Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend Recap and Cinnamon Roll Pulls

The recipe for this deliciousness is below . . . 
How was your weekend? Ours was pretty uneventful - the cold, rainy weather kept us inside most of the time. Asher chose to watch Toy Story on Friday for Movie Night. Initially he picked out Toy Story 3, but he must've seen the monkey somewhere on the cover, because he changed his mind. That monkey scares him every time he sees it . . . Have you seen it? It is creepy. It doesn't just look creepy, but it screeches and claps its cymbals and is genuinely frightening. Look at that thing! I'm glad Asher chose the first one, instead!

Toy Story 3 was incredible, It made my mom cry, also really scary!


Asher watching the movie with Dad and enjoying popcorn.
Aiden, doing what he did most of the movie -
climbing up, down, and over the chair.
It wasn't a nice weekend weather-wise, and boy was that evident in the boys' attitudes. Yikes. It was easy to tell they were feeling cooped-up. I've also been feeling crappy lately: sore throat and achy all over. I hate being sick. Unfortunately for the boys, it means I don't have as much patience; add on top of that they both have coughs and are probably feeling crappy, too . . . Well, last week was looooooong. Not a good week. Blah.

On Sunday we went to church, and found out that friends of ours took a call and are moving to California. Sad day. They're wonderful people, and the wife is a SAHM, too, so I definitely enjoyed having her around. Their kids are great, too . . . They'll be missed!

But, I digress. This absolutely amazingly-delicious bread turned all that around, at least temporarily. I will most certainly make it again, although next time I'll wait until we have people over because I could probably eat the entire loaf myself. I couldn't resist, though - I'd been waiting and waiting to make it, and I couldn't wait any longer. Besides, who knows when we'll actually have people visit us? It could be a while. I'm not that patient.

What I really loved about this recipe is that the ingredients it calls for are ones I always have on hand, except the loaf of sourdough bread which is easy to pick up, and a lot of times you can find it in the discounted baked goods if it's a day old or something. Much cheaper that way. You can find the original recipe here.

Cinnamon Roll Pulls
1 round loaf of sourdough bread, unsliced
1/2 c. softened butter
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Topping
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Glaze
1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbls. milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Slice bread into 12 slices, but don't cut through the bottom crust.
3. Mix together the butter, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla. Spread it on each of the slices, but don't use all of it, maybe 1/2 to 3/4.
4. Now, slice the bread crosswise, into 1 inch cubes, but don't cut through the bottom crust. (I think I sliced 7 times or something like that - it's not an exact science).
5. Spread remaining butter between cuts - again, it doesn't have to be perfect.
6. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together, and sprinkle it over the top of the bread, and in between the cuts. You might have leftover cinnamon-sugar mixture. Just use how much you think is enough. (I had leftovers, but it's great to sprinkle on muffins before you bake them, French toast, pancakes, quick breads, toast . . .)
7. Wrap the loaf in tin foil and bake for 25-30 minutes.
8. Meanwhile, mix the powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl.
9. Remove the bread from the oven, carefully unwrap it from the tinfoil and move it to whatever plate/platter you might use. Drizzle the glaze over the top and . . . Well, you know the rest!
This is how it looks after it's been buttered and sugared, but not baked. 
This is how it looks after it comes out of the oven - golden deliciousness. 
This is how it looks after it's been glazed. 
This is how it looks right before it's devoured. :)

2 comments:

  1. Looks Delicious! I want to make it now!

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    1. You should make it right now!! :)

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