"Hey, good lookin', what ya got cookin'?
How's 'bout cookin' somethin' up with me?"
(lyrics by Hank Williams)
I remember that Mama, the queen of bread making in my opinion, used to sing this little ditty sometimes.
Tuesday, is Nana school day, the day I give my daughter a break and help with homeschooling my granddaughter.
She's a cutie, so she's definitely good lookin'!
I'm pretty sure the cookin' Hank Williams was singing about
didn't involve flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, though.
Besides her schoolwork, I try to do something fun with my granddaughter each Tuesday,
so today we made cinnamon rolls together.
While the dough was rising, we did school work.
Once the dough is risen, punched down and rolled out, you smear the whole thing with a cube of softened butter topped with a generous layer of brown sugar and cinnamon.
(My hands were too messy to photograph that step!)
My granddaughter was fascinated when I told her we were going to cut the cinnamon rolls up using a string.
She caught on how to do it right away.
Then we had to wait again for the rolls to rise before we baked them.
We made cream cheese frosting, and once the cinnamon rolls cooled down we frosted them.
Then they were kid tested and approved!
To make the cinnamon rolls follow this recipe for the dough but eliminate the cinnamon,
(you will sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon in the filling as noted above).
Frost with a cream cheese frosting made with 1/2 cup softened butter,
8 oz. of softened cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 lb. powdered sugar.