Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sweet Inspiration

After seeing this recipe posted on Kevin & Amanda, it looked so good and so simple that I had to try it. I already had all of the ingredients needed, so within minutes I was in the kitchen, whipping up a batch of these easy Baby Cinnamon Buns.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns
How could I ignore this photo Amanda had posted? 

It is super easy and super sweet! Here is all you need:

1 can crescent rolls
1 stick of butter, softened (1/2 stick softened, half melted)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp heavy cream (or use 2 tbsp of milk + 1 tbsp butter)

I always have these ingredients on hand, except the crescent rolls, and I buy those fairly often. I'm thinking I'll be keeping them on hand a little more often.

I softened the butter in the microwave. I happen to have a "Soften" button on mine so that makes it easy but if you don't you could place it on a microwave safe dish and try 50% power for 15-20 seconds and  add a few minutes at a time until the butter is soft but not melted.  Continue with melting the rest of the butter. Mix the melted butter and brown sugar in a pie plate or round cake pan. Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch together seams. Spread the 1/2 stick of softened butter over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon mixture over the butter covered dough, and roll up into a log shape.

Slice the rolled dough into 8 cinnamon rolls. and placed into prepared dish for baking.

Bake in a preheated, 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Top with vanilla glaze by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 4 tbsp heavy cream (or use 2 tbsp of milk + 1 tbsp butter)

These turned out perfectly! I forgot to add the butter with the milk (to replace the heavy cream) but it was just a little bit thinner glaze but was still very sweet and delicious. The butter and brown sugar bottom created a sweet chewy crust. It was the perfect sweet treat for Christmas Day brunch. 
I'll definitely be making these again! :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A New Birth

With this new year, I am starting this new blog. I have been blogging over here for a little while but felt it was time for a change. I will eventually move some things to this new blog, though not everything. If you have read or followed posts from My Lifesong blog and here now, thank you for following me here. If you're new here and have not followed the old blog, then I welcome you as well to share in my puzzles of life. I'm glad to have you all here and look forward to sharing thoughts, ideas, crafts, recipes and other puzzles life gives  me to work on. I hope to join you in sharing your pieces of life as well. 

From our family to yours... 

Thankful for the gift of  new birth of my new blog and the birth of our Savior!