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.