A girlfriend of mine asked me yesterday for the cinnamon roll recipe I posted on our previous blog, Bump & Run Chat, waaaayyyyy back in December 2014! I can't believe it's been that long! So a fun throw back for this Thursday and a fab treat for Easter this weekend!
WARNING: This recipe is not in the slightest, not even a little bit healthy. But they are OH SO YUMMY, so read on if you dare and try not to eat them all in one sitting;)
Every year, once a year I make these cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving and every year I look forward to them. Growing up our family tradition was to have cinnamon rolls while we watched the Macy’s Day Parade. Sometimes they were the Pillsbury pre-made rolls, but most times my mom made them from scratch. Now that I have my own family the tradition continues. They are my annual indulgence and I love, love, love them! One year I tried a paleo version, but they just did not compare. Every year now Gwyneth asks and ensures I'm making the real recipe! She's such a cutie!
Now that we're all social distancing and some of us are on a strict lockdown, like me, they are a great way to treat ourselves and well...now we all have lots of time to bake! They do make wonderful holiday treats, any holiday, so make them for Easter Sunday! The kids will love 'em!
Here are a few tips to help you with the recipe:
Kneading the dough:
My favorite part of the recipe! Take out your frustrations on that dough!!! I use a dough attachment with my mixer (although the regular attachment will work too) and add the flour slowly. You want to be sure to reach a consistency that is easily manageable. If the dough is sticky, add more flour; and if it crumbles, add a bit of water. Be sure to knead the dough for the full 5-10 minutes.
Once you’ve rolled out the dough and added a lovely layer of butter, cinnamon and sugar, you can then top it with walnuts, pecans, or raisins...whatever your heart desires!
Cutting the dough:
The best way to cut dough is to use dental floss. A knife, even if it’s serrated, will likely smoosh the dough. Crazy little trick I learned a few years ago, and it doesn’t matter if you only have flavored dental floss. You won’t taste the flavor. So place the floss underneath, criss cross it at the top (like below), pull each end until it cuts through the dough, and voila! Who ever came up with this idea was a genius!
Icing the rolls:
Not really a tip, just a final little note: once you've baked these sinful creations, be sure to add as much or as little icing as you want! Might as well add lots, right?!? Gwyneth definitely prefers a ton of icing!
Are you baking tons right now? What are your stay-at-home Easter plans?
Stay safe! xoxo