1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Water
3 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup Sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
3 1/2 cups bread flour ((I used only 3 1/2) )
Egg wash: :
1 tablespoon milk
Pour the milk and water into a saucepan and heat to a scald. Pour this into a large bowl (I used my kitchen aid bowl since I was going to knead it using the mixer), allow cooling to lukewarm.
Add in the oil, sugar, and salt; mix with a wooden spoon till well blended. Add in the beaten egg and 2 cups of flour; mix till smooth with a wooden spoon. Add in the instant yeast and mix. Allow sitting for 10 minutes uncovered. Now, start to slowly add in more flour. I added 1 1/2 cups…a total of 3 1/2 cups of flour.
I used my Kitchen Aid to do the mixing…I kneaded the dough for 6-8 minutes. Add a tablespoon of oil to a clean bowl and place the dough into the bowl. Turn over a few times to lightly coat all sides of the dough with the oil.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest till the dough doubles in bulk, about 1 hour. While the dough is rising, make the cones. That is if you don’t have any. If you do…ah, take a break:)
Make the cones out of card stock paper material or fliers that are a bit more sturdier. Tape the cones and then cover them well with aluminum foil, so that no paper shows.
Set them aside. Remove dough and knead a few times to release the gas. Now cut the dough into 8 pieces. Use a scale to make sure each piece is equal in weight (I didn’t do this since I don’t have a scale). Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes.
Take each piece of dough and roll it into a 36-inch rope. Roll the dough ropes around the greased 6-inch cream horn tubes. Place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and brush with the egg glaze. Sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds (or both).
Cover with plastic wrap. Allow resting for 30 minutes in a warm environment.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 – 22 minutes or till golden brown (mine took about 18 minutes).
Place onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before removing the tubes. Fill them with your favorite filling and enjoy!
They freeze very well.
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