Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

My second recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks was Cinnamon Rolls. My husband made an offhand comment yesterday that he was hungry for cinnamon rolls. Little did he know that I'd been eyeing this recipe and alternately thinking, "Yes!!" and " looks like lots of work. Maybe later."

It was the day before Father's Day, so I took up the gauntlet aka spatula, and started mixing.

The website version of the recipe rated this one as Easy and it was. This is the kind of recipe that isn't hard, but it takes time, like lasagna. People aren't impressed by your culinary skills, so much as your endurance and discipline in successfully completing the many steps required.

But I have to say, there is magic involved. If by magic, you mean butter. Oh my! These will clog your arteries if you have too many. I "skimped" on the butter and only used 1 1/2 cups to make 48 rolls. How many of these rolls are too many? I think it prudent to reserve these for holidays or special events. Giving most of them away is probably a good idea, too. Though I see the wisdom in making 40-50 at a time. It's a lot of work for just a dozen rolls. Henry Ford would approve.

We ate one batch and I froze the other four. Let's check the calendar for holidays: June 21 (Summer Solstice), July 1 (Canada Day), July 4th (Independence Day), July 15 (Full Moon).

I think this holiday-only idea is a keeper.

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