Monday, September 27, 2010

Homestead Blessings--Cinnamon Rolls!!

I do believe I might be the only wife/mom who has never made homemade cinnamon rolls!

(Please tell me I'm not the only one!!) :) 

I've been very proud of my yummy homemade cinnamon rolls, even though to everyone else it seems to be a "Been There Done That" thing!  ha ha!

I have to say that making these was SO MUCH fun!!!  I loved it!  And they were SO tasty too!

-Dough rolled out
-Brown sugar/butter mixture applied
-Cinnamon sprinkled

-Dough rolled up
-Cutting the rolls out
(I couldn't believe they looked like the ones from the can!!!)

-After they had their second rise
-Ready to go in the oven!

-Glazed and ready to eat!

Okay, here's the truthful part--these took me about 2.5 hours!!!  (YIKES!!) 

I made these on a Saturday morning when Ryan was out cutting wood for us this winter (we heat our house with a wood stove).  So the boys were excited to wake up to my announcement "I'm making cinnamon rolls for breakfast!"  Let's just say after 2 hours of waiting with mouths watering, they devoured them!

Overall, they were worth it, but I learned a lot about multi-tasking for next time...and I learned how to prepare the dough the night before in a way that doesn't sour it!

I probably should have watched my instructional video a little better!  But really, the West girls did it again!  They explained each step so thoroughly that I was never left wondering "Am I doing this right?" during the process (and normally I ask myself that several times with a new recipe!)

So now it's your turn to tell me about your cinnamon roll recipe...and how long does it take you to make your homemade cinnamon rolls?

8 comments:

JillAileenJones said...

These look really yummy-I got a recipe from a friend where you make them from scratch too but you start the first half in your bread machine-which I loved-it mixed them and they did their first rising in there then you take them out and put all the good stuff in the middle and then you finish rising them, It does take about that same amount of time but most of it is in the bread machine so I just didn't other stuff during that time.
I posted on it once. If you wanted to try it sometime I will share the recipe. So glad you are feeling better.
I have been praying for you.
Love
Jill

cooperkelly4 said...

we make cinnamon rolls for every.single.birthday! Had to start somewhere. What a fun day for you. =0)

James and Bri Dodson said...

Cinnamon rolls were one of the very few things my mom would actually cook (other than things that could be made in the microwave or one-pan hamburger helper type things). She used bisquick, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. They always taste a little like sweetened biscuits, but went pretty fast. I've only made them once since we were married and don't buy bisquick anymore so I guess I need a new recipe...lol.

Thanks for your post! These dvds are on my Christmas list (well, they ARE my Christmas list...lol).

Candace said...

These look so good Grace! I was a bit shocked at the amount of time it took me to make my first batch too! I used the "Artisan Bread in 5 min a day" They have some pretty good tips for freezing & refridgerating bread too! That always helps to speed things along come baking day!

{:miss v:} said...

That's so funny that you just made these because I just made my very first homemade cinnamon rolls last Sunday evening! I posted about them too! They were really good and didn't take long at all to make...maybe 30-40 max with baking time!

Yours look yummy! What's your recipe?

Lynnette Kraft said...

It won't take you nearly as long next time. :) The old learning curve. I love homemade cinnamon rolls. Kyle got me started making them for his business meetings when he worked at Love Box. He kept me so busy, I quit. I was a young, overwhelmed mommy at the time. ha!

Making them for my family, well, that's another story!

How are you feeling with the pregnancy?

I enjoyed my visit!
Love,
Lynnette

Gwen Toliver said...

My first experience was trying to make rolls for Christmas morning breakfast - we ended up eating them at about 11:00 in the morning!!! Even though I used white and wheat, the wheat always makes for a heavier dough which requires a longer rising.

I have several different recipes - one requires an overnight rising which is nice because then I can pop them in the oven first thing in the morning.

Have you ever tried Saf Yeast? It's available in lots of natural food stores. It only requires one rising, so for all my yeast bread recipes, I immediately shape the dough after kneading. I don't have to go thru the first rising and punch it down. Works great and I'd highly recommend it! Let me know if you want info on that.

I'm convinced that EVERYTHING takes longer when you have lots of children around - so many distractions. But some day, Grace, our houses will be empty and we'll be amazed how quickly things can be done - and we'll be bored. :)

Diana said...

I'll be right over.

That's all.

I'll be right over.

*tummy rumbles*

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