Thursday, October 17, 2013

Things To Do In The Middle Of The Night

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buns
I've heard that when you awake in the middle of the night (like 3:35am) and you're awake for more than a half hour (you're still staring out the window at 4:15), you should just get up and do something. Making cinnamon rolls is probably not advised, but I was awake and hungry.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buns
Don't ask why I was awake in the middle of the night. I've have issues sleeping through the night since I was a babe. You wake up, your mind starts going and you're done for. At some point around 4am, I started thinking about the cinnamon roll craving I've been harboring since Nebraska, where I ate the most delicious cinnamon rolls I've ever eaten in my life! Of course, they're from a store that's only open on Fridays and the last Friday I was there, they were closed and I have thought of those cinnamon rolls every Friday for months. There are no pictures because we kept eating them so fast. But back to my rolls.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buns
There I was awake with a craving and a rumbling tummy. My first Google search result landed me here on Sally's Baking Addiction. I subbed in a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour (Ron Swanson: vegetables is like Siobhan: whole wheat flour. I have way too much of it in my pantry and it makes me itch, and I need to get rid of it before I don't know myself anymore.); brown sugar (I keep forgetting to buy white sugar); and didn't manage to get that last 1/3-1/2 cup of flour into the dough. Around 5:30am, there were rolls rising in my oven and I was finally sleepy enough to fall back asleep. When I woke up a few hours later, it was the perfect time to turn on the oven for these bad boys. For the frosting, I used two tablespoons of maple syrup and one tablespoon of coffee, and it's still a bit sweet (yes, I added some salt.) I don't ever fully frost cinnamon buns as I like to add a little more drizzle on the individual servings. I would use this recipe again, though I'm still experimenting on my desired maple frosting.

And I might be possibly looking up flights to Lincoln, Nebraska, because er mah gawd, those cinnamon rolls.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend just told me about your blog and "Cooking With Mr. C." on Facebook. I'm excited to look through your blog. Denise