10.12.07

with cinnamon rolls like these...

...who needs friends? or anything else, for that matter?


much has been said about katie's pumpkin cinnamon rolls recipe (from don't eat off the sidewalk, issue 2). i must confess, i foolishly tried to make these once before, only to find that i was out of AP flour, and tried to make do with whole wheat flour. yeah...as anyone who has ever tried knows, the two are not interchangeable. my first batch, though a miserable failure, still provided a few half-cooked rolls that testified to this recipe's genius. i knew i would be making them again...

i had a pumpkin project all lined up for the weekend, but i was less than satisfied with my preliminary results. having restocked the pantry, i figured i should give the pumpkin cinnamon rolls another go. i'm really glad i did, as was my coworker today, who was the lucky recipient of one roll, and as i'm sure my other coworkers will be tomorrow, when i bring in what's left of the batch. i, for one, don't need them sitting around my kitchen, luring me in with their siren song of deliciousness. it's bad enough that i had one for dinner tonight. that's right, not WITH dinner, not AFTER dinner, but FOR dinner. if you've tried them, you are no doubt picking up what i'm putting down.

i made a few changes to the recipe from DEOTS. i wanted to add another little seasonal touch and find a use for some dried cranberries i had, so i added them to the filling. when i made the glaze, i added 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry concentrate. as it turns out, i definitely could have used more, but i glazed them right before work this morning and didn't want to start my day off with regret. i almost wish i'd added some nuts, too, but i suspect i might just be cinnamon roll crazy. here they are, in detail, pre- and post-bake.

4 comments:

Isa said...

Those are so the best. Cranbots sound like a great addition to the cinnamon roll family.

Paula said...

Fine! I'll make these again! Semicircular style!

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

Oh wow...those look AMAZING!

Siri said...

Wow amy, the cinnamony rolls looks awesome!

~ Siri