Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cinnamon Rolls

Remember that last post where I promised to post more.... That was a month ago. I have so many things that i want to share with you, time just gets away from me. My farmer and I are getting married and breaking ground on our new house all within the same month AND... that's about 83 days away (who's counting, right).

Spring is finally here and I know more Spring like weather is just around the corner - so in the upcoming weeks i will be talking about getting your garden and your yard ready for Spring. My farmer will also be hitting the fields, so I am sure to do a post or two about him and his green tractors. But for today I am going to talk about cinnamon rolls.

They are my staple for almost everything. It's a tradition that I make them for birthday's and I like to dress them up for holidays with things like colored icing, heart sprinkles or it may just be festive ribbon tied around the container.

This recipe, like a lot of my favorite recipes comes from another blog i follow regularly, Everyday Occasions. Someday I am determined to be that farm wife and that farm mom that gets up at the crack of dawn and makes everything from scratch and all farm fresh ingredients. That sounds pretty dreamy to me - but for the time being, this farm girl has a hard enough time getting up early to work out and chug coffee, much less make from scratch cinnamon rolls. SO.... when I came across this recipe using frozen bread dough, I had to give it a try.

A day before I make them I always lay out however much dough I need. In this case I just made enough for one pan.

Cover with a damp towel and place in a warm area. In my house its always in my laundry room , which is full of windows.

I let my dough rise all day.

That afternoon/evening when the dough has fully risen I butter my dish. It doesn't need a lot of butter, just a light coating.

Flour a surface generously and roll out your dough. 

Add the butter. Notice its NOT melted - just softened. That way more of the flavor stays in the dough as opposed to running out of the sides.  

Add the remaining ingredients. 

Roll up 

Slice up and cover with a damp towel 

The next morning bake on 350ยบ for 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

I made these on the 1st day of Spring so I added a little blue food gel to the icing.

Cinnamon Rolls: 

1 loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed
3 tablespoons of butter, softened
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1/4 cup of sugar

I have yet to really master icing that I can't live without. Maybe it's because I have never really been an "icing" girl, but for these rolls I mix milk and powdered sugar together until I have found the right consistency. 

If you have a little extra time this week I would definitely suggest giving these a whirl. Have a good week everyone, and stay tuned for later in the week I will be talking about getting your yard and your garden prepped for Spring and planting.

1 comment:

  1. Your cinnamon rolls look great!
    Thanks for sharing,


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