Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
Hicks’ maple bacon cinnamon rolls took second place in the 2019 WV State Fair Savory Maple Contest.
2 large cans of cinnamon rolls
1½ cups Appalachian maple syrup
1 pkg bacon
1½ cups chopped nuts
Unroll cinnamon rolls and place them on a baking sheet. Place one strip of bacon onto each cinnamon roll. Cover cinnamon rolls with 1 cup maple syrup and roll back into cinnamon roll form. Bake according to package and until golden brown. Remove from oven and cover with more maple syrup. Put the cinnamon rolls back into the oven for about 4-5′. Cover with cinnamon roll topping from the package. Top with chopped nuts and remainder of maple syrup.
Fayette County, WV
Citrus Maple Soba Noodle Salad w/ Crispy Maple
Chicken or Roasted Maple Butternut Squash
Enjoy this soba salad recipe on its own or top it with either crispy maple chicken or roasted maple butternut squash.
1 ten oz package soba noodles (thickness is your preference)
1 bunch green onion
1 cup toasted coconut
1 orange worth of orange juice and zest
1 lime, juiced
2 Tbs sesame seeds
4 Tbs Appalachian maple syrup
⅓ cup sesame oil
¼ cup tahini
½ cup coconut milk
Prepare soba noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles and run cold water over them until they are cool to the touch. While noodles are cooking, preheat oven to 350. Prepare a sheet pan and lay out the coconut on the pan. Toss the coconut in olive oil or oil of choice and place the pan in the oven to toast. The process should take 10-12′. In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, coconut milk, tahini, sesame oil, orange juice and zest, lime juice, and sea salt. Once noodles are ready, combine toasted coconut, sesame seeds, and sliced green onion in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle sauce over the noodles and combine well.