Preparing bowknot pastries for a bridal shower, a baker sees a sign from God she just can't ignore!
Posted in , Mar 10, 2015
A question for all you chefs out there–have you ever experienced a cooking-related miracle?
That’s what happened to today’s guest blogger and lifelong baker, Jane Chapman of Murray, Kentucky. She was baking one of her famous “bowknot” pastries for a church bridal shower when she saw something peculiar. A sign from God she just couldn’t ignore.
Here’s her sweet story…
I walked into my kitchen early one Saturday morning, greeted by the aroma of cinnamon and sugar. That could only mean one thing–my bowknots were almost ready!
My “bowknot” recipe was kind of famous. A scrumptious pastry ring that had delighted family and friends ever since I’d dreamed up the dish back in my 20s, a sweet twist on my mother’s biscuit recipe.
The dessert was so popular that everyone at my church knew about it too. In fact, I’d been asked to prepare two trays of bowknots for a bridal shower taking place at church later that day. Hence the early morning baking.
When I’d prepared the bowknot dough the night before, I’d asked God to bless my baking and the couple getting married. “Place Your hand on these bowknots and their marriage too,” I prayed. What a sweet young couple. I could hardly wait to see their faces when they took their first bite of bowknots at the shower.
While the bowknots were finishing up in the oven, I mixed the ingredients for the icing. I placed a saucer under the mixer beaters to catch any excess icing. Then I pulled the bowknots out of the oven and transferred them over to the counter to be iced.
When I lifted the beaters again, I gasped. There was something left behind on the saucer where the icing had dripped–the shape of a hand! A sign that let me know my little prayer had been heard loud and clear.
Every last bite of the bowknots was devoured at the bridal shower. And the young couple? I knew for sure that God had his hand over their marriage.
Want to try your hand at Jane’s famous bowknots? Take a look at her recipe below:
Jane’s Bowknots Recipe: