Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I've been accused...

...of nesting. Psch!! Just because I decided to make cinnamon rolls for the first time ever, recover some cushions on a bench that still needs to be painted, hang and rehang several pictures on our walls, sort our toys (again), reorganize the sock basket, hem curtains, rearrange furniture, sweep out the garage, and finally move a pile of books that have been sitting in a corner of our bedroom for at least a year and a half doesn't mean...alright I'm guilty. But the cinnamon rolls, and all of their butter, were totally worth it.

Sweet Rolls or Crescents
4 c. warm milk
1 c. sugar
4 T. yeast
mix and let stand for 10 min
4 eggs
5 c. flour
beat 3-5 min
let rise 15 min
Beat down and add:
1 c. oil
4 t. salt
5 1/2-7 cups flour (or more if needed)
Add 1/2 stick butter
Let rise about 45 min
Put butter in counter, rolling pin, and hands
Roll out cover with melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar
Roll up like wrapping paper
Slice and place on pan
Let rise about 30 min
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes
5/8 cube of soft butter
1 lb powder sugar
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
stir in canned milk


the4bulls said...

Have I told you that I love when you post recipes? I almost always make them and they are delicious!!!

Mary said...

Oooh, they look so good! I'm jotting down the recipe for later! Thanks for sharing!

The Kalcichs said...

Mmmm. Now I'm definitely coming to visit! I love the power of nesting! So how much longer?

I am Laura said...

I want to make some of those, but I hate being in the kitchen. Why oh why do I not live down the street from you anymore. I am sad about it. That chair looks good==you are an awesome furniture recoverer. Can't wait to see your babe when he comes. Seems like it should be super soon.

Willy Happy Mama said...

Oo yummy! You must be tired after all that. Way to go!

Judy said...

Hey, the bench just gets better and better as the years go by. Way to go!

Tiffany said...

I was telling Judy and Quinn yesterday that I need to get the nesting urge from you. Not that I'm ready for the baby to come soon, but because our house could really use a good cleaning out and organizing!

Britt d. said...

Oh! Gee! Thanks for inviting us over for a cinnamon roll! NICE. Stop trying to outshine the rest of us big belly ladies! Since you insisted on posting a long list of "I'm having a baby in a few days and look at what I did" I have go mow the lawn! ;)It's a really good thing you're my twin and so I forgive you for being so perfect.