I was thrilled to see the new Looneyspoons Collection by the Podleski sisters at my local Costco the other day. Thrilled!
I love the girls’ 3 previous cookbooks, and I knew this one would be a great mix of their old favourite recipes, along with great new ones, and lots of nutrition tidbits for reading.
I was certainly not disappointed – I’ve been reading this book since I bought it. Thank you, Janet and Greta, for yet another valuable recipe resource.
No better way to break in the new book than by whipping up a batch of Rolls Royce Cinnamon Rolls. Now that they’re sitting on the counter, I hope that some of them survive the night, so we can enjoy one for breakfast in the morning.
First thing’s first – gather the ingredient arsenal. (I said ‘arsenal’ – get your minds out of the gutter.)
Mix dry ingredients, then set aside:
Now, warm the wet ingredients, so as to easily incorporate them into the dry while not being too hot to kill the yeast:
Start combining the ingredients by mixing some of the dry in with the wet, also adding an egg:
When full incorporated, add the remainder of the dry ingredients:
The dough will come together to form a soft ball:
Bring the dough together on a floured surface, adding more flour if necessary, and knead for about a minute. The dough will form a smooth ball:
Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise:
Now we’re getting to the good stuff. Rolling out the dough:
Then butter, then fill with brown sugar and cinnamon:
See that? Riiiiiiiiight to the edge.
Now, this is how we roll:
Conquer and divide:
Now, the moment we’ve been waiting for: baking. The time when your home is warm and filled with a scent the combination of warm cinnamon and baking bread.
Yes, they are glazed with a sweet cream cheese glaze. A cinnamon roll goes from great to ‘take the pan to the car to eat them all yourself’ fabulous with a cream cheese glaze.
Believe it or not, there’s even better news than the glaze! These are cinnamon rolls that you don’t have to feel bad about eating (even the second one you’re bound to have, trust me). They are packed with healthy goodness, thanks to Janet and Greta’s savvy kitchen skills.
Served with your favourite hot beverage, these cinnamon rolls are soft, warm pieces of Heaven.