I think Ross is going to be home soon. I don’t know exactly when, because he’s not allowed to tell me, but he’s given me a few hints. Ross has been out to sea for several months, and often his way of telling me that he’s coming home is to walk in the back door. I like to be ready with some goodies. I’ve got a few fruit pies in the freezer, and I’ve got cookie dough tucked away. He’ll be glad to see fresh venison from this year, too, even if he didn’t get to do the hunting. And my latest project, this week, was to put away some cinnamon rolls.
You can see my Overnight Cinnamon Rolls recipe here, but I decided to do things a little differently this time. I used the cinnamon-sugar filling and the drizzling icing from that recipe, but I used my Homemade Croissants recipe for the dough.
When I finished with the rolling and chilling, I divided the dough in four sections, rolling each section out to sprinkle on the filling then roll up to slice into sweet rolls. Each section made 8 sweet rolls.
I used four pie pans, for a total of 32 sweet rolls. (You could also use two 13 x 9 pans.)
I just like looking at sweet rolls, don’t you?
They look so decadent. And delicious.
I wanted to eat them all. Immediately. But. I let the rolls rise then put one pan in the fridge to bake in the morning and three pans in the freezer to bake in the misty near future when Ross walks in the back door. (Let frozen rolls thaw before baking.)
Jennie, our house guest for awhile this fall after her house burned down, has moved back to town, but she was here spending the night to pick up the rest of her things she’d left here. And because I miss her and beg her to come for supper sometimes. I got up early and baked a pan of the sweet rolls for them before school.
They pretty well demolished the pan before I remembered to even take a picture of the finished baked rolls.
But that’s okay. That’s what they’re for—the demolishing is the best part. And I’m ready–with rolls. Are you? They’re a really good make-ahead project when you know you have a lot of other cooking and baking and activities coming up. If you don’t have a sailor maybe walking in your back door, Christmas morning is coming! Get ready with rolls!
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