My sister Julie and I used to host Cinnamon Roll parties. We would have to get up three hours before the morning party to prep and start the dough. Now, I was there more for moral support because I was afraid of messing up the dough. Sometimes I would help put the brown sugar and cinnamon on, mind you with Julie's supervision. So, Scott and I had stake conference a couple of weeks ago and I thought to myself, "Cinnamon Roll party." We know some of our neighbors so I thought it would be fun to invite them over for the little celebration. And nobody know what to do with themselves when stake conference starts at 2:00 in the afternoon. Oh yeah, and DUH, it was Easter Sunday. So we just wanted to have a little extra fun!I was so proud how these were turning out. I had to call my sister during the whole process to make sure that I was doing things right. I had Scott help pour the butter on the dough and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon on. Oh Yeah, and he helped me roll the rolls. Good job Scott, you make me proud!
Here are the cinnamon rolls rolled and ready to rise for another hour. Making cinnamon rolls from scratch is such a long process because you have to wait for the dough to rise at two different times.
The finished product. Now, I know that they look to die for, BUT...there were a couple of things that went wrog during the process. 1. When I used to help my sister sprinkle on the brown sugar and cinnamon, she would tell me to load it on. That is what Scott and I did with ours, but, we overloaded, making for VERY sweet cinnamon rolls. 2. I was paranoid that the middle was going to be too gooey, so I kept them in longer than they should have been so they were a little dry and 3. When making the frosting, it was too thin when I put the first of it on so it kind of just sunk to the bottom of the pan. I realized I didnt put enough powdered sugar in them. Once I got more sugar added, it thickend up the frosting and made a huge difference. Once the party was over (which was really fun), Scott and I rated the sucess of the cinnamon rolls. I think the overall rating we decided on was about a 7 out of ten. Not too bad for the first time. I know what to do different next time!