Fancy Breakfast Friday: Cinnamon Rolls

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Grandma was visiting for Luke’s 8th grade graduation last week, so she got the honor of choosing a menu for Fancy Breakfast Friday.  She chose cinnamon rolls.  I don’t have my “perfect” cinnamon rolls recipe yet, so I went for the easiest one I could find.  I used this dough and method from Smitten Kitchen.  I made the dough the night before and due to the Little League schedule I had the option of letting it rise on the counter for 45 minutes, or 3 hours.  I went for three house.  I rolled it out filled it, rolled it up, cut into pieces and filled the muffin tin before bed and then baked them in the morning. For the filling I mixed a cup of brown sugar, a dash of nutmeg and a couple teaspoons of cinnamon.  I didn’t end up using the entire filling because it was way too much, so I have been topping Jack’s oatmeal with it all week.  Half a cup would have sufficed.

A nice thing about this recipe is that theoretically, I could have baked half for the family that woke up early, and the other half for those on a summer sleeping in schedule.  I didn’t though.

Jack was helping my photograph, and he really wanted to have Lucy pose cutely in the background, but I didn’t want the dog that close to my breakfast.  So he had to stand in for her.

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