Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Less Mess Cinnamon Roll-Rolling :)
If any of you have ever made cinnamon rolls from scratch, you will know what I mean when I say it is a messy, messy job. While making them in the first place is a labor-intensive and time-consuming endeavor, the worst is cleaning up all that butter and cinnamon sugar that leaks out onto your counters, or table, or whatever you are rolling them out on. (And yes, I'm aware that my grammatical sentence structure is in poor form today...I'm short on time and interest in "talking right" today. ;))
So, back to what Works for Me...this time when I made THE cinnamon rolls, I did something just a bit differently. Instead of rolling the dough out on the counter or table, I rolled in out in smaller batches in a large cookie tray (the commercial size with sides). I just floured the tray and rolled the dough right on it. That way, when I rolled up the dough and some of all that butter and cinnamon gooeyness started to leak out, it was all contained in the tray! Yee-haw, Hallelujah, Amen, and Amen!
The added bonus to this little trick was that I was able to save all that gooey-deliciousness, and using a silicone basting brush, I got it off of the pan and spread it over the tops of the cinnamon rolls thus adding even more cinnamony/buttery yumminess to the rolls themselves! Can you say "stair-master"? Yeah, I know...but TOTALLY worth it! Besides, I think all that stirring and rolling, and sprinkling, and cutting had to have burned enough calories to counteract at least two bites of the things! :)
For more "Works for Me Wednesday" ideas head on over to Rocks in My Dryer! And now, it's back to my holiday baking/cleaning marathon. :P