Today Sister Schubert had the privilege of being interviewed on The 700 Club! She really enjoyed getting to spend time sharing her story and delicious recipes with the show! Click here to watch the full interview.]]>
On February 6, 2010, the publisher of Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters, The Idea Boutique, received four ADDY Awards from the Panama City Chapter of the American Advertising Federation for the design of the book and the website! Awards include 1 Gold ADDY, 2 Silver ADDYs, and the Best of Show Publication Design.
“We are so honored to have the opportunity to work with Sister Schubert to produce such a quality, award-winning product,” said Lisa Burwell, president and owner of The Idea Boutique.
“I love the beautiful design of my cookbook,” said Sister Schubert. “Apparently, the industry judges feel the same way about it that I do!”]]>
Sister Schubert visited charming Fairhope, Alabama last week for several events. Page and Palette, a darling bookstore and cafe set in the center of downtown hosted Sister for a book signing of her new cookbook Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters. The scent of freshly baked Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls was wafting through the air from the direction of their Latte Da Coffee Shop as locals gathered to get their personally autographed copies of Sister’s book and meet the author.
Sister also prepared a delicious King Cake recipe on WKRG’s noon show and signed books at Vivace, where Mike Huckabee was the keynote speaker.
The day after signing copies of her new cookbook at the adorable Page and Palette bookstore in charming Fairhope, Alabama, Sister was invited to perform a cooking demonstration on WKRG Channel 5 in Mobile. Since the season of Mardi Gras parades is upon us and this region of the country celebrates this tradition in style, Sister schubert shared her delicious King Cake recipe with the viewers. Click here to watch the clip of Sister’s appearance on WKRG.
Click to read the rest of this post for the full King Cake recipe.
King Cake for Mardi Gras
1 package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water (110°F to 115°F)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup whole milk
3 teaspoons orange zest, finely chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¾ cup butter, cold
Small plastic baby (or a red kidney bean)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
1 cup pecan pieces, roasted until fragrant
⅔ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground allspice
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1–2 tablespoons milk
Green, purple, and yellow paste food coloring
Dissolve yeast in warm water in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook; let stand 5 to 10 minutes until frothy.
Combine salt, sugar, orange zest and milk in a small bowl. Combine milk mixture with yeast mixture. Combine cinnamon and flour in a separate bowl.
With mixer on low speed, alternate adding flour and beaten eggs a little at a time, beginning and ending with flour, until completely incorporated. Knead on low speed for 10 minutes. Dough will be smooth and elastic. Chop cold butter into small pieces; with mixer at low speed, add butter slowly until incorporated. Do not melt butter.
Place dough into a well-oiled bowl and turn to coat top. Cover loosely with a damp tea towel and allow to rise in a warm place (85°F), free from drafts, for 1 hour or until dough has doubled in bulk. Punch down, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Prepare filling: Combine all ingredients, stirring until well blended.
Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to return to room temperature. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 6 x18-inch rectangle. Spread pecan filling over surface of dough, leaving a 1½-inch margin on each side. Place the plastic baby (or kidney bean) somewhere in the filling.
Fold long side of dough over and roll tightly. Place the dough roll on a lightly greased baking sheet and form into a circle, seam side down, tucking one end into the other. With wet fingertips, seal the seam. Cover loosely with a damp tea towel and allow to rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, for approximately 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare egg wash: beat egg and 2 tablespoons water until well combined. Brush over surface of dough.
Bake until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped, approximately 30 to 35 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.
Prepare glaze: Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and milk, stirring until glaze is a smooth fluid consistency. Divide between 3 small bowls; tint one batch purple, one green and one yellow, stirring until well combined. Place tinted glaze into 3 small zipper bags and seal, pressing air out. Snip one corner of each bag and drizzle over cooled bread. (Traditionally, the colors are applied to separate sections, but use your creativity here.)
Decorate the platter with doubloons and Mardi Gras beads.
Yield: 1 large loaf]]>
Next week, Sister Schubert will be visiting the quaint, landmark Fairhope establishment Page and Palette for a book signing. The signing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010. Sister will be speaking briefly to tell her amazing story as she greets fans and personally autographs copies of her new cookbook, Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters. You won’t want to miss it!]]>
Even sparkling diamonds have their flaws and it appears we have discovered one of ours. It has recently come to my attention that my new cookbook contains a misprint in my most beloved “Everlasting Rolls” recipe. Where the recipe calls for 5 eggs, it should call for only 2. We have printed stickers to accompany each copy of the book that will correct this mistake. If you have previously purchased a copy of the cookbook and you would like to have a complimentary copy of this sticker, please contact us at 334.222.2265. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused my loyal fans and readers. I greatly appreciate your kindness, understanding and continued support.
On January 26, 2010, Sister Schubert will be joining guest speaker Governor Mike Huckabee at Vivace, an ecumenical arts festival in Mobile, Alabama. Sister will be a guest author contributing her talents to the mix of gifted artists, musicians, and writers at the event. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out Vivace. You won’t want to miss it!]]>
Sister’s visit to Vicki’s Kitchenique last Saturday in Destin was a hit! She made delicious Cinnamon Bread Pudding and amazing Turkey Cranberry Rolls, which all of the attendees had a chance to sample! Sister had a wonderful time doing what she loves: cooking and sharing her recipes with other people. Check out more photos from the event here.
Want to taste some delicious home cooking from a master Southern baker? Vicki’s Kitchenique in Destin, Florida will be hosting Sister Schubert for a cooking demonstration and book signing for her new cookbook Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The beautiful new book would make a fabulous Christmas gift for the baker or cook in your circle of family and friends. In addition to all this fun with Sister Schubert, Vicki’s Kitchenique will be giving away certificates to their fun and informative cooking classes.
Three drawings will be held on the hour at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. and customers must be present to win (no purchase necessary). Head out to Vicki’s Kitchenique to sample some delicious food, learn tasty recipes, win a fantastic cooking class or buy a beautiful cookbook that benefits Ukrainian orphans.]]>
Sister Schubert’s interview with Sandra Woodward on Clemson University Radio Productions’ program Your Day aired yesterday. It was such an interesting interview delving into many of Sister’s passions and it is now available online. Click here to listen as Sister shares her story of success and offers advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs.