Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Morning Breakfast and a Winner!

I love lazy Sunday mornings.  I guess this is a good thing about winter - I don't want to run early because it's cold, so there's plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast.  And I think there's room in a healthy diet for the occasional indulgence, so once in awhile I make these:

Cinnamon rolls!

These are The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls, which are amazing and wonderful and  anything but low calorie.  In fact, that is true of all of her food - it's all amazing and wonderful and you really need to run a marathon after you eat any of it, just to burn off the calories.  Fortunately (sorry, PW!) you can make some adaptations to her recipes to make them almost as wonderful as the original but more in-line with the diet of a recreational athlete.  I don't recommend that with these rolls, though, because they are honestly heaven on a plate as is.

I cut the recipe in half, and use half of the dough for cinnamon rolls and half for bread with dinner - the dough is wonderfully sweet and light and it makes great rolls or breadsticks. So, Sunday is a bit carb-heavy around here once a month or so, when I get off my duff and do an early baking. 

If you don't want carbs twice in one day, you can put the second half of the dough in the fridge in a plastic bag and it will keep for several days, so that you could have fresh bread as a mid-week treat.  Just bring the dough to room temperature, form it into rolls or sticks or a pizza crust, let it rise and bake at 400-425 degrees until golden brown (usually 15 -20 minutes, depending on the form).

And I know you didn't stop in to read about my carb-coma, so we'll get to the good stuff. You want to know who won my New Year's Giveaway, don't you?  Okay, okay - you people have no patience, do you know that??? I kid! I kid!

 I used a random number generator and it selected 
Marcia! Marcia is an awesome runner and she has a great blog and she might use the money for the Marine Corps Marathon! Congratulations, Marcia!  Get in touch with me and we'll work out the payment issues!


  1. WHoa huge bright spot! Thanks Sooo much!
    Those cinnamon rolls look epically relish!

  2. yummmmm!

    Congrats to the winner! What a generous prize!!

  3. BRILLIANT share on the dough! thanks!!!!! Congrats Marcia!!

  4. Yummy! Looks like a perfect Sunday breakfast!

  5. Hubby made PWs cinnamon rolls last Christmas (well, 2009) and we also modified them! Nothing wrong with that. They are delish!
    Congrats to the winner!!

  6. holy cow those look good. You are inspiring me to make my Grandma's cinnamon bread!

  7. Thanks, everyone! They were very good - so good I had to send half of them to Melissa's house, for fear that I would eat them all!