Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cinnamon Rolls

Ciao!

My spring semester is going well, but man is it busy! Between classes, homework, exams, meetings...let's just say I'm on a well-needed spring break! So, here's a little poem to kick off the season!


 Next up, we get to the food!  

I have to share this amazing recipe for cinnamon rolls!! A favorite in my house, they're often requested for Thanksgiving, Christmas brunch (perhaps again at New Years), or whenever the mood strikes! (Let's just say I've made these quite a lot...) Yes, they require a sleepover in the fridge, but the dough is so pleasant to work with in the morning, you'll be jumping outta bed just to make them! Find the recipe here at
 http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/overnight-cinnamon-rolls and see for yourself!


I'm not even kidding - these are amazing! The dough rises beautifully overnight, and the second rise (after filling, rolling, and cutting them) is such a transformation! Mine are practically jumping out of the baking pan! Now, make sure they are fully baked before removing them from the oven. Since they're so tightly packed in the pan, they might take longer than 25 minutes - so use ye'ole toothpick trick and make sure there's no gooey centers! Then, once removed from the oven, drizzle with wonderful icing and serve! (This recipe makes a lot, and leftovers are great! Even if they don't last long in my house...)

I'll always love Taste of Home. Their recipes are simple, delicious, and can be poshed in so many ways! This recipe, for instance, even includes a couple variations, like a dark chocolate or orange-spice filling. The dough is also so versatile - you could fill these with anything you'd like! Other posh ideas include smearing the dough with your favorite spread (I love pumpkin butter) before rolling it up, or layering thinly sliced apples, raisins, and pecans atop the cinnamon sugar. Poof! There's your posh! Pleasepleaseplease try these cinnamon and let me know how much you love them!! (And how you poshed them!)

With love (for food),
Ellen
-- A dash of posh can make all the difference in your next dish! --