Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

I love cinnamon rolls.

I adore them. I crave them. I
need them.


So last weekend, I decided I was going to make the suckers from scratch. I was drooling in anticipation. I couldn't wait to roll out the dough, sprinkle the cinnamon, roll it up in a swirl of delight...


But, I lost.



How can you criticize and pout when a man starts giggling in delight over stirring butter and milk? I mean, really.



So I made him a deal. I would let him do everything as long as I got to roll up one chunk of the dough with cinnamon. It looked fun. In return, I would twirl around in the kitchen and take pictures.



Ben was overjoyed with the arrangement.




For some reason, I love making bread from scratch. I like the kneading, the rising, all of it. It's very comforting. And tasty.



We used the recipe out of old faithful--the red and white plaid Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. Except we did brown sugar AND sugar instead of plain sugar. Such mavericks.




Just in case any of you get creative and build me a robot, I want one with eyes like this. Scratch that.
I want eyes like this. With sprinkles.



One roll, two roll, three roll, drool......Excuse me.



This photo was not staged. Seriously. You should have heard the whining that accompanied it.



So after all that hard work (twirling is hard work), we were forced to wait.



But we were rewarded.

Seriously rewarded.


I'm still drooling.


Grace, hope you enjoyed it.


*Icing from Alton Brown's overnight cinnamon rolls. Stay tuned tomorrow for the third edition of the terrifying diner, when the mysterious figure is finally revealed. And remember--next week is Halloween week!'

P.S. I don't know what's going on, but my comments are messed up and I'm having a hard time leaving comments for some of you. So Swirl Girl and Heather, I'm not ignoring you. I just can't leave you any comment love!

44 comments:

Lorraine E said...

Haha how very adorable. I love it when men cook, I wish my husband did it more often. Meanwhile those cinnamon buns have set off a huge craving...

doggybloggy said...

super dooper sweet and .....I cant think of an appropriate word that rhymes.....

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

wow - those look yummy! and from scratch! Impressive!! They look so perfectly round!

sassy stephanie said...

Oh my yummy. I love 'em too. I have never braved them from scratch though.

Candy said...

Yum! I think that is a great treat!

Prudy said...

Hey! The comment thing is happening to me. I have several people that I can't comment on now and I have no pics in my comment section. WAAAH! If you figure it out let me know. And pass me a cinnamon roll, would ya? They look fab.

Maria said...

The comment thing is going around I guess. So annoying. I don't know how to fix it. But let's talk about these cinnamon rolls, really, you out did yourself. They look super scrumptious!!

Grace said...

cinnamon rolls are my ULTIMATE breakfast treat. i wait until i have something really spectacular to celebrate before endeavoring to make them. rest assured, i act much like ben while they're baking. sometimes i even crack the oven to get a whiff. :)

Audrey said...

Yum. That's all, just yum. (I had the comment thing too, btw...)

Katherine Aucoin said...

And you never invite me over for breakfast; I'm a good twirler too. Your cinnamon rolls look so gooey and good!

april said...

These look fantastic!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Ummmm... I can almost smell them from here!

Marie said...

I did get your comment Duckie! Thanks! I can see there is a different way of leaving comments on here now! I suppose I will get used to it! WOWSER WOWSER Not only do you have two incredibly cute and adorable pups, and an incredible talent for putting your words to paper and weaving a spell around each of us, but you have an incredibly adorable husband who is not just a pretty face but a dab hand at cooking too!!! Yummo! My favourites as well. I Just lurve cinnamon rolls. Well done Ben and congrats Duckie on being so blessed!!!

Heather said...

ohhh those look good! i love the pic of your hubs watching the buns bake in the oven :) mine loves cinnabuns, too. these look like they turned out really well :)

Lucy said...

Wonderful feast you've got going there...time for me to mix up a batch... now just wish my DH would create them for me one Sunday morn! Not even in a million years LOL! Lucky you ;-)

Swirl Girl said...

Yummy !
Love that you gave Ben a chance to avoid plumber's butt while staging the picture...

...those are the real cinna-buns, right?

Audrey said...

hello again...I'm getting your comments ok, too but I'm having trouble leaving them on other sites. So it's all a mystery to me. I'm wondering if it has something to with the new format on Blogger? Oh well, we can just send them by esp for now.

Esi said...

Cinnamon rolls are definitely on my to-make list. Nice job making them from scratch.

Amanda said...

No fair! You can't post a treat like that and not include the recipe. No matter how fun it is to read your musings, I still want to try it :( Boohoo!!

Kristen said...

I'm drooling... those look SO good!

I laughed when I read your DTR comment! We say that too except ours stands for "determine the relationship." Now that I think about it, define makes much more sense!

Lisa said...

Great cinnamon rolls and great help you have!

Marjie said...

I've made these very buns from this very red plaid cookbook! And they usually last at least 90 seconds! My dearly beloved is lucky if he can cook Cheerios, so you won't see him in the kitchen rolling out the dough or mixing the sugar. Ah, well, at least he'll always need me to feed him!

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Bless, I must admit I gaze through the oven door like that too.
I adore yeast cookery too...almost as much as I love cinnamon swirls, yurs look great!

Veronica said...

I thought I smelled cinnamon rolls! I especially like the picture where the rolls are reflecting on the counter...nice! Oh what I would give right now for a cinnamon roll warm and fresh from the oven.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh yummy! They are actually on my itinerary for NEXT weekend...a friend of our son's has put in his "order" for them! Of course, I must oblige! ... and keep some back for us to..

Pam said...

Cinnamon rolls are hands down my very favorite treat. I only allow myself to make them on Christmas day (makes them even more special). I am so jealous... they look fantastic!

Mrs. L said...

I haven't made cinnamon rolls from scratch since my step-mother helped me (okay, she really did all the work) many many years ago. I might have to give them a try again cuz these look wonderful.

Anne said...

Yum- I've made that recipe before and it's delicious! It's so cute that your man got involved, too.

nikkicrumpet said...

DROOL, DROOL, DROOL, DROOL....... I wish I could bake.

Greg C said...

Blogger is having a blonde moment. Something is up with these comments. How about saving some of those cinnimon rolls for me.

Pumpkin said...

Nothing smells better than cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. No one on earth can resist that smell, it's a scientific fact.

wwwbunnysovencom said...

These look devine Duckie!! They look melt in your mouth good!!!

jenjen said...

Wow -- those cinnamon rolls look wonderful. Warm cinnamon rolls straight out of the over -- what could be better? I wish I could have a bite!

noble pig said...

Oh yes, I love them! And I love making them! The picture of Ben is just adorable.

Laurie said...

Nothin like having a happy hubby hovering.. over hot cinnamon rolls!
This is one of our families favorites too. Sometimes we simplify it and turn those rolls into monkeys! :)

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

I love the googly eyes on the counter. "Come here to me, Duckie... you are powerless to resist my charms..."

SITS Girls said...

Look at your sassy blog design!

We are thrilled to have you join SITS.

300 Cinnamon rolls, please.

Tiffany & Heather

Cakelaw said...

Yummo - these are fab!!! I love the pics of Ben making the rolls - gotta love a bloke who bakes.

Sharon said...

I love the ol' red & white cookbook! Those look so amazing. Brown sugar is definitely a good call!

Ingrid said...

That picture of your honey taking a peak is too cute. How nice that he made them and let you do the fun part...rolling and twirling! Okay, speaking of twirling when am I geting my fix? Hello, I'm fiending here and I just read Wednesday's edition!
~ingrid

Emiline said...

Oooh, sexy! He's got that plumber look.

The cinnamon rolls look great. You are so mavericky!
I adore cinnamon rolls. If you put a pan in front of me, I will eat all of them...

kellypea said...

You guys are so cute. I just love that your hubster ends up doing the cooking. Yum on the cinnamon rolls. I haven't had them in a while and would love one about now!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Ahahahahahahah! Love the hubby's butt! Funny! And delicious looking (the rolls, lol)!

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