March 24, 2012

Lace Headband.

I crocheted this lovely lace headband in about 10 min.
I usually can't can never pull off a headband , but this time I made an effort!
Since I thought this headband was so darling I thought, I should be totally imaginative
and turn it into something magnificent!!
" Your imagination is your only limit "
So my ideas for this lace pattern was to create a
awesome slouch hat.
I think that would definitely be classified as
I took a close up pic, so you can kinda see the totally
unique design...

I think I discovered, and accomplished something awesome today. I
also think that today I rocked the hippie headband look!
By the way, you can also discover something new, If you go to Great for beginners!!!
With more to come.

Love, Lenisha

Coconut Stickybuns.

These lovelies are " The " most divine pastries I have ever made.
They taste very delicious and they are ...HEALTHY.
Yes, I said it. Healthy.
I'm PRETTY sure you are drooling right now, so here is the recipe.

2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
2 tbsp. lukewarm water
1/2 c. lukewarm fat free milk
1 egg
2 tsp.unsalted butter,melted
2 1/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. semi-sweet coconut flakes
4 tsp. fat free milk
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
3 tbsp. semi- sweet coconut flakes

1. In a small bowl sprinkle the yeast over the 2 tbsp. of water, and let stand
for 10 min. until foamy. ( when its foamy it should look like curdled milk)

2. In a small bowl  combine the 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk, with the egg, and butter.
In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With the machine running,
add the yeast mixture, and the milk mixture until the dough forms a ball.  Knead the dough 
by pulsing it 30 times in the food processor.

3. Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray; place the dough in the bowl.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and let the dough
rise in a warm place. About 30-45 min.

4.  Spray an 8" cake pan with non-stick spray. Punch down the dough , and
lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour. Turn out the dough and knead in the 1/3 cup of coconut.
and divide the dough into 8 even pieces. Roll out each piece of
dough into an 8' rope and coil into buns. Place the buns
in the pan , and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and let sit
for another 30-45 min.

5.  Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Brush the tops of the bun with milk
(so they'll brown), and bake for 20-25 min.

6. Meanwhile in a  small bowl , combine the powdered sugar,vanilla,and 3 tbsp.
of coconut. Add 3 tsp. of warm water. Mix well.
Spread the glaze over the buns as soon as they come out of the


Love, Lenisha

Nutrition facts:  204 calories, 2 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2 g dietary fiber,
40 mg protein, 42 g total carbohydrates.