...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.