Pops and I will be Birmingham this evening as we travel. We will not be stopping just passing through.
We like the state of Alabama a lot. I could live here and not feel too far out of my element.
There are farms, mountains, rolling hills, fishing, hunting and northern Alabama has changing seasons. It really is a beautiful state. The temperatures aren't unbearable in the north either.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama.
It is the founding city for the celebration of Veteran’s Day, and holds the record for the oldest Veteran’s Day celebration.
It has been voted “The Best City for Bass Fishing” by voters from Bassmaster magazine.
It is home to two American Idol winners, Reuben Studdard in 2003 and Taylor Hicks in 2006. Bo Bice received runner up in 2005.
Here is a recipe from that area.
Orange Rolls from The Club in Birmingham, Alabama
"Out of this world yeast roll with an orange glaze from The Club, Birmingham, Alabama
1/4 ounce dry yeast ( 1 package)
1/4 cup warm water, about 125 degrees F
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon granted orange rind
1 tablespoon orange juice
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl. Add the next five ingredients, mix well. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Mix well. Place dough in a greased bowl turning to grease the top. Cover and let rise until double in bulk, about 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Combine sugar, coconut and orange rind. Set aside. Punch down dough. Knead until smooth and elastic on a floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle coconut and orange rind mixture over top. Roll up from long side. Cut into 1 inch pieces, turn on end and place into a greased muffin tin. Cover with wax paper and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven at 250 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes. Do not brown. While still warm drizzle with the glaze.
I can't wait to try these.