Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup or 2.25 sticks of salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk

How to make:

Using a stand mixer (if you have one–if not then a large mixing bowl), combine warm water and yeast. Then add in only a half cup of the flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place for about thirty minutes.

Next, add in the eggs, sugar, 1/2 cup of softened butter, salt, and remaining four cups of flour. Knead on medium speed, or by hand until smooth. Add more flour as needed to reduce the stickiness.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Continue to knead if not completely smooth. In a greased bowl, place the dough, cover with plastic wrap or a towel, return it to the warm place, and let sit until it has doubled in size. Roughly 1.5 – 2 hours.

Once ready, put the dough back on the floured surface and roll out to a 12-inch by 18-inch rectangle. Melt 1/2 butter and brush over the entire surface of the dough. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon and spread on top of the melted butter.

Roll up the dough. Using a very sharp knife or dental floss, slice the roll in half, then into quarters, and continue slicing until you have 12 equal size pieces. Place the rolls flat side down into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let it refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, remove and place on the counter for an hour to return to room temperature. Rolls will rise.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until tops have browned.

To make the glaze, whip together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add confectioners sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk to make the mixture a glaze.

Once the rolls have cooled slightly, glaze and serve.

 

How To Make A Frittata

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Here you will find a basic recipe for a frittata. Frittatas make for an easy breakfast or brunch item and can be combined with just about any vegetable in your refrigerator with it without cheese. Have fun experimenting to find your favorite mixture!

Fritatta

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Assortment of vegetables
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cheese if adding

How to make:

Preheat the broiler to high.

In an oven-safe skillet, I prefer a 10-inch cast iron skillet, cook meat and remove to drain. Add vegetables and cook until tender. If not adding meat, heat olive oil and cook vegetables until tender.

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasonings. Pour the mixture into the skillet with meat and vegetables. Once the edge of the frittata is half-way set, the middle is still runny, sprinkle cheese if adding, and move to under the broiler. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Cool and slice.

(Image uses onions, swiss chard, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese)

I found this image on Pinterest and it’s from Epicurious. It lists a few fun ideas. Go crazy and enjoy.

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Blueberry Sour Cream Streusel Muffins

Homemade Blueberry Muffins for Breakfast

Blueberry Sour Cream Streusel Muffins 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 3 T. butter

How to make:

Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Grease two muffin pans – roughly two dozen muffins.

Combine and stir flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl beat the egg with sour cream and milk. Stir in the oil. Add liquids all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir only until well blended. Carefully fold in the blueberries. Spoon into greased muffin pans.

Mix brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a blender until crumbly and sprinkle over the top of the muffin batter.

Bake for 15 minutes or until topping is deep brown.

Remove and cook.

Serve warm or cool.