This is a definite departure for me, but what the heck! On my husband's birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to make real cinnamon rolls from scratch. I do enjoy baking, but this was a first. I used my brand new The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook. If you're one of the 2 people in the universe who haven't found her website/blog yet, do check it out. It's great on so many levels.
In her honor, I took lots of photos. They're pretty crappy but still fun. Oh, and you don't even have to buy her cookbook for this recipe. It's right here on her website.
So I skipped a lot of steps, and just jumped right in with the fun part - assembling the cinnamon rolls. I made the dough the night before, let it rise, and then stuck it in the fridge until morning.
It already looks yummy! (Please ignore the softening cream cheese. Hubs loves him some cheesecake!)
Lots of melted butter and cinnamon (please ignore the beer...)
Lots of sugar and some curious hands.
Please ignore those finger streaks. I have no idea how they got there!
Now where is my rolling pin going?
After rising, ready for the oven!
Paul had to try his hand with the rolling pin.
Just missing one thing...
Look at all the gooey frosting!
Relaxing with full bellies.