July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 11

Sea To Shining Sea (Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist)



Giant Cinnamon-Pecan Ring
Northwest Suburban Council

2 - 1lb loaves frozen bread dough, 1/2C Sugar, 2 tsp. Cinnamon, 1-1/4C sifted powdered sugar, Milk (about 4 tsp.), Pecan Halves (optional), 1/2C butter, melted, 1/2C packed brown sugar, 1/2C chopped pecans, 1/2 tsp. Vanilla, Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Lightly grease inside of Dutch oven. On a lightly floured surface, flatten thawed dough slightly. Cut each loaf into 4 pieces (total of 8). Form each piece into a rope about 18" long. Brush each rope on all sides with melted butter. Stir together sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Place mixture on sheet of foil. Roll rope in sugar mixture to coat evenly. Shape rope into a coil in the center of Dutch oven. Roll another rope in sugar. Attach securely to end of first rope and continue coil. Continue coating ropes and attaching to form a 10-11" circle. Sprinkle any remaining sugar over coil. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 30-40 min. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. Cover with foil last 15 minutes to prevent over browning if necessary. Cool about 15 min. Stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a thick glaze. Spoon over top of cake. Decorate with cinnamon sticks and pecan halves. Serves 16

Independence Day Flag Cake


3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, 1-2/3 cups sugar, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup Hershsey's Cocoa, 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder,1 teaspoon salt, 1-1/3 cups water, Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows), 1/2 pint blueberries, 1 quart small strawberries, of uniform size


Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat on high speed 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately with water to butter mixture. Blend just until combined. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Place cake on oblong serving tray or foil covered cardboard.

Frost cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Arrange blueberries in upper left corner of cake, creating a 4x5 inch rectangle. Arrange strawberries in rows for red stripes. 12 to 15 servings.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened, 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In large bowl, combine powdered sugar and butter. Add milk and vanilla; beat to spreading consistency.

Patriotic Popsicles


1 pkg. (3 oz.) red Jell-o, 1 pkg. (3 oz.) blue Jell-o, 1 pkg. red Kool-Aid (unsweetened; 2 quart size), 1 pkg. blue Kool-Aid (unsweetened; 2 quart size), 2 cups sugar; divided, 4 cups hot water; divided, 4 cups cold water; divided, Ice pop molds

Mix red ingredients and 1-cup sugar together. Add 2 cups hot water and stir. Add 2 cups cold water and stir. Pour into molds.

Mix blue ingredients and 1-cup sugar together. Add 2 cups hot water and stir. Add 2 cups cold water and stir. Pour into molds. Put in freezer to harden

Much More S'Mores
Northwest Suburban Council

The Classic: Toast one marshmallow over hot coals until brown; then sandwich it between two squares of chocolate and two graham crackers.

Robinson Crusoe: Spread one-tablespoon peanut butter on the graham crackers before sandwiching.

Chocolate Dream: Use chocolate graham crackers instead of plain.

Sophisticates: Use chocolate biscuits or cookies instead of graham crackers.

Crackerless: Push a Rolo or other bite-size piece of chocolate into the marshmallow pierce both with a stick and roast.

Healthy: Substitute healthful cookies for crackers, slater marshmallow spread on them, sprinkle with carob chips, and set near fire to melt.

Extra Layers: Sliced bananas, cherries, dried, pineapple, raspberry preserves, and dried strawberries

Stars and Stripes Munch Mix

1 14-ounce bag potato chips, 1 7-ounce bag stick pretzels, 1 3.25-ounce can macadamia nuts, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Preheat oven at 350F. In a large pan, mix potato chips, pretzels and macadamia nuts together. Over low heat, melt butter, sesame oil, peanut butter and cinnamon. Stir well . When completely mixed and melted, drizzle over potato chip mixture. Bake for 10 minutes.


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