This later-in-the-morning blog post is brought to you courtesy of the first day of summer vacation! But this post is about what we had for breakfast last Friday, and it was a delicious pan of cinnamon rolls.
I had to lead with the baseball picture, because the cinnamon rolls were devoured before I had a chance to take a lovely picture under better light. And because last weekend included 9 baseball games. I’m almost recovered, a week later.
For this recipe, I used this smitten kitchen recipe. I did the first rise on the counter and the second rise in the fridge. I also used the same glaze I used for the donut holes a few weeks ago. (1/4 cup melted butter, 1.5 cups powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, in teaspoon vanilla.) After it was sort of too late, I read in the recipe a link to a more tender recipe that could be adopted for cinnamon rolls. I decided there was no harm in making the un-tender one and then, later making the newer recipe. I also wondered, “Do my children have a sophisticated enough palate to notice when a pastry could be more tender?” The answer to that is yes. Luke said, “The center is really good, but the outside seems a little hard. Poor boy. I’ve created a pastry aficionado. Of course, this recipe made two pans, and the second pan was very hard the next day. I left them un-iced and I warmed and iced them the second day. Still delish. They basically tasted like a pastry you’d get in a coffee shop in Boulder. I bet I could have kept them uncooked in the fridge an extra day, but we’ll never know.
And now, on to summer. I wonder what breakfasts I’ll make. I am feeling a conflict between having the time to make something fancier and feeling pretty lazy about the whole thing.