This weekend we had a taste of fall weather, which by the way, I am not too thrilled about. I love summer. I love the sun and the hot weather. I am not too happy about all the people trying to hurry fall along - I am clinging to summer! Fall here looks like this: gray skies 99% of the time, rain, cold, dreary weather that makes you want to stay in bed all day. Why would anyone choose that over warm sunny days?? But I digress...
My point was this: the cooler days made me want to whip up something warm and comforting with some autumn spice. So I decided to make my family some homemade cinnamon rolls. I don't think I had ever made them before and I didn't have a cherished family recipe handed down form my great grandmother, so I did what I usually do and just added to a bowl what I thought seemed right. Makes more sense than finding a recipe, right?
They turned out really yummy, so I thought I'd share the *recipe* with you!
I am telling you, not much smells better than buttery cinnamon goodness wafting through the air!
Grab a mixing bowl and toss in:
2 (ish) cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
Mix them all together until a nice dough forms.
Toss some flour on your clean counter and roll out the dough into a rectangle.
Butter the dough generously with very soft butter. I think I used 1/2 cup :)
Sprinkle on a mixture of:
1/3 (ish) cup brown sugar
1/3 (ish) cup white sugar
1 Tbs (ish) cinnamon
(I like a lot of cinnamon, you may want to use less.)
Roll it up and slice into 12 (ish) rolls. Place them in a buttered pan with enough space in between for the rolls to expand.
Bake at 375 for about 25 min.
3 Tbs soft butter
3 Tbs soft cream cheese
1 1/2 (ish) cups powdered sugar
a few splashes of milk
Mix together and pour over hot rolls.
Give these a try, I think you'll love them!
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