Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
No this isn't the 'real' animal, but a variation of Beavertails® pastries sold at the Winter Carnivals here in Canada.
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons yeast (quick rising)
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Place ingredients for dough in breadmaker on dough setting.
- Once dough cycle is completed, remove and cover for 10 minutes.
- Form into 8 balls.
- Roll each ball to 1/4 inch thickness in an oval shape.
- Place on parchment paper on baking sheets, cover and allow to rest 15 minutes.
- Brush with melted butter, and top with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake 20 minutes 350F oven.
- Remove and ENJOY!
These were tasty but not quite as authentic as I had hoped. I guess I'm more used to flakier beaver tails while this was more soft and fluffy. I also had some issues making the dough. At the beginning, it was more like pancake batter than a dough! I had to add a LOT more flour to get it anywhere near a dough consistency, so I'm not sure what happened in the process. It was quite a messy journey, lol, but it was still tasty in the end. I think I'd roll them out really really thin next time because they were HUGE after baking and not quite what I wanted. I definitely liked that it was baked and not deep fried in a ton of oil. My family enjoyed them too. Thanks :)
Excellent and fun to make! They do turn out huge and soft and moist. They're great for when you want something lightly sweet. Some were sent to my sons teacher and she also gave them high praise.
Fantastic!! They ended up "resting" for about 30 minutes and became HUGE. I think next time I'll brush with melted butter, then add some melted butter to the sugar/cinnamon and drizzle that on.