Saturday, January 15, 2011

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

It's raining and freezing here today so I'm making the most comforting thing I can think of, homemade cinnamon rolls! I'm using this recipe if you get inspired to join me. The dough is really beautiful and easy to work with. I also think I'm going to drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze and I left out the nuts because I didn't have any.

Here's a process shot. Definitely not a diet dish! My two tips are: use real cinnamon, not Cassia cinnamon and use quilting thread to cut the rolls. It says to use a serrated knife, but that just squishes them. Hold one end of a piece of thread in each hand, slide it under the rolled up log, cross the pieces over one another, handing each piece to the opposite hand, then pull. The thread will cut and come out straight.

Edited to say: OMG these are the best ever!!! They taste just like Cinnabons used to taste in the 80's when they were still good. I didn't need the glaze because you just spoon the stuff on the bottom of the pan over the rolls. Sooooo good.


Mama Pea said...

One of my FB friends posted that she's making cinnamon rolls tonight, too. What's up with this?! You guys are making me hungry!

jess said...

You really had to post this, didn't you... omg. That looks incredible, now I HAVE to make them. :)