Happy Monday! This is an exciting day because Daniel takes his last final of his first year of law school! YAY! No more studying for a couple of months! I am so excited. His birthday is tomorrow, as well! I got him a Peloton for his a birthday, and tickets to a live taping of one of our fav podcasts, so we’ll probably just have a lowkey night on his actual birthday. I’m planning on baking him a cake, so we’ll have dinner and cake and relax!
Speaking of baking! I love baking! I used to bake quite a bit, and then I kind of stopped but I’ve started trying out a few new recipes lately and I thought I’d share some of my favorites every now and then. DISCLAIMER: I’m not an expert, and I’m def not a food blogger so these pics are not beautiful and I can’t explain recipes to you!
The recipe I used for these cinnamon rolls is from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I’m pretty sure she knows everything there is to know about baking. Her recipes explain each step in depth and they are super easy to follow. She also has TONS of recipes. I’ve followed her on Instagram for a while, and I’m excited to try a few more of her recipes.
I made her Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe. It really is so easy! I changed a couple of things in the recipe just to fit my preference. I followed the dough recipe exactly except I didn’t use the brand of yeast she recommended.I just used whatever brand of yeast Harris-Teeter had! I did use “instant” yeast though! I’m not sure if that made a difference. I also did let these rise for 90 full minutes. I set them in my oven with tin foil on top of the pan, but I didn’t heat my oven like she did!
I also changed the filling. I did way more filling first off, and I added brown sugar along with my regular sugar! I used roughly 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I also put tons of cinnamon. LOL I didn’t even measure. I just like a lot of filling in my cinnamon rolls, yaknow? I rolled out the dough into a big rectangle, spread room temp butter on the dough, and then sprinkled the mixture all over.
I made smaller cinnamon rolls, so I ended up with 15 cinnamon rolls! I also always bake my cinnamon rolls in this Le Creuset dish!
For the filling, I use confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Again, I make a lot more of this than the recipe calls for. Daniel likes a lot of icing, and he’ll eat the majority of these! I also add more vanilla just because I like the vanilla taste. I don’t ever measure anything for this icing, I just keep adding more sugar/milk/vanilla until the consistency is right!
I’m excited to start baking again, so let me know if you have any tried and true recipes I should try out!!
See you next time!
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