Thursday, January 28, 2016

Friday Friend Recipe #92--Marge's Cinnamon Rolls

Friday Friend Recipe #92 -- Marge's Cinnamon Rolls
Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.
What is the Friday Friend cookbook: I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends (from all over the county). At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions, exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts, had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND, we contributed recipes for a cookbook.
I was looking at the cookbook the other night and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog."
The Handyman--who knows me better than I know myself (this happened to be a question on the Friday Friend forum once---does your spouse/partner know you better than you know yourself?)--said,  "you'll never, EVER do that."

WELL---maybe I'll show him!  Maybe I will.
Which brings me to this... recipe #92
Marge's Cinnamon Rolls

Yummy, yummy, goey, ooey, cinnamon knots!
I might never make another cinnamon roll recipe again-- these were warm and moist and cinnamony, and just GOOD!

Marge's Cinnamon Rolls
FF Ashley Ferguson
Meridian, ID

1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1 pkg yeast
** mix in blender and let set until it begins to bubble. (15-20 mins) 
Then add:
2 eggs (room temp)
2 cups warm water
1 t salt
2/3 cup soft margarine (I used butter)
**mix in blender and pour into large bowl
4 cups flour
**mix  and then let stand for 15 minutes
3 more cups flour
**mix and cover with town or covered Tupperware bowl. Put in refrigerator over night.
Next day:
**melt 2 cubes margarine (I used butter) in bowl.
In another bowl mix:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 T cinnamon

Grease pan with margarine (I used butter) and sprinkle small amount of sugar mixture into bottom.  Take globs of dough and stretch into small ropes.   Dip into melted margarine/butter and then into sugar/cinnamon mixture.  Tie into knot and put side by side into  pan.
Pour more sugar mixture and margarine/butter on top.
Cover with waxed paper and let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.
Invert rolls onto a plate.

Yes, this is a recipe that you have to plan for, as it takes a bit of time, but it's so, SO worth it!

This post will mark Ashley's 3rd recipe in the FF Cookbook Countdown.  You should check our her other recipes here! (just click)

And now for the fun fact/story about Ashley!
Ashley has loved the character of Winnie the Pooh for years.  I've known her for  over 18 years, and she has loved Pooh since way before then.
Whenever I get a birthday card it's a Winnie the Pooh card, and whenever I get small 'friendship' gift from her, it's Winnie the Pooh.
She collects certain small things  for her house, but they have to be very special---she doesn't want  a bunch of Pooh clutter/figurines.  I understand that, because sometimes when you tell people you 'collect' things they start giving you tons of random stuff.
Besides Winnie the Pooh  Ashley also likes to cook.  She is a foodie.  Owns a few restaurants. They do "home cooking"

Me? I collect cookbooks.
I have something she would love.
One day she  just might get a surprise in the mail--- when I am done with it.

I'm almost done with it.

And here is a picture of Ashley with her step-daughter, Rose.

And Ashley and Rose with our friends Paige and Gloria.
(Hi Paige and Gloria!!)

Notice wine glasses in everyone's hand? 
They were 'stops' on our wine walk (for work-- The Chamber of Commerce's Summer Wine Walks)
One restaurant here in Winnemucca, 3 up in Idaho with a 4th coming soon!

**so the Winnie the Pooh cookbook was one I got from a library sale, along with these two other great cookbooks!
The Nancy Drew Cookbook
The Little House on the Prairie Cookbook
The Pooh Cookbook.

No great recipes here---I'm just sentimental.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!


Tina said...

I can always go for a cinnamon roll, especially homemade. Ashley rocks! I like that summer wine walk, you have so much fun!

Stefanie said...

What cute, vintage cookbooks. Pooh is classic. And those ooey gooey cinnamon twists. They look lip-smackin' good.

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