Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gonna get it right



This weekend was sunny and 60ish. We visited a local orchard and bought four apple trees.



Boo helped Razor build a new shelving unit in the mud room. They made it with reclaimed hardwood from a falling down, very old general store across the road. Don't worry. We had permission.




Meanwhile, Licious helped me with some pinwheel blocks. And we walked the dogs and rode our bikes.



And made our first batch of cinnamon rolls in our official quest to find the most perfect recipe. This one was close but we have a few changes to try next weekend.

Again, don't worry. Once we discover cinnamon roll nirvana I will be sure to share the recipe.

-dana

33 comments:

Danielle said...

those look pretty yummy, and it sounds like a pretty great weekend for you all around!

VeeV said...

OH dear OH dear OH dear......
a whole "other" kind of pinwheel there!
a recipe....MUST follow??

xo
eva

Terri said...

Those look pretty good to me! :)

vintage girl at heart said...

yum to the pinwheels and reclaimed wood:)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Uh oh. Now I want to bake cinnamon rolls. Thanks Dana :P

Em said...

Oh, those look yummy...
I found cinnamon roll bliss over at The Pioneer Woman-http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/cinammon_rolls_/
I LOVE the maple frosting and have made these the last three Christmases.
I would love to find out which you choose as your fave!

Dawn said...

oooh I am salivating now.. yum yum yum.. I usually have these at Christmas time but maybe I can make some tomorrow..
Hugs Dawn x x x

kjquilts said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Those rolls look so scrumptious. How about a picture of the mudroom shelves?

Needled Mom said...

YUM!!!!

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...heaven!!
Great weather....great goodies to eat....can it get better than this!

Dianne said...

OMGoodness! Those look perfect to me! I can't wait to see the recipe then if you don't think these are perfect! I always enjoy your blog...

Blessings,
Dianne

Little Green Doll said...

mmmm! It looks so tasty!!

Rafael's Mum said...

Love cinnamon! mmmmmm

Dena said...

Yum! that sounds like a great weekend to me. Cinnabon- love those. very dangerous.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I can just smell those cinnamon rolls! Sounds like the perfect weekend.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Those cinnamon rolls look delish! I'm going to wait right here until you post the recipe for a better one.

Pat

Gene Black said...

Yep I am with Pat of Silver Thimble - we are staging a sit-in. WE want that recipe!!!!

Belva said...

Oh yes, the Pioneer Woman has an amazing cinnamon roll recipe. Heaven.

sarah, rsm said...

Any leftovers you want to share?? My address is on its way! :)
Have a great week, my friend!

Kim said...

Reminds me of home......
I can smells those rolls.....nothing better than hot out of the oven cinnamon rolls with melted butter.
My Mom use to bake them by the pans full at Christmas time and give them to the neighbors as gifts.
After she baked enough of them for us 7 kids :0)
I've never had a better one since!

Happy sewing

amylouwho said...

fun weekend! ANd those cinnamon rolls look amazing!!

Amy said...

you want perfect cinnamon rolls?!?! DONE- here ya go...
http://myzoebug.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-am-not-morning-person.html
better than anything I have EVER EVER EVER had.
Good luck on finding the best!

Elissa said...

60ish? 4 apple trees? shelves in the mudroom? cinnamon rolls?

**SNIFF**SNIFF**

i love you dana, but i am SERIOUSLY JEALOUS right now. oh, MOANDAY, MOANDAY. can't trust that day.

Kristen said...

Those look wonderful! I have a breadmaker recipe, (only the dough is made in there), with a bit of orange zest in the dough. I add a tiny bit of almond extract in the icing. You'll probably get a zillion recipes requests after your post! Good luck on finding your favorite family recipe! Experiment- a lot!! ;)

WendyLou said...

Fingers crossed for next weekend :)

Gail :) said...

Okay we LOVE cinnamon rolls around here. However I am trying to avoid them because of my ever increasing rolls!!! LOL My family would be forever thankful for a great homemade recipe :)

Teresa said...

I really appreciate that you guys drown your cinnamon rolls in icing. I can't wait for the winning recipe!!

What kind of apple trees did you get?!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Here is my recipe if you want to try them. They make two 13 x 9 pans. I easily cut it in half for just one pan for us.
Patti

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

DUH, want the link? http://osagebluffquilter.blogspot.com/2010/02/homemade-cinnamon-or-hot-rolls.html

Sarah said...

well, they look to die for! sounds like a great weekend...:)

Heather said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy! I haven't made cinnamon rolls from scratch in a LONG time. We may need to do that this week. :)

Charlene said...

Here's my fave:

Cinnabon Clones
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees)
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Process above ingredients on dough cycle of bread machine. Turn onto
floured board; let rest 10 minutes. Roll into 16" x 21" rectangle. Spread
with: 1/3 cup softened butter. Mix together: 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and
1 cup brown sugar; spread over butter.

Roll up dough, long side first. Slice into 12 pieces. Place in lightly
greased 9 x 13 pan. Let rise in warm place 30 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees
for 12-15 minutes.

Frost with:

6 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar

purplegiraffes said...

It's been so long since I was here. Mmmmmm cinnamon rolls - my mouth waters. Hopefully you can only post the recipe in July, when I'm able to start eating sugar again (long story involving mean doctors).

Have missed you - but am back now!