Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

Last night while I was making my challenge recipe, I had another project going in the kitchen, my first ever cinnamon rolls!   In fact, I've never made any kind of bread and the search for the bread hook attachment that came with my stand mixer was lengthy, dusty and hot (but absolutely worth it in the end!). In total, the process took over four hours from start to finish with a good portion of that being rising time.  I used the recipe from my go-to baking book The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goodreau.  I tried to document with photos what the rolls look like in each step.  And lets just say that when they were finally out of the oven and iced at about 11:00 pm, I couldn't stop eating them.   I managed to stuff down THREE big rolls.  I couldn't stop myself and even though I'm a little on the bloated side this morning, I may just have to indulge myself for breakfast.   Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Rising in the pan before they go into the oven.

Just out of the oven before the icing goes on

I'm in Cinnamon Roll heaven.



  1. These look great! Most people eat when they are stressed, but you bake what you eat, too! Very impressive. :)

  2. Thanks Jeannette! At least I burn a few calories having to make my own treats instead of just buying them. I am a bit of a stress eater LOL!

  3. Gosh! I LOVE cinnamon rolls. When I'm eating more wheat, I will have to give these a try ;-) My husband loves them, too, and I know I'll be wanting a good vegan recipe soon.

  4. I wish I knew a way to make these stay fresh longer. They are delicious while they are warm with the icing melting over them. Mmmmmmmm.