No School!

Ah, the childlike joy of having school canceled–what thrill can compare in the mind of a 6 or 7 year old? Yesterday our kids had an unexpected day off due to a power-outage in their elementary building, followed up [with glee] by a snow BLIZZARD day today!  Such sweet, unwrapped, intangible gifts are received with smiles as wide as Montana skies in summer, and our kids couldn’t wait to dive into a day in the kitchen with mom.  Love that.

In the spirit of sharing, I’m posting my mom’s luscious Cinnamon Roll Recipe today and am inviting you to give them a try.  They’re easy, deee-licious, and fun to do with helping hands.  I must begin by saying that I acknowledge the hideous nature of the photos below.  I took them one-handed with my cell phone because the battery on our real camera was dead.  So, the lighting is terrible, the colors unacceptable and unedited, and the sharpness, well, they’re not sharp.  But hey–I never claimed to be a photographer 🙂  You’ll still get the idea!

For a Breakfast Party in Your Mouth, You’ll Need:

1 bag of frozen white bread dough [I used a 3-loaf pack of Rhodes]

Copious amounts of brown sugar

Plenty of cinnamon

Raisins if you like them

dental floss for a cutting trick


2. Sprinkle lots of brown sugar over buttered-dough.

3. My brown sugar in the forefront. Lots. of. sugar 🙂 THEN, follow with a generous all-over sprinkling of cinnamon.

4. If you like raisins, soak them in hot water first to soften and plump them. Then, add copious amounts to your rolls. For me, a cinnamon roll just isn't a cinnamon roll without raisins.

5. Roll dough lengthwise in preparation for cutting. Above: my non-raisin rolls which were delivered to a friend, and all manners of cooking crap in the background. Ignore my junk!

6. Ready to cut. Tip: slide dental floss under roll. Lift both ends and criss-cross, making sure the floss touches in the middle. In a quick motion, pull the criss-cross for a nice, non-roll-squishing cut.

7. Me "floss-cutting" the rolls. Best idea ever! Thanks, Mom!

8. Arrange rolls in pan, leaving space for them to rise. Crucial!!

9. Cover pan and set on stovetop while you preheat the oven to 350*. The warmth seems to speed the process. Let them rise until they fill the pan! See below.

10. When your rolls are nice and puffy, stick them in the oven for roughly 15 minutes or until very lightly browned. Too dark = hard and crispy! Trust me, that is NOT what you want.

To end, mix up some powdered sugar + milk frosting and drizzle over warm rolls.  Enjoy with your family…just don’t give yourself a stomach ache by eating too many like someone I know did this morning.  It makes doing yoga a little uncomfortable!

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2 Responses to No School!

  1. kamarah says:

    Going to get my frozen bread dough this week!! Can’t wait to taste again! YUM.

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