Cinnamon Pinwheels

12 Sep

Well, I am so pleased with myself I could burst.  Some days you just want to try something new, right?  So we tried homemade cinnamon pinwheels.  The recipe is so simple — mine based on the Joy Of Cooking rolled biscuit recipe:

Put together your dry ingredients:
1 & 2/3 cups flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt

Cut in 4-6 tablespoons of cold butter
Make a well in the center of the mix and pour in 3/4 cup of cold milk

Combine all, then turn the dough out on to a floured work surface.  Fold the dough 6-8 times then roll it to something less than 1/2 inch thickness.  Cover with a bit of soft butter, brown sugar and cinnamon (to taste, or to what you guess your taste would be).  If you have people in your family who eat nuts in baked goods, toss on some chopped pecans.  Loosely roll the dough into a log shape and gently slice into about one inch thick rolls.

Place the rolls (not touching) on a baking sheet and put them in a pre-heated 450 degree oven for 12 minutes.  When they come out, top with a simple icing (1 cup confectioners sugar to approx 1/4 cup milk, blended — add vanilla for a taste miracle.  Or use orange juice instead of milk for a different flavor.)

Then sit back and pat yourself on the back for making amazing cinnamon rolls in less than 30 minutes!  And put your favorite one aside, quick, before anyone sees it, or you might find everyone has eaten all the cinnamon rolls while you were tidying up the countertops.

It started out like this:

And I really wasn’t sure what was going to happen …

It was still pretty iffy when I rolled it out and poured on the sugar-love:

But I liked the look of the roll:

Oh, what’s that you’re hiding?

BOOM!  A vortex of sugar-cinnamon awesomeness!

GASP!  You all poofed up so beautifully.  You … you … you gorgeous things you.

But you.  You’re my favorite.  I admire you greatly.  WAIT!

Then I added icing.  I love you.

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8 Responses to “Cinnamon Pinwheels”

  1. Jody September 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Yum! A feast for the senses!

  2. satnavandcider September 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    You are evil. Didn’t anyone ever tell you that you’re supposed to bring enough for everyone?

    • Monique September 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      I shared … shared the recipe, anyway. So easy and quick to make, truly.

      • satnavandcider September 13, 2012 at 9:00 am #

        Sometimes I’m too sassy for my own good. You did share the recipe and the cinnamon pinwheels look delicious!

      • Monique September 13, 2012 at 11:28 am #

        Never too sassy! Sassy goes great with cinnamon! 😀

  3. Lisa September 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    I could eat a whole batch of these! Look delicious!

    • Monique September 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks! They are sooo easy and fast, too.

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