How To Make Enough Cinnamon Rolls To Bribe Your Entire Neighbourhood :)

 Greetings all :)
  I hope you've had a fabulous week?  Here, the weather's been brilliant, life's been kind, and all's well around here, in a Picket Fence kind of way ;)
I Thought I'd share my latest kitchen adventure, Cinnamon Rolls. I used Ree's Recipe from   A Pioneer Woman Cooks Be warned ; this is divine, more-ish , and sinfully fattening. I'm not even going to pretend it's good for you, I am though admitting it supplies a mega quantity... plenty enough to supply ( bribe) every neighbour you may need to soften up because of your say ? barking dog, noisy children, ahem, spotty caravan soon to be chook house. It is also fairly idiot proof. I can do it. Enough said ;)

So here's what you'll need if you want to give it a go .
Around a litre of milk (a quart if you're in the US)
1 cup of oil
1 cup of sugar
2 packets of active dry yeast ( 7g packets)
8 cups + 1 cup separated plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of bi carb soda
1 tablespoon of salt
plenty of melted butter ( around 1 1/2 cups)
2 cups sugar
A generous amount of powdered cinnamon
8 disposable foil pie dishes

For the Maple Frosting
1 bag of Icing sugar
2 teaspoons of Maple Flavouring
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of brewed coffee
a dash of salt

See my not so sparkling copper scan-pan (hygienic but not so gorgeous anymore... I don't want to know you if your copper pans are still gleaming, you clearly haven't lived hard and fast)) Well the said saucepan contains the milk, oil and sugar which I've stirred and heated to that point just before boiling ( scalded ) Check out the steam... I can't tell you how many photo's I took to capture that steam . Am I proud ? Well Yes Indeed I am :) I digress.
 Feeling like a domestic Goddess, this is the first time I've used yeast ( always been a pre mixed dough kind of girl )

Let this saucepan mixture cool for around an hour ( you're aiming for luke-warm) and sprinkle the yeast on top. Let it sit there all lovely for around a minute and then add  it to 8 cups of plain flour in a huge bowl , stir this, it will look kind of like the above.

Cover it up and plonk it somewhere warm to rise for at least an hour. Now is a good time to grease your pie dishes. I poured a tablespoon of melted butter in each and swished it around. I'm only using half the mix today  and so greased 4 pie dishes.
Check it out ! I used yeast ;) This is what ours looked like after an hour.
Now mix in the remaining, flour, the baking powder, bicarb and salt. Stirred together. It will look like this. At this point I halved my mixture, Ree says it will keep covered  in the fridge for a couple of days.  I think I will make some cheese and bacon rolls for the girls lunch boxes, this dough will do nicely for same,
OK , now for some mess.... flour your surface with gusto :) Spoon out your mixture onto the flour and shape out your mixture into a rectangle ( remember I only used half my mixture, If you are using all of yours then do this in two batches )
Roll it out thin, keeping that rectangle thing happening.
Run a hot bath for your enthusiastic assistant xx Drizzle about a cup of melted butter over the dough, sprinkle with sugar and then the cinnamon.
Roll the mixture towards you ,trying to keep things tight....tricky ;)
Then slice your roll into pieces around 3/4 inch wide and place them into your pie dishes. Let them rise for another 20 minutes. Preheat your oven to around 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit) Stand there and think about how clever you are :)
Bake for around 15 to 18 minutes until light golden brown. Inhale that bakery smell, and again set aside a few more minutes to continue thinking about your brilliance, tell who ever will listen... even if it's only that two year old in the hot bath ;)
See :) You are clever !
Mix together all of your frosting ingredients and ladle it over your work.... don't skimp here... more is more !
Serve some to your family and run around to your neighbours with the warm fragrant rolls and they will surely forgive all your sins on the first mouthful ! Shocking mother but Oh can she bake !!! Clever huh ;)
 OK Picket Fence Followers ... Go forth and Bake ! Catch you soon, and let me know if you have a go at this, I'd love to hear how you went.

Linking up with Sarah's Good-Life-Wednesday


  1. Love it.

    It must have been a day for cooking, I made 100 and something biscuits with the kids before going for a big walk to burn off all the tasting.

  2. I'll put my order in time we come down please....

  3. What a delightful post.
    I am drooling as I read this
    It would go perfectly with my cappucino
    Helen xx

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I was actually craving cinnamon rolls just the other day. I will have to give these a go, as they looks soooo yummy! My Mom use to make them with cream cheese in the middle, those are very nice as well and very more-ish!

  5. These look very yummy, I love baking bread, but I need to stay off wheat at the moment as it doesn't like me or should I say my body doesn't like it, so I will just have to look at your rolls and imagine what they taste like!

  6. I can't wait to make these when I get back home. I can feel the calories already!! EEK!!
    And, yeah, I sure you're a terrible mother ;)
    x Marnie

  7. The cinnamon rolls look heavenly, but what I really love is your Mason Cash mixing bowl!!!

  8. Ava,
    Those cinnamon rolls look incredible! I want one this morning with my tea. I LOVE the picture of your boy with the flour all over him. Oh, how it brings back memories when my little ones used to help me bake. Have a beautiful week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  9. They sound divine! Love your little timer too. M x

  10. Oh, you can bribe me anytime!

    Those look soooo good!

    And you used yeast!!!!

    I am so proud of you.

    I still cannot make myself try anything that says I would have to use yeast.......................

  11. this looks insanely good. great photos and words. love your blog space!

  12. OOO, I made these, too.;...aren't they just the most delicious things, ever. I had enuf to feed all my family AND the neighbors. hahaa...Yours turned out really nice and pretty, too.
    I'm gonna sign up to follow..maybe you'll send me a care package with some rolls sometime. :)))
    xo bj

  13. holy moly! these look grand! thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  14. Hi! Thankyou so much for sharing this recipe, they look divine. I'm now following along :)
    Cas x

  15. OH MY GOSH! Those look delicious! I will definitely have to copy that recipe down and give these a try some day soon. Thanks! :)

  16. Hi Ava!

    It's so wonderful to meet you! I love your blog and we love lots of the same things. Your photography is brilliant and your story telling is very sweet.

    I must say I was drooling on my keyboard seeing the incredible cinnamon rolls you made with your own two domestic hands! What a culinary accomplishment! I've never been one to use yeast either... don't know why really.

    Loved your trip to Dubbo and I had no idea it's winter there now... duhhhh. We've been in a heatwave here in the states so it's hard to believe it's actually cold somewhere.

    I would love to follow you and see what you're up to and get to know you. Australia is such a beautiful country!

    Big hugs, Sherry

  17. Those cinnamon rolls look amazing!! I came over to join your site, I saw you on Brandi's, and you said she would be your fav since she was your 100th follower, so I thought I could be second fav, at 101 :) I like your blog, and I will be back!!

  18. They look devilishly yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  19. Ava, this looks sooo yummy! I will have to make this. Of course, there's little or no calories in this, I can just tell by looking at it - NOT! I shared your info with my daughter-in-law, Erin, about the Cupcake Lady. Erin told me they just purchased their airline tickets and with the car rental and boarding their dogs, this is going to cost them over $10,000 American dollars! So I'm thinking, maybe my husband and I could give a photo session for Corbin as a Christmas gift for all of them once they get to Forbes.

  20. Awesome post. Love these cinnamon rolls!! Made them several times and everyone that tastes them loves them. Love to freeze a pan for times I have a cinnamon roll craving. :)
    Thanks for joining my blog.

  21. Okay seriously? This looks like a little slice of heaven!

  22. OOOh! Good on you Ava!! I have been looking for a recipe like this for ages!! I always see the American ladies making it but then they use a fozen dough.. I am gonna make this on the weekend!
    ps - my copper moulds are is all tarnished too!
    but a little trick is CLR - works wonders!! Just cuts right through and makes them all shiney again with little to no scrubbing involved! xoxo