Weekend Cooking: I Love Cinnamon Rolls!
I Love Cinnamon Rolls!, by Judith Fertig, is the ultimate cookbook for cinnamon roll lovers everywhere! This small, square cookbook is jam packed with every cinnamon roll variation you can imagine. The book starts out with the basics informing readers of the anatomy of a cinnamon roll (the pan sauce, the dough, the filling and the topping), ingredients every cinnamon roll lover should keep on hand, and an overview of the process of creating these delectable treats.
This cookbook is chock full of recipes, including vegan, whole wheat, and gluten free versions. Most (but not all) recipes feature mouthwatering photos and quite a few include variations to try. There are recipes that include such goodies as pumpkin, cranberry-orange, and banana, just to name a few, so there’s sure to be a recipe to please just about everyone. With eight dough recipes – easy, traditional, no-knead, thin strudel, vegan, whole wheat, gluten-free, and danish - and an array of fillings and glazes, it’s easy for even the most novice baker to create their own signature cinnamon roll with this wonderful cookbook.
When I Love Cinnamon Rolls! appeared in my mailbox, I was really excited (because, really, who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls?) and also a little intimidated because cinnamon rolls contain yeast and yeast, and I don’t always get along so well. As I looked through the cookbook I drooled a little and found a few recipes without yeast and decided I would try one of them. Before I had a chance, Vance spied the cookbook and dropped several hints that he thought the Classic Cinnamon Rolls looked fabulous. Being the wonderful mother that I am, I figured I had nothing to lose by giving them a try and I’m here to tell you, they were easy and absolutely delicious! I made and kneaded the dough in my stand mixer and it was a snap. I stored the few that were left over in a zip-loc bag and they kept for several days and reheated well in the microwave. I didn’t think to take a picture until after we’d dug in but, believe me when I say, these tasted even better than they looked! This recipe is a definite keeper. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes in this wonderful cookbook.
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