♦ THE STORY OF A VERY GOOD IDEA ♦
Our scouts are always on the lookout for great new recipes and they have traveled far and wide to find them. But, one day, as the scouts were sitting around the table in the kitchen talking about some of the great recipes they had discovered, they all agreed upon an idea that would turn the kitchen upside, outside, inside, downside, round and round, and all about. They decided that instead of going out to search for the recipe for one particular item containing all the qualities they wanted in a new product, that instead they would reverse engineer the process and see what extra special something they could come up with. First, they allowed 2 sheets of magic Laughing Bear Bakery recipe paper to come to room temperature before slicing it up into strips. Each scout took one slip upon which to secretly write down just one ingredient or taste or texture they wanted to find in a new product. Then, they carefully measured and sifted all the slips into a large mixing bowl, stirring by hand until well combined. Next, they poured the mixture out onto a floured work surface and kneaded it by hand (about 20 minutes) until it reached the right consistency to be rolled into one perfect idea. Someone made the brilliant suggestion to slice the roll into individual rounds, which they placed on a prepared baking sheet and baked in a 350-degree oven for about 40 minutes or until golden. When the aroma was just more than they could bear, they pulled out the baking sheet and poured caramel sauce over the top, and sure enough, when all the special ingredients were rolled up into one idea, they produced caramel covered cinnamon rolls! Just about the best idea to come out of the Laughing Bear Bakery oven so far. We recommend reheating your Caramel Cinnamon Rolls for about 11 seconds in the microwave oven to achieve maximum overwhelm from this great, collaborative idea. You get extra points for licking the caramel sauce off your fingers.
♦ THE STORY OF DEBBIE SUE'S CRESCENT MOONS ♦
Laughing Bear Bakery scouts travel far and wide to find the best inspirations for our delicious bakery goods, and Debbie Sue's Crescent Moons is one of their most exotic adventures. Far, far away across the universe, over the moon, and beyond thirty-seven fields of glittering, white-sapphire stars, there is a small planet hidden just behind Pluto, where rainbows intersect in the sky at sunrise and sunset and where the rain is not wet, the snow falls only for an hour after midnight, and where everyone lives in harmony and peace. On this happy planet there grows a species of tree that can only exist where conditions are just right. It is the place where dreams come true and it is where the Laughing Bear scouts found the Crescent Moon tree. In this forest, sunlight filters through a canopy of lush green before falling like a gentle whisper upon the Crescent Moon trees. Soft, scented rains wash away their troubles, and the bubbling streams water their roots. Once a month, the Crescent Moon trees bear fruit that actually resembles fried pies! There are cherry Crescent Moons, peach Crescent Moons, blueberry Crescent Moons, and apple Crescent Moons, Fudge Crescent Moons, and even more Crescent Moons too countless to mention. The Laughing Bear scouts harvested many of the Crescent Moons and spent considerable time and effort in the kitchen tasting them in order to develop recipes that would faithfully recreate their flavor and texture. Finally, when chef Debbie Sue was completely satisfied, she transcribed the recipes and the bakers started making them to share, much to the delight of everyone who tastes them, for they truly deliver a taste experience that is out of this world! Each made-from-scratch, hand-crafted Crescent Moon is carefully constructed of flaky, buttery pastry crust filled with a special blend of fresh fruit, pure sugar, and a secret, natural spice selected to compliment the flavor of the fruit to flawless perfection. Our pies are baked - not fried - and served with our special wish that all your dreams may come true.
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