Saturday, July 6

A sweet treat and a little prize.............

A week ago this past Friday, I was busy cleaning and baking because our kids were coming out for a visit. I had baked up a big batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies (a family favorite) but I wanted something special for a treat at breakfast. I decided I'd make cinnamon rolls. Memories of the big cinnamon rolls that Lucille Olson made at the L & L Cafe when I was a teen-ager made me get out her cookbook and make her rolls. I made these a couple years ago and was surprised they turned out so well. A warm cinnamon roll with melted frosting is just so good!

Now the reason I was surprised that the rolls turned out so well is that the recipe involves yeast. That's one of those ingredients that if you don't get it just right then the yeast won't rise and you will not get yummy cinnamon rolls. I evidently got it right.........water temp was perfect and the yeast was fresh and oh, did the dough rise!!!

 
If I do this again, I need to get a bigger mixing bowl because the recipe makes a huge batch of cinnamon rolls. So many that I rolled out the dough once........


and cut it into slices...........

 
 and filled these pans, plus two more 10 x 13 pans. Then I let the rolls rise again.
 
 
The smell of the rolls baking was too good to be true. I let them bake til golden on the top and then let them cool before I frosted them.  I put the unfrosted pans in the freezer, took a small pan of rolls to friend, Sue, and then we ate the frosted ones.

And while the rolls were baking, a brief but intense rain shower fell and when it was over the sun came out bright as could be. I just knew there might be a rainbow, so I grabbed my camera and sure enough there was one. Actually, there are two. If you look closely on the right, you can see that it is a double rainbow!
So I was really pleased and surprised that my cinnamon rolls turned out so well, and then I was pleased and surprised that there was a rainbow...........so I thought I would please and surprise one of you with a little fabric treat from my stash. I am cleaning and sorting and found these summery fabrics. I am going to make them into the little candlemat that I designed a few years ago. I don't need all the fabric so I have a fat quarter of the floral and three fat-eighth's, plus my "Candlelight" pattern, for one lucky winner!
Just leave your name and tell me if you have ever made cinnamon rolls. Easy as pie! I'll have my random number man draw a winner on July 12th at midnight. Good luck!
Sandi

48 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Sandi,

Cinnamon Scrolls are a favourtie in our home. I make them in the Breadmaker. When our daughter was in New Zealand for a year, she came back for a visit half way and I had to have Cinnamon Scrolls made before I went to the Airport. As soon as she got in the car at the Airport I handed over a box with some in.
Just love rainbows, something special about them. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev.

B Greene said...

I make cinnamon rolls using my mom's recipe. I usually make two pans of regular dinner rolls and one pan of cinnamon rolls each batch. They are so yummy!! We don't add the frosting and we eat them with a Sunday dinner, not for breakfast (but they are good the next morning, too!). Your rolls look amazing!!!!

Pat said...

Oh, my.....you make me ashamed to admit that the only cinnamon rolls that go in the oven at our house are the Pillsbury kind. :( Yours look absolutely scrumptious, though!

Unknown said...

These look so yummy! I have a favorite cinnamon roll recipe called Clone of Cinnabon with cream cheese frosting that I like to make every once in a while. Marianne H.

grandmatomato said...

Now I love to eat the cinnamon rolls but I have only made pre made ones.
The pans of rolls sure make me hungry for one.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Yes, I've made many pans of cinnamon rolls. Making them reminds me of my mother. Love the fragrance, love the taste, and am always disappointed when I have one somewhere else--the lesson being that people who make huge gorgeous cinnamon roles and sell them usually go for looks when it's what's inside that counts!

Donna said...

I have not made cinnamon rolls; however may have to learn. Where I lived before Florida there was a lovely Mennonite bakery and they made the cinnamon rolls, caramel cake and some of so fine cookies.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have never made homemade rolls, but I sure would love your recipe. It looks delicious!

Gene Black said...

We made cinnamon rolls in my Family Life class in high school. I think I have only made them once since then..but I have baked a lot of bread since then.

Merritt said...

Yes, I've made cinnamon rolls. They are my favorite pastry.
Yours look wonderful!!
Merritt

Ray and Jeanne said...

I haven't made cinnamon rolls lately but after seeing yours, I think I may need to make some this week! I can almost smell and taste yours! ~Jeanne

Darlene's Dabbles said...

Yes, I have made cinnamon buns. but today I made 2 dozen brown buns, 2 loaves of brown bread and 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread.

barbara woods said...

no but yours look yummie thanks for the chance

Jan Baker said...

I make them from my Mom's recipe but noy often as I stuff myself.

Debbie said...

I might have made cinnamon rolls years ago (can't remember), but haven't baked for years since my son became the resident baker. He often makes things with yeast and they always come out perfect! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Sandi.

Nikita said...

Absolutely.. I've tried many different recipes over the years, but I found a recipe off 17 and baking for pull apart lemon bread.. the dough consistently comes out amazing..soft and fluffy, that I decided to try it for cinnamon rolls, and let me tell you... those were some AMMAAAZZZINNGG rolls.. the only bad part was I had made half the recipe and only had one pan and we were arguing (my sister, brother adn I ) who got the last one. So that is now my go to recipe.

cyndiofthevortex said...

I was so hoping for a recipe! Could you post the one you used? These look just like the ones my mother-in-law used to make before she was unable to cook anymore. They look delicious!

Julie said...

Oh boy do those rolls look good..the one thing I think I have not attempted to make.

Laura in IA said...

I've tried cinnamon rolls but I'd rather be quilting. I love to eat cinnamon rolls, but alas, yeast and I are not good friends.

Rosa said...

Yes,I made cinnamon rolls using my friend`s recipe.I make them for breakfast in holidays seasons when all the family are here.

Yours look delicious!

annemarie said...

I have made cinnamon rolls severaltimes but yeast stills scares me - yours look so delicious!

Melanie said...

Confession: Cinnamon rolls are my favorite. I don't have birthday cake...I get cinnamon rolls. But working too many hours a week I have made a great discovery...Try Rhodes Frozen Cinnamon rolls. Put them out overnite and the next morning pop them in the oven...I'm not a traitor--I so admired those that make them from scratch...I'm just juggling those apples for a little quilting time;) Be sweet...

Needled Mom said...

I can almost smell those rolls from here. Yes ... a larger bowl would be a great idea. LOL

Isn't there some special wish you are to make over a double rainbow?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Used to make them.

Pam said...

I make cinnamon rolls about every 8 weeks, we have them for a late breakfast and then I share the rest with my neighbours, if I did not we would stuff ourselves stupid with them.

Kathy MacKie said...

I used to make them when my son's stilled lived at home but that is many years ago now.

Elizabeth Shultz said...

I remember one of my Aunts from Norway came for a visit here in the states many years ago and made cinnamon rolls EVERY morning for us kids since she couldn't speak English but she wanted us to know she was so glad she was visiting and we were too!!!!! It was the best 3 weeks I can still smell them and that was 30 plus years ago. I think once the heat dies down I will make them to show my grandson how much I enjoy him visiting grandmom. Thanks for bringing back a nice memory. Eliz

Beth said...

Your rolls look so delicious. I have made them once, but they were not as good as I hoped.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! Nope, not much of a baker, really not much of a cook at all. But my microwave and I are on a first name basis, Mikey and I. Lol. Those do look scrumptious though. I can see them sitting right on my tummy too. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

grann616 said...

Only from a can.! I would love to have your pattern and fabric. Thanks, Sharon Lozano slozano5@earthlink.net

tisme said...

I usually just do refridgerated rolls, so yours look totally awesome!
I think you should share the recipe, might give me the motivation to make my own. :)

Anda W said...

I make the dough in my bread machine then roll and bake from there! awolk at rogers dot com

Christine M said...

I haven't made cinnamon scrolls before but looking at yours makes me hungry! The kids are home on holidays so perhaps we'll give some a try.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yes, I've certainly made cinnamon rolls and the last ones turned out just like yours - running over the edge of the bowl when rising! I've had flops too - I just never know. I'm sure your kids and everyone else enjoyed yours Sandi!

desertskyquilts said...

I have made cinnamon rolls, even from scratch, but not in a long time! Did those smell better than the soy candle? =) They look so yummy, even before the icing was added!

dezertsuz at gmail

Tina said...

I just stumbled across your blog and am so happy I did. What an amazing little town celebration.
I have made cinnamon many times in my life but none lately. After looking at your's I think it's about time to give them another try.

Lisa Marie said...

Yes I make homemade cinnamon rolls sometimes. Now that I have a bread machine I use it to make the dough and it's easier than it used to be.

Marie said...

Well I have never made cinnamon rolls but my husband has. Come to think of it, he hasn't made any in quite some time. Maybe I need to drop a hint! lol Thank you for the chance to win!
Marie

Judy1522 said...

Yes, I have made many batches of cinnamon rolls over the years. There is nothing like warm cinnamon rolls right out of the oven.

Dee in Idaho said...

only once and never again, I had a big mess but I was only 20yrs old then. still don't think I will try again. and on the 10th of july I will be 61. LOL Dee in Idaho

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Anonymous said...

Yes, I have. But haven't made thm in a long time. Somemtimes they have been good and sometimes not. Thanks for the chance to win! Felicia (bfhamlin@bevcomm.net)

SewLisa :o) said...

Yes, I have made cinnamon rolls. I don't make them often as DH and I are diabetic. Now I'm craving some. LOL. Yours look delicious.

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