Saturday, January 07, 2012

New kitchen discovery instead of knitting


Since I really don't have any finished knitting to show you I thought I'd share with you my newest discovery in the kitchen.

IMG_1467I think I have found the easiest and quite possibly the healthiest cinnamon rolls that I know of. They are so easy that you could make them everyday if you wanted to. I've even made a bunch and froze them. Twenty seconds in the microwave and you have a warm cinnamon roll for breakfast. My family loves them and me for making them :) The dough is just flour, yeast, salt...that's it. No eggs, no butter or oil. Fat-free! The only fat I used was just enough melted smart-balance margarine in making up the cinnamon and sugar filling.

How is it that they are so easy? Well, I use the master bread recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book. Here's the link to Zoe and Jeff's blog that shows you how to make the cinnamon rolls. I don't use the brioche dough and I use a simple icing of milk (skim), confectionery sugar and vanilla. I make the peasant bread version substituting 2 cups of whole wheat flour for some of the all purpose flour.You can even make them up the night before and let them rest in the fridge overnight and bake them in the morning.

IMG_1466 I also have been making sandwich rolls using the same recipe. I have been freezing the rolls and making up sandwiches with the frozen rolls and then by lunch time they are all thawed out and you have a sandwich on a fresh roll. Delicious. Enjoy :)


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14 comments:

  1. OMGoodness, those look YUMMY! Im going to have to give them a try after surgery!

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  2. Those look yummy. I have that book and need to start using it!

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  3. They do look tasty, and in the morning easy is great! Happy New Year!

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  4. oooo...I can smell the cinnamon from here!

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  5. Boy, oh boy, oh boy. I love cinnamon rolls, I love easy, and I just got the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book for Christmas. Score! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  6. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes for my upcoming hip replacement. You are correct, there have been so MANY advances in orthopedics, I'm told that this surgery will be 2 hours as opposed to the 10 hours of my last hip revision!!! AND, a 4 inch incision instead of 18 inch incision! Home in 2 days, not 10 days, sounds good all around!

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  7. Yum...they look delicious!

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  8. Some things definitely outshine knitting. YUM!!

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  9. Hi There! Those rolls looks really good. I must find that book. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love the book, "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day"!!. I discovered it over the summer and can't stop making bread. As a matter of fact, we had some for dinner tonight.

    Those cinnamon rolls look absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try making them :o)

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  11. They look awesome! Funny, we just had cinnamon rolls for breakfast, just Pillsbury though. Yours look much better. Thanks for the visits, always appreciate it.

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  12. Me popping back round. Thanks for the kind words about Got Brown, busy working on another one, as I look out at the cold day am glad to be indoors.

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  13. Yum! I'll have to give that one a try after I pick up the book.

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