1. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls that don’t take all day to make!
On Christmas Eve my kids asked what we would be having for breakfast on Christmas morning breakfast. What?! I had not even thought about Christmas morning breakfast? I mean, can I blame it on 2020? Maybe? Christmas morning breakfast is a big deal so I immediately blurted out homemade cinnamon rolls! I mean anything bread-related means I probably have everything on hand. Flour, sugar, yeast, and cinnamon…oh, and butter. Yep, I have all of that. And you probably do too in case you want an easy, fast recipe for delicious homemade cinnamon rolls for New Years’, this is the one!Print
Cinnamon Rolls (homemade) in 2 hours
I’ll never make another cinnamon roll recipe because these are just so easy and they don’t take all day or overnight to rise! Wake up a little early and these will be on the table in no time!
- Yield: 12 1x
For the rolls:
- 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cups of white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- one packet instant yeast
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons butter
- one large egg
For the Filling
- 3–4 tablespoons softened (not melted) butter
- one heaping tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar if that’s what you have on hand)
For the Icing
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 – 2 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee
- Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast together in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Combine the milk, water, and butter together in a heatproof bowl and heat over low heat until the butter is melted.
- Pour into the dry ingredients, add the egg, and stir until it forms a soft dough.
- On a lightly floured surface using floured hands, knead the dough for 3 minutes and place in a lightly buttered or greased bowl. Cover with a dishtowel and let rest for about 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the buttered dough. Roll up the dough tightly along the long edge of the rectangle. Cut in half and then cut each piece in half until you have 12 even rolls and arrange in a lightly buttered 9-inch round cake pan.
- Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and allow them to rise in a warm spot in the kitchen or by the fire for about 1 1/2 hours or until the rolls have almost doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 375° and bake for 23-25 minutes.
- Make the icing and drizzle using a whisk over the warm rolls and serve right away!
This recipe was adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
2. On Trend: Quilt Jackets
A few years ago my mom gave me several old quilts my great-grandmother had made. Of course, they are in perfect condition. If there’s one thing you can say about my family…they take care of things. My friend Karen first alerted me to this trend and then I saw a few accounts on Instagram. Would you ever make a jacket with one of your quilts? I think it’s a pretty cool thing. Here are a few accounts to check out for reworked vintage quilts.
Photo Credit: Marvin Ruby
Photo Credit: Lady Lancaster
3. Also on Trend: Twisty Candles
Madeline and I went to Stew Leonards and picked out several candles in fun colors for her to try the popular twisty-bendy candles that you’ve no doubt see on Instagram and TikTok. We started with Ikea candles sort of as a dry run. They did not work…at all. The candles from Stew Leonards are the Colonial Candles that worked beautifully. We soaked them in a sink of hot water (uncomfortable to the touch, but not boiling water) for about 45 minutes, and then Madeline just bent them into shapes. Kinda cool and a fun thing to do…like the DIY giant paper bag snowflakes!
4. A dollhouse that Looks like it’s straight out of Remodelista
My jaw dropped when I saw this amazing dollhouse created by Megan Miller. I’ve been following Megan on Instagram for a while now…she uses our hashtag #TheCollectedLook and I think that’s how I discovered her. I love everything Megan posts. Like her collection of copper pots hanging in her beautiful kitchen and so when I first landed on the dollhouse kitchen, I honestly thought it was her own kitchen taken from a wide-angle lens or something. I then realized it was the dollhouse she created for her daughters. Hop on over to her Instagram page and check out the rest of the house!
Photo Source: Megan Miller