Monday, April 26, 2010

Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns and more!

I found this recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman from Bakerella's Blog. I had been thinking about cinnamon buns lately anyway, haven't had them homemade in a loooong time.. too long, clearly. And low and behold there they were when I was aimlessly clicking through Bakerella's website. Maple coffee icing?! Don't mind if I do =P

Pre-frosting.. Isn't Pam spray awesome ? My fiancee' is showing off how he flipped the one pan upside down and tapped once or twice, and all the cinnamon buns popped out perfectly, still attached and looking lovely!

Icing, anyone? Drizzled all over for maximum gooeyness.

You need to see it up close to appreciate fully..

I halfed the recipe since it makes about 25 in half, and 50 or so with the full batch. Brian and I don't need that many, especially with the wedding on the way (June 18th!) and us both trying to get back in shape. There's still a lot for just us so I gave a few to our landlord and will drop off some with my mom later today. But then again.. do I really want to share.. hmm.. ;)

Here is the halfed recipe, just to make your life easier:

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls (makes about 20-25 rolls, depending on how big you cut them)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 pkg yeast
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 Tbsp salt
melted butter

Maple Frosting
1/2 bag Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Maple Flavoring
1/4 cup Milk
1/8 cup melted butter
1/8 cup coffee
1/16 tsp salt ( a pinch, really)

The full recipe is here:


since I was feeling like I needed to cook yesterday, I also made two recipes for dinner.. one was an asparagus risotto recipe that was on the tiny tag of the asparagus we bought earlier in the week, and the other was a modified recipe found on the side of Good Housekeeping's Artichoke Pasta Sauce. I will post both later, as I need to get to work soon :)

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