Sunday, November 13, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge, Day 13, Me and 13 Things

I like to have something special for breakfast on Sunday morning.  Sometimes I'll make something on Saturday; sometimes we'll go buy pain au chocolat (choco pain au lah as Suzanne used to call it when she was little); or I'll get up early enough to make something.  This morning I got up and made Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls.    This is not exactly a flattering picture, but it was Sunday morning, so what do you expect?

The 13 things are:  
1.  flour
2.  sugar
3.  baking powder
4.  salt
5.  margarine
6.  milk
7.  brown sugar
8.  raisins (actually, I think they were currants)
9.  a bowl
10. a muffin pan
11. a wooden spoon
12. cinnamon
13. my home-made cookbook (ok, it's behind me and didn't quite make it into the picture.


Here's the recipe:
In large bowl, mix:
2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
(Or you can use Bisquick or prepared biscuit dough if you live in a country where such things are available.  I don't!)


Cut in until crumbly:
1/4 cup butter or margarine


Make a well in the center.  Pour into well and then stir in:
1 cup milk (I use skim)


Stir to form a soft dough, adding a bit more milk if necessary (I actually used a little less than 1 cup of milk).  Turn on lightly floured surface.  Knead 8-10 times.  Roll into rectangle about 1/3 inch thick and 12 inches long.


Cream together:
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Drop 1 teaspoon of filling into each of 12 greased muffin tins.  Spread the remaining cinnamon mixture over dough rectangle.  Sprinkle over top:
1/3 cup cut up raisins or currants  (cut up?  You've got to be joking!  I don't do that!)

Roll up, then cut into 12 slices.  Place cut side down in muffin pan.  Bake in 400 F oven for 20-25 minutes.  Turn out on tray.  Makes 12.  Top with glaze made with 1/2 cup icing sugar and enough milk to make a thin glaze.



I don't do the glaze as they are sweet enough without.  Enjoy for an easy Sunday breakfast!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Mmm, those look delicious! I'll have to try them.

podso said...

They look good. At first when you said jiffy I thought of the ones here in the tube that you pull apart and simply bake,--they are jiffy-- and then I remembered where you are!. Yours were from scratch I'd say!

Katie Barker said...

hmm. what an interesting recipe! It's almost like one I've tried. Have you ever put the rolls in the muffin tins and then put the sprinkle on top? I just wonder if it would be more crumbly and a little less done? Just curious...
(yep - I'm playing catch-up on the blog since I didn't read blogs while travelling)