Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cinnamon Roll Heaven

I went to visit Katie and Jason over the weekend. I wanted to escape Madison and I was so super excited for them (Their offer was just accepted on a house! Yay! Their first!) that I wanted to visit them and Maizy, Bella and Lola in their current abode.
After Katie's delicious Saturday morning breakfast which you should see here soon. She and I decided to embrace our mutual love of The Pioneer Woman by cooking her legendary Cinnamon Rolls.

We didn't get started until 3:30 or 4 and we finally finished around 9:30 or so. Neither of us had ever made anything with yeast before so this was a learning that we both learned from, but that turned out pretty well for a first attempt. Our other lesson was in the cinnamon realm. These were good, but Katie and I both agreed that we used too much cinnamon, so much so that we ended up with an almost spicy/salty aftertaste.

Here is Katie icing away with our maple coffee glaze. (Ours was more like icing to be perfectly honest. We used a two pound bag of powdered sugar because that is what I read in the comments section on the original website, seems that probably wasn't the orignal amount, but it worked out well for us.

The Pioneer Woman's recipe calls for a big strong man to mix the glaze. She had Marlboro Man. We had Jason. So we ended up using Katie's KA. :-) Teasing Jason. He could have stirred that stuff into oblivion if we had asked him too.

Ta Dah! Cinnamon roll heaven. In the back left you can see the remnants of our taste testing. I told Katie that I wanted to try the middle one like a brat and she quite easily popped that one out for our sampling.

1 comment:

Robin said...

YUMMY!!! I'm not a big cinnamon roll fan but I ended up eating two of these. I disagree, I think the extra cinnamon is a plus. They aren't super sweet like so many rolls you find, didn't give me a diabetic sugar rush headache!