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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Autumn Ramblings & Cinnamon Rolls

I guess it was gathering up the corn stalks and decorating the front porch that made me realize that Fall is nearly upon us here in Utah. Or maybe it was the fact that it was
48 degrees
this morning when I put on my hoody and 'slightly warmer than summer' clothing to take my usual early morning hike through the hills above my little hometown.

I'm sad to see the summer flee, but on the other hand this time of year brings much to look forward to.

Norm and I celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, Sept 26th.
(Love you Norm! And I can't wait for our many more adventures together.)

It's my 51st birthday on Tuesday (nothing like broadcasting the fact that I'm an ooooold lady to the whole world!) and I'm actually sooooo excited.
And General Conference is coming the week after next - which means cuddling in PJ's, yummy food, family games between sessions, and BBQ!

Just wanted to share this recipe for -

General Conference Cinnamon Rolls

A lady in Orem makes these for the Apostles every conference! Start the night before because the first part needs to refrigerate overnight then in the morning you make them into the rolls & put in dish to rise for about 2 hours. Baking is mere minutes.

2 pkg dry yeast
1/4 C warm water
2/3 C instant (dry) milk
1 3/4 C hot water
3/4 C melted butter or margarine
1/2 C sugar
2 t salt
(let mixture cool)
5 1/2 C flour (start with 2 then add the rest)
4 well beaten eggs

Layer ingredients: (I double the recipe on this part ’cause I like goop)
1/2 C melted butter
2 T cinnamon
6 T sugar

Frosting: (or sub cream cheese frosting, but this is the general conference version)
4 C powdered sugar
1/2 C soft butter
2 t vanilla & water

Put yeast in the 1/4 C warm water. Combine instant milk, the hot water and 3/4 C melted butter. Add sugar and salt; let mixture cool. Blend in 2 C flour then add yeast and eggs. Stir in rest of flour. Dough will be soft.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Turn 1/2 out on well floured surface (coat with flour to handle). Roll out into rectangle. Spread with the layer ingredients: first butter then sugar and finally cinnamon add raisins/nuts at this point if desired. Roll up and cut slices with clean dental floss (put floss underneath then criss-cross upwards to make a clean slice without squishing). Put in baking dish/pan.
Raise 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes (watch that they don't burn).

Frost while warm.

I saw this leaf just a sitting on the sidewalk
couldn't pass it up.


ReimFam said...

MMmm... Missing the Utah fall that I know, but loving it here none the less. Your post reminds me of how much I love autumn. How is it having one of your kids back in town? Loving it?

Momza said...

It's gotten so chiily here that we have to close our windows at night.
love that.
Congratulaitons on 30 years and I hope your bday is perfect!
The recipe looks delicious...I can't imagine baking something for the Apostles...I'd be a nervous wreck.

Sue said...

I'm already looking forward to conference, too. And that leaf is amazing.


PS. Happy almost birthday and nearly anniversary!

Mrs. Richards said...

Oooh Kristin! Thirty years! That is so exciting! Happy Anniversary tomorrow, and happy birthday, too!


Andrea said...

Happy birthday and anniversary! Those rolls look amazing--I might just have to try them out next weekend.

Loralee and the gang... said...

General Conference, friends, and good food are in our plans for next week, too! I love the look of these cinnamon rolls, too. They look just like my husband's late mother's recipe. I might just try my hand at them!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I am so jealous!! We are still in the 100's here. One of these days I am sure it will cool down.

The cinnamon rolls look so yummy!! I will have to try that recipe!!

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!

M-Cat said...

I am dying over those cinnamon rolls. And if the recipe didn't have over 5 ingredients (one being yeast) I might could pull it off - but I am a baking moron.

Happy anniversary and happy birthday!!

I & A said...

Hey how are you? So, our pictures were done in a few places. Some were taken at Pioneer Park, just down from the gateway mall. Then west of the park on a loading dock, then north of the park against a red wall. Some were takin on top of the Benihana building. Good luck with it. That sounds like fun. Hope all is well.

tammy said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday! Those cinnamon rolls look yummy. Thanks for the recipe. I was thinking it was getting time for some pumpking chocolate chip bread. Maybe I'll make that this weekend. Love conference weekend!

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