6 Classic Dude Ranch Recipes to Try at Home This Year
Dude ranches are notorious for their delicious food and you’re sure to eat well when you’re vacationing at a dude ranch! While we wish we could have ranch meals made for us every week of the year, we’ve instead opted to try out these favorite dude ranch recipes at home. Keep scrolling and let us know which dude ranch recipe you want to try out first!
Good Quality Hamburger Bun Chipotle Ranch Dressing Avocado Slices
Red Lettuce Leaf
What to Do: BBQ hamburger preferably over oak, season w/Montreal, cook until medium-rare (or preference). Grill bun w/butter until toasted. While the hamburger is still on the grill add cilantro mix & shredded jack cheese to the burger. When the bun is ready add chipotle ranch to both sides. Finish top bun with avocado, tomato, & lettuce. Put finished hamburger on the bottom bun & close with a toothpick.
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut (Available at natural food stores)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup pecans
1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Nutmeg
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter and ½ cup honey
2 cups mixed dried fruits such as cranberries, cherries, currants, golden raisins, apricots, prunes and/or dates
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
What to Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl stir together oats, coconut, nuts, and spices.
In a small saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and toss to combine well.
Mix in brown sugar well.
Spread granola evenly in 2 shallow baking pans and bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, stirring frequently and switching position of pans halfway through baking, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven. In a large bowl, combine granola with dried fruits and cool, stirring occasionally. (Granola keeps in an airtight container, chilled, 1 month.)
Warm milk in the microwave milk for 45-60 seconds or until warm to the touch, not hot.
Place milk into the bowl of your stand mixer, add 1 TBSP sugar and 1 TBSP yeast to the warm milk. Stir and let it sit for five minutes or until it becomes foamy. (Proofing)
Add in the ½ cup sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture in the bowl of your standing mixer. Use a dough hook to stir until combined
Add 4 cups flour, salt, and cinnamon and stir the dough hook, starting on low and increasing to high as the mixture comes together.
Knead dough in the standing mixer until a large ball is formed. The dough should be smooth and only slightly tacky to the touch. If the dough seems too sticky and is not forming a ball, add more flour 1 TBS at a time until a smooth ball is formed.
Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead with your hands until it is smooth and elastic
(about 3-5 minutes). Form it into a ball, and place into a large, greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a warm damp towel and leave in a warm place to rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.
Make the filling
While the dough is rising, make the filling. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until well incorporated. In a separate dish, have your butter ready to be melted in a microwave-safe dish.
Assemble Cinnamon Rolls
Sprinkle a large work surface with flour.
Gently press the air out of the dough and form it into a rectangle.
Roll the dough into a 24×12” rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
Melt your butter and brush it onto the dough, make sure you use all the butter. I like to pour it over the dough and then use a pastry brush to spread it out evenly. Then sprinkle your filling over the buttered dough evenly and gently press it into the butter so it’s wet. This will ensure it sticks as you roll the dough.
Roll up dough and cut into 12 equal-sized rolls.
Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish.
Then place rolls in 4 rows of three, evenly spaced.
Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Bake Cinnamon Rolls
Once rolls are doubled in size, bake them in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes. They will rise more in the oven as they bake.
Make the Cream Cheese Frosting
While the rolls are baking, cream the butter and creamed cheese together. Once smooth and creamy, add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Continue to beat until incorporated, lump-free, and very smooth. Do NOT chill the frosting. Keep it at room temperature until the cinnamon rolls are baked.
Once the cinnamon rolls have been removed from the oven, let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then spread the cream cheese frosting on them while they are still warm.
Serve and enjoy!
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