Don’t you hate it when your hands have flour and butter all over them so that you can’t get your hair out of your face? Don’t you hate it when your arms are a completely different shade than your face due to your obsession with bronzer?
All one really needs in life: Dough, melted butter and cinnamon sugar.
(below picture from last year, we haven’t frosted them yet)
3 1/2 cups warm water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup oil
5 T. yeast
Combine above in large bowl and let rest 15 minutes
10 1/2 cups flour (or more, if needed)
1 T. salt
Mix into the yeast mixture 5 cups of flour, eggs, and salt with an electirc mixer until smooth. Beat in by hand the remaining flour. Pour out onto floured board and knead until smooth (about 7-10 minutes) adding flour as needed, but be careful not to add too much. Let rest about 15 minutes. Divide dough in half and roll each half out to approximately 12’x3-‘. Melt 1/2 cup butter and spread evenly over each rolled dough (1/4 cup on each). Sprinkle each with a generous amount of cinnamon and about 1/2 cup sugar. Roll up each half and slice into 20 rolls (40 rolls total). Place on large cookie sheet. Let rise about 20 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes @ 400 degrees.
Cool about 5-10 minutes, then frost with butter cream frosting:
3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 T. milk (enough to make it spreading consistency
Beat together with electric mixer until smooth.
After the rolls were finished, I realized that I had four running buddies just hanging out on the couch with me, I knew that there was only one thing to do.
Charlie pulled me for the first half of the run and I pulled him for the second half.
I really really really love running in the dark. There is nothing in the world like it and I came home with even more of a runner’s high than usual. The whole running at sea level thing feels really good too (we live at 4,551 ft above sea level). I didn’t wear the sweatshirt on the run because it is perfect weather for just a t-shirt and capris. I wore my, ‘I’m not lazy, my body just hurts’ shirt.
When we got home we had the soup for dinner that we made earlier on in the day with sourdough rolls. (In soup: every vegetable imaginable, chicken broth, turkey, salt, pepper, garlic salt and poultry seasoning).
Roll #2 had strawberry jam and roll #3 had grape jelly.
Last night’s dessert deserves its own post….coming soon.
Are you a night run lover? Who do you take with you on your night runs….dogs, friends, husband/bf/wife/gf, pepper spray?
Married folks: Do you enjoy your in-laws cooking or the food they have at their house? Be honest, I won’t tell them.
-Love (I am not just saying that because she reads the blog).
Tell me about your favorite t-shirt at the moment….