This past weekend was a tough one. It seemed that nothing I made would turn out right. I ruined 3 – count ’em, 3! – different recipes. But the very first thing I made was perfect – these whole wheat orange blueberry muffins. Guess I should have quit while I was ahead!
I was excited to see the theme of this month’s Sugar High Friday – The Test of Time – Desserts Over a Century Old. You see, for most of my adult life, I have been very active in a Medieval re-creation group called the SCA, so this theme seemed right up my alley! And it being my first SHF since I began blogging, I’ve been looking forward to it all month.
My mother loved cinnamon rolls. She loved all breads and I grew up hearing her rave about this bread or that, but cinnamon rolls were always the creme de la creme. Since my mom didn’t enjoy cooking, we would share giant Cinnabons at the mall, or get the canned refrigerated kind – but wherever they came from, cinnamon rolls were always a special treat.
I think that’s why cinnamon rolls seem to have a special place in my heart as well. That, and of course, because they are so wickedly delicious! But even though I do enjoy cooking and baking, I haven’t made a lot of cinnamon rolls. I have to think so far ahead for yeasted products that I just rarely manage it.
So when I saw this post at the Gastronomy Blog (aren’t the pictures mouth watering?)…. well. I was excited, to say the least. Non-yeasted cinnamon rolls? Just put them together and bake? I’m in!