Monday, November 4, 2013

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls and Fall Musings

Good morning! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was great, an extra hour is sleep is always welcome. My mother arrived for a nice long visit and in addition to celebrating my birthday we have many plans.

One of the things we love to do is bake and this weekend is no exception. We made a fabulous recipe for Overnight Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls from Averie Cooks. Which by the way I mistakenly thought was a pumpkin cinnamon roll recipe and in fact linked to that on Friday. Sorry.

The recipe is easy but is a little time consuming because the rolls have to raise for 21/2 hours, so the overnight option is perfect.We assembled the rolls before bed and Sunday morning let them raise for one hour, then bake for 25 minutes. 

Thirty minutes later we had, hot, gooey, perfectly fluffy cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. A cup of tea, the NY Times, a pile of magazines and a good book and you have the perfect leisurely Sunday morning  breakfast. 

Now I know a sugar laden roll is not everyone's idea of the perfect breakfast so if that is the case save the roll for a snack after you have had your bacon and eggs. 

Are you a fig fan? I have to be honest, aside from Fig Newtons I do not eat many figs. However this year I have decided to branch out and try a few new things. The figs are drooping from the branches of trees here and consequently they are everywhere I turn, the grocery store, the farmers market. I am looking for something new to try them with, other than the standard blue cheese and drizzled honey. 

Food & Wine Cranberry and Fig Chutney

Doesn't this Cranberry and Fig Chutney recipe look like a great accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner? Or maybe on left-over turkey sandwich?

Image from Wonky Wonderful

 Or perhaps a little Fig Ice Cream from Wonky Wonderful would be something to try?

 Do you have any fig recipes that you make often and would be willing to share? Or for that matter any delicious chutney or relish recipes that you will be making for Thanksgiving? 

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a month away? I cannot believe how FAST these last few months of the year seem to be going. I have so much coming up in the next few months that I wish there was a way to slow things down. 

Oh well, I guess the only thing to do is take a breath, enjoy the little moments and hold on for the ride.

I hope that you have a great day!

Recipe for the rolls, HERE.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR! And figs? I only like them dried. I have my mind on chestnuts now, and I want to make chestnut cream/chocolate chunk muffins that I saw over at MANGER. Now that sounds fabulous! I hope you had a great time with your mother, and enjoy your week! Anita

  2. Those cinnamon rolls look beyond delicious!

  3. cinnamon rolls look to die for!!

    Try tossing the figs in some balsamic vinegar and roasting them...

    Have a great day, Elizabeth! xoxo

  4. HI Elizabeth, those cinnamon rolls look so good! I agree with you, it goes by too fast and I wish I could slow it down. It is my favorite time of the year.

  5. Oh that fig ice cream sounds so good right now! Elizabeth! HELLO! Thank you for visiting me! I think I'm going to go make a cup of tea and head off to bed, then see your new post in the morning...looking forward to see what you share! LOVE, Anita

  6. I am late, it seems almost a week late wishing you a Happy Birthday. I do hope you had a wonderful birthday week. I am enjoying browsing and catching up with you lovely posts. Oh how I would love a yummy cinnamon roll. Love the idea of an overnight option.


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