Liz Makes Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Recently Liz got a hold of an old, old family recipe for cinnamon rolls (that belonged to her great-grandmother). She decided to try out a practice batch this weekend, and I was around to snap a few photos.
Today was her first attempt, and more of a practice run (for when she makes these over the holidays).
This is how the dough starts off. In goes in the oven for a while, where it slowly rises up. I’m not sure how often it happens, but it gets punched down and rises up again; this process repeats a few times.
The dough is much bigger now, and about to get flattened down and put back in the oven.
The base of the pan, where all the rolls will eventually sit. Looks delicious!
The dough, ready to be flattened down and kneaded.
Brushing on just a little bit of butter.
Sprinkling brown sugar.
Topping things off with cinnamon.
Rolling everything up into one giant burrito.
Pinching the sides shut, as well as the main seam running down the length of the giant roll.
Cutting out each of the individual rolls.
Placing the rolls into the pan.
Fresh out of the oven, the rolls have expanded and taken over all of the space in the pan.
As a post-dinner snack, Liz and I each had a cinnamon roll… and they were as good as they looked. She’s taking in the rest of the batch to her coworkers on Monday morning. Which is both a good and bad thing, honestly. I’m wishing the cinnamon rolls could all stay in the apartment so that I could have them, but it’s probably for the best that they not be around.
Maybe I should test one more out, just to make sure they’re ok…