Wednesday, April 11, 2007

a blog recommendation & a recipe...

Before I pass on the cinnamon roll recipe for those who asked, I want to mention a special blog started by two really special young ladies. I learned about it from their mom, a lovely person who bought a bag from me recently. It is called Proverbs 31 Sisters: Sharing Our Journey to Becoming Virtuous Women, and to give you an idea of what it's about here is a quote from their site ~ "We are starting this blog in hopes of encouraging other young ladies and women to bring back some of the lost arts of homemaking and stepping "out of the box" and trying something new."
I thought perhaps many of you and/or your daughters might enjoy it ~ they are certainly an inspiration to me.

A few of you asked for the cinnamon roll recipe. This is a favorite at our house and has become a traditional treat for Christmas and Easter mornings...

Rich Swedish Cream Dough

1 envelope active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water; 115 degrees
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. evaporated milk
3 egg yolks; slightly beaten
3 1/3 to 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 c butter

Instructions: Stir yeast into warm water to dissolve in small bowl. Mix well the dissolved yeast, cream, milk, and egg yolks, set aside. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or pulse in food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir yeast mixture into flour mixture just to moisten. Spread dough with light film of butter to prevent drying; cover bowl with plastic and refrigerate overnight or up to 4 days. Shape and bake as directed.

Cinnamon Buns

Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon in a small bowl. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface. Dust with flour and knead a few turns. Roll out to a 15" x 12" rectangle. Brush with 3 tbsp melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture evenly over surface. Starting at the long edge, roll up as for a jelly roll and pinch to seal. With a sharp knife, cut into 18 even slices. Place in a greased 13" x 9" pan. Let rise until light and double in size. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20 minutes. While warm drizzle with icing.

I hope you enjoy it!


  1. Isn't Donna and her daughters just lovely and very creative.
    Oh thank you for the recipe, I am starting to feel better. I will have to make it !! Clarice

  2. Thank you for the blog recommendation and the recipe!

  3. That looks like a lovely blog - thanks for the heads up! Your Easter looked cozy - ;o)- and so beautifully topped off with those yummy cinnamon rolls! I'll have to try this recipe next time we make them.

  4. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Oh my goodness!! ANything with cream and sweet in the title gets my attention!!! I want some! With cream cheese frosting!

  5. Ohhh my, that looks just wonderful, I'm definitely going to give them a try. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wow look at those cinammon rolls !!

  7. starting to feel better. I will have to make it !! Clarice


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