It’s Sunday morning and friends are coming over for coffee at your house. You have a reputation of being an excellent hostess and a great cook but unfortunately you forgot all about it and you prepared nothing to serve at your little coffee party. A nightmare scenario if you ask me!
To be honest, I didn’t forget, I just love keeping my life as easy as possible and retain my reputation as a hostess and as a cook at the same time. And how do I do that you may ask! I hack recipes! Yes yes, I am a cheater and I just can’t resist taking creative but safe shortcuts and then enjoy all the compliments from my guests who think I spent hours in the kitchen preparing snacks for them.
Cinnamon Rolls is one of the recipes I love for situations like the above. We all have bread, butter, sugar and cinnamon at home so next time you’ll have no excuse serving plain coffee. Here’s what you’ll need:
Ingredients (for 12 rolls)
- 12 slices of white bread
- cinnamon powder
- caster sugar
- butter (preferably fresh)
1.Preheat the oven at 180C/350F
2.Roll the slices with a rolling pin to become thinner and bigger
3.Butter both sides of the slice
4.Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar both sides
5.Fold the slices in the middle as shown
6.Roll them into patties and sprinkle again with sugar & cinnamon
7.Bake them for about 15 minutes until golden-brown
Everybody loves cinnamon rolls and they are really easy to make too even if you decide to make your own dough or use puff pastry from your freezer but let’s face it, we don’t always have puff pastry in our freezer and why not take a shortcut with those bread slices?
- Be generous with butter because it’s the only ingredient to add moist in your rolls and don’t start grumbling about your diet because if you were to eat a cinnamon roll bought from a store you would probably end up consuming much more fats of questionable quality too.
- For a more impressive food styling, decorate your rolls with some icing.
Enjoy your rolls warm just like the way I prefer them or cold, works fine too but I promise you they won’t stand to live that much and get cold once you try them, plus baking them the last moment will leave that wonderful smell in your home that will make your guests feel welcomed and loved 😉