Warm cinnamon rolls, fresh out of the oven, allowed to cool long enough so they are gently warm, glaze drizzled over them……paired with a cup of coffee or tea…..what could possibly be better! I made these a couple of weeks ago, shortly after my parents and I self-retreated during the current world crisis but when we were housebound long enough that we needed a sweet treat to break the cabin fever.
One of the processes that brings me tremendous joy and fun in the kitchen is working with yeast dough. I love the mixing process; and then, as I knead (I tend to do it the old fashioned way using the best utensils that the Universe provided me with—my hands and good ol’ elbow grease) appreciating the changes the dough goes through from being a sticky mess stuck on my hands to this beautiful, supple dough and perfectly clean hands.
While, admittedly, it takes several hours from start to finish, your time in the kitchen is truly minimal in three spurts. So very much worth the time you spend in the kitchen.