30 January, 2010

The boys having fun snowboarding and sledding.

My kids have been requesting cinnamon rolls for a while now so I thought what better day to do it. The snow was lovely and the boys snowboarded at the neighbors for quite some time. I had to make them come in before frostbite had it's way. Warming up by the fire later on and sporting pink, chaffed, and raw skin it all seemed worth it to them. It was all for the thrill of the hill. After all, how often do they really see this much snow. With church being cancelled they plan on being back at it at 8 a.m. Mom will be ready with the hot chocolate. (:

CINNAMON ROLLS THREE WAYS (gooey pecan, unfrosted, or cream cheese frosting)
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

22 January, 2010

A couple of my cotton napkin designs.