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Weekend Cooking: I Love Cinnamon Rolls!

September 30, 2012

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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Review copy provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
35 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2012 5:50 am

    This cookbook looks amazing! I love cinnamon rolls and seriously miss having a Cinnabon nearby in the UK. I think having these recipes might help make up for that.

  2. bookingmama permalink
    September 30, 2012 8:13 am

    Great review. I’m trying to get enough ambition/courage to try one from here this week.

  3. September 30, 2012 8:16 am

    Between you and Candace, you have me craving them!

  4. September 30, 2012 8:26 am

    This is the perfect time of year for this cookbook (and I’m with you on the yeast thing).

  5. September 30, 2012 8:52 am

    CInnamon rolls and fall seem to go together. I am always looking for simple, delicious recipes for holiday mornings. Thanks for sharing.

  6. September 30, 2012 9:28 am

    WOW!! Those cinnamon rolls look heavenly and I want to dive into the pan right now!!!

  7. September 30, 2012 10:25 am

    Yum! That looks DELISH!

  8. September 30, 2012 10:39 am

    YUM! This book would be dangerous in my hands. 😉

  9. September 30, 2012 11:47 am

    Wonderful review! The scent of cinnamon rolls in the morning is heavenly.

  10. sandynawrot permalink
    September 30, 2012 11:55 am

    Oh man. I do love these things. They aren’t that good for me, but sometimes you just have to have one. I’m having a serious craving now, thanks…

  11. September 30, 2012 12:05 pm

    Look at you working with yeast!! It’s awesome how easy these recipes are. Now I want to make one of the European-style desserts.

  12. September 30, 2012 12:45 pm

    With both you and Beth F giving this one a thumbs up this weekend, I will definitely be on the look-out for the book.

  13. redladysreadingroom permalink
    September 30, 2012 12:58 pm

    I’m a little intimidated with baking with yeast as well so I’m glad to hear that this recipe worked for you. They look delicious!

  14. September 30, 2012 3:18 pm

    I love baking with yeast and they look delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe book.

  15. Patty permalink
    September 30, 2012 3:53 pm

    How perfect is that? I love cook books that are dedicated to one thing…and the pan f tools looks amazing!

  16. September 30, 2012 4:23 pm

    They look scrumptious!! My mouth is watering just looking at them, and here I am on a diet. I like the sound of the variations especially the banana. This book is going on my wishlist for when I reach my goal!! Have one for me lol.

  17. September 30, 2012 5:00 pm

    I love cinnamon rolls too, but a whole cookbook on them has be curious:)

  18. September 30, 2012 5:44 pm

    Those look so fabulously delicious! Must have cinnamon rolls now! 🙂

  19. September 30, 2012 6:33 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! Now I want cinnamon rolls. Might have to make some for the upcoming read-a-thon. =)

  20. September 30, 2012 6:59 pm

    They look so good! For some strange reason, I’m craving a cinnamon roll right now… LOL

  21. September 30, 2012 8:13 pm

    No kids at home makes it hard for me to justify making cinnamon rolls, but those do look really, really good!

  22. September 30, 2012 8:44 pm

    A cookbook devoted to cinnamon rolls looks good to me!!!

  23. October 1, 2012 12:02 am

    I love cinnamon rolls but have never been brave enough to make them since I too have a yeast phobia! Since your recipe turned out so well, I just may have to get a copy of this book and give them a try!

  24. bethbookaholicmom permalink
    October 1, 2012 12:05 am

    I have a big fear of yeast too but after seeing how wonderful your rolls turned out, I just may have to give cinnamon rolls a try! This book sounds wonderful!

  25. October 1, 2012 12:15 am

    What are you trying to do to me?! I just joined WW!

  26. October 1, 2012 2:51 am

    Your cinnamon rolls look delish! I bet your family was thrilled when you received this book for review 🙂

  27. October 1, 2012 8:30 am

    You and Candace are making it very hard for me to stick to healthy eating! 😉 This cookbook would be oh-so-dangerous in my home. But, I think my husband would be ecstatic if I tried just one or two of the recipes. OK. I’m sold. 🙂

  28. zibilee permalink
    October 1, 2012 11:34 am

    I am intrigued by the gluten-free variety, because Frank has a gluten intolerance, it seems. It would also be great to make these as a treat for holiday mornings. You’ve made this book sound great. I need a copy!!

  29. October 1, 2012 1:47 pm

    mmmmmmm! I love making cinnamon rolls at the cabin, there is something about being up North in that crisp cool air and the smell of how cinnamon rolls.

  30. October 1, 2012 4:52 pm

    I can’t find a good gluten free sub for cinnamon rolls or bagels. Some day.

  31. October 1, 2012 5:19 pm

    I love cinnamon rolls, but but either buy them or make them from a can. I’ve never tried to make them from scratch. They look really good!
    Here’s My Recipe

  32. October 1, 2012 8:29 pm

    This would be a dangerous book to have in our house! I love love love them!

  33. October 1, 2012 9:02 pm

    You and Candace are cruel to be posting pics of yummy looking cinnamon rolls!

  34. October 2, 2012 12:46 pm

    These look so delicious!

  35. talesofwhimsy permalink
    July 2, 2013 9:58 pm

    Delicious and dangerous.

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