I’m not really much of a cook (the fact that I eat out 90% of my meals may have already told you that) but I do adore making breads and desserts. I have tried many cinnamon roll recipes in my 27 years of life but this is the true winner. This recipe you can make the night before and bake them in the morning to make life easier too. I have never met a human being that didn’t love these:
3 1/2 cups warm water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup oil
5 Tbs. yeast
Combine above 4 ingredients in a large bowl and let rest 15 minutes.
10 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbs. salt
Mix into the yeast mixture 5 cups of flour, eggs and salt with an electric mixer until smooth.
Beat in by hand the remaining flour. Pour out onto floured board and knead until smooth (about 7 minutes) adding flour as needed but be careful not to add too much).
Let rest 15 minutes.
Divide dough in half and roll each half out to approximately 12″ x 30″. Melt 1/2 cup butter and spread evenly over each rolled dough (1/4 cup on each).
Sprinkle 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 (or circular pans like we do) and let rise about 20 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes (or until desired doneness) at 400 degrees.
3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 Tbs. milk (enough to make it spreading consistency)
Beat together with electric mixer until smooth.
If you want to make them the night before (or a few days before) then cook them for just 5 minutes, wrap them in seran wrap and freeze them. Take them out of the freezer for about an hour in the morning and then bake them the rest of the way (for us it was about another 8 minutes)!
PS using canvas to roll out your dough (pie, breads etc) makes life so much easier!!!
Brooke has a recipe for soup to share with you: Watermelon, fish, banana, cheese and a turkey drumstick.
We got Brooke’s kitchen HERE. FYI it took me and my dad 4 hours (okay, my dad did most of the work but I organized everything for him) to put it together. It is incredibly sturdy and watching movies while making it made it more fun.
And an important running lesson from Curly: She taught me that you will be warmer if you cover your ears with your hands while running in the snow. Try it on your next run and report back to me on how it went.
What are you really good at cooking/baking? Not so good at cooking/baking?
What are you up to today?!?!
Anyone else feeling extra exhausted after Christmas? Brooke and I both slept in until 9ish.