It is Saturday and time for what Leigh Anne is loving.
It’s October and I love October. I totally agree with Miss Anne Shirley –
Quote is available as a printable here.
The first week of October each year is always a favorite of mine. My thoughts always turn to cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon rolls being another thing I love. The first weekend of October is always an important one at our house and one we look forward to. Our church broadcasts it’s worldwide General Conference that weekend which means we get to watch church on the TV. Not only do we get to watch conference, listen to our church leaders and be inspired and uplifted but we get to eat cinnamon rolls. When the kids were young I know the cinnamon rolls were the highlight of the weelemd. But now that they are all young adults and no longer live at home to watch it with us, we enjoying texting back and forth during the sessions when we hear something that we want to share with each other , a quote or scripture we love and I always take a photo of the cinnamon rolls I made that they are missing out on and I wish they were here to share with us.
For more information on LDS Worldwide Conference go here. The conference is available for everyone to watch on TV or it is also streamed live online on both Saturday and Sunday with 9:00 am MDT time and 1:00 pm MDT.
This is a little bit different version of the traditional cinnamon roll. Basically the same ingredients – just a different shape!
The last couple of years I have made 60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls and they are amazing if I do say so myself! But this Sweet Petal Cinnamon Roll was pretty great too and fun to eat! The kids will love helping make the dough worms too! After your dough has risen for about an hour you are going to tear off pieces of dough and roll them into little dough worms about 6-8 inches long.
Smoosh the worm into the dirt – not really dirt but into the cinnamon/butter mixture that looks a little like dirt! I baked mine in my cast iron pan because things just taste better when cooked in cast iron and I think it looks pretty too. I used a 10″ cast iron pan but you could also use a small to medium pizza pan or any round pan that is about 10 inches in diamter. Start in the middle and wind your first little dough worm up into a spiral.
Then just continue making dough worms, dipping them into the sugar mixture and winding them around the center piece.
Then it’s time to bake and time to enjoy the lovely smell that cinnamon rolls make while they bake. It bakes for about 20 minutes. After removing from the oven drizzle with a nice powdered sugar glaze.
Now comes the fun part! You get to eat it. We like to just start on the outer edge and pull off a dough worm! Of course a mug of hot chocolate is always required to go along with the cinnamon rolls at our house.
Recipe adapted from Hollyhocks-honeybees
For other cinnamon roll treats try these:
Sweet Petal Cinnamon Roll
- 3/4 C milk
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 1/2 - 3 C flour
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1/4 C warm water
- 1/4 C butter
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- 2/3 C powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp milk or enough to make a good drizzling consistency
- Warm milk and add 3 Tbsp butter, 1/2 Tbsp salt, 2 Tbsp sugar. Stir so butter melts.
- Add yeast to 1/4 C warm water and let proof for about 5 -10 minutes
- Add flour, millk and yeast mixture together
- Knead until smooth in mixer with dough hook - about 5 minutes
- Let dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
- While the dough is rising mix together the 1/4 C butter, 1/2 C sugar, cinnamon and brown sugar
- After dough has risen break off balls of dough and roll into dough worms - about 6-8 inches long
- Dip dough worm into sugar mixture to coat and then place into a 10" cast iron skillet starting in the middle. Roll dough into a spiral and place in center.
- Continue making dough worms and add them onto the spiral until the pan is full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
- While baking mix together glaze.
- Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until it is a nice drizzling consistency.
- Drizzle over top of cinnamon roll.
- Serve warm!