Food and the City: Cinnamon Rolls because I bought too much crescent dough. Yum

October 23, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls because I bought too much crescent dough.



Cinnamon rolls? I dig em'. Mr. D really digs em'. And therefore I made em' over the weekend in between commercials of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Ya see. I had an epiphany. And this epiphany includes me not buying things at the grocery store that I have no intent on using. I'm trying. I'm really really trying. But sometimes strawberry flavored whip cream seems so appealing and other times it doesn't. This is my life people.

When we arrived home from traveling to Paris over the summer, I no longer wanted to be an American and was planning my move/conversion to Persian-ism as soon as we got back. This included me buying 7 (yes) cans of frozen Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough. I decided I wanted to have a fancy crescent roll with every meal and would eat it with my pinky up (just kidding, they don't do the whole pinky thing I was totally disappointed).


SO basically in a nutshell, I purchased a lot of French themed items. What was I really thinking I'd do with 7 cans of crescent rolls? I may never know. But what I do know is that there is a happy ending to this depressing story and it involves the birth of these cinnamon rolls.

Flour a baking sheet and roll out your crescent roll dough. Try to pinch seams together to not separate. In a bowl, mix some melted butter, granulated sugar, and cinnamon. Spread it onto your dough, and then slowly roll the dough into a log. Now, if you're me, and if you are watching Real Housewives while doing this, you will give your dough a half-arsed job with the pinching and stuff will start
to seep through but thats ok because it was worth watching Teresa flip out and scream and then it will cause you to write really long run on sentences.

Slice the dough into rolls, and tightly pack them together. I don't have a picture of this because did I mention Real Housewives was on? 

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.


If you're topping your rolls with an icing (which you should!), combined 1 cup of powdered sugar, with 3 tablespoons milk, and a dash or two of vanilla extract. Mix it up then pour on syrup when your rolls are cool.

These are really good, and I wish I got better pictures of them but please don't make me mention that Real Housewives was on again.