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We 3 gmas baked TFL's Pan Aux Raisins and Cream Cheese Snails

gmagmabaking2's picture

We 3 gmas baked TFL's Pan Aux Raisins and Cream Cheese Snails

This week the middle gramma (me) chose the recipe, and I chose a recipe from TFL's selection of great ones. Pan Aux Raisins and Cream Cheese Snails.  We had a good time making these and the funniest thing was the one I cut open this morning that introduces our bake... there are about 5 raisins on top of the roll I cut, so there was not way of knowing that the inside was going to turn out like this! Loved it!

Here are our pictures. Barb's first and she is the multitasker this week... she made the pink lemonade cake from King Arthur's baking catalogue.  

isn't this a beautiful cake.... didn't see a cut piece... must be for when the kids come over. 

                                                                         And then a roll, that popped out to look like a little piggy jumped onto the cake.. She corraled them and arranged them on this plate and they behaved after that.!

These are mine... I only made raisin rolls.   

These are really tasty little gems.    You all know Helen is famous for her braiding... well, her spirals are something to behold also... These cream cheese snails, look so professional. 


Amazing day with my sisters and many good things to share as a result... Life is good.... Looking forward to many more bakes with my role models!

We all enjoyed this recipe and the results. I, personally, am blown away by that rolls I sliced this morning... I laughed so hard, it was a great good morning... I felt like my sisters were right there with me... that smile looks like both of them!!! Really, it does. 

Happy Baking, Barb, Helen and Diane


Floydm's picture

Those look lovely (and awfully friendly too)!

MANNA's picture

I cut out the lemonaid recipe fron the KAF catalog too. You have to let me know how it was.

gmabaking's picture

was good but not as much lemon flavored as I thought it would be. Far be it from me to dare to improve on our mom's frosting recipe that went with her carrot cake but.... I added the leftover fresh lemon juice (around 2 tablespoonsful)  to her cream cheese frosting and it was great. In fact it was so good that I split the layers and made a four layer cake. Frosting recipe is easy to remember: 4 oz butter, 8 oz cream cheese and 1 lb confectioners sugar.  

Janetcook's picture


This recipe is a family favorite and always brings smiles so your photo says it all :)



evonlim's picture

quality time and lovely bakes.. wish i have my bread smilling at me!

happy baking


PaddyL's picture

They all look so good, you've made me hungry!

dabrownman's picture

delicious rolls by the dozen that you GMA's made this week, I know that we would still have room for at least half the cake.  The extra lemon in the frosting has to be great and we put it in our CC frosting for everything it goes on thanks to you fine ladies.   I catch my apprentice putting the zest in the frosting now claiming it is better and less sweet that way.   The face is too muxh and reminds me of the Pillsburry Doughboy. 

I was wondering when you were going to post this week bake .....Glad it was such a good one!

Happy Baking GMA's

Baker4life's picture

beautiful work :)

gmabaking's picture

sounds like a great addition to that frosting. Now I have to fiqure out something that needs frosting. Don't think it will enhance the Tartine bread I just started though, would be kind of like gilding the lily or something like that!

Our baking day was fun but my favorite thing about the day has to be the raisin faces!

gmagmabaking2's picture

God did those... cuz we know I never could have placed them that way!