Shine's Thyme

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Friday, September 20, 2013


This is my favorite time of the year. I don't know why.....I love spring, I love winter....I even love summer (my least favorite)....but Autumn is my MOST favorite!! That being's very important for me to be careful.....and here's why.
Remember, I last did a post on Pumpkin Doughnuts.....and now here's this. Oh my. Girls, I LOVE to cook.
I especially LOVE to bake. I love the awesome smells that come from the oven when my concoctions are coming to life. I love that the kitchen doesn't get too hot to work in.... and I LOVE how something yummy makes everyone SOOOO happy!
But me? Well....I could look at it as an exercise. I am exercising my mind to learn better restraint! WILLPOWER is getting a good workout too!

Oh...I didn't mention, but they are actually kinda healthy!! Made with fresh ground whole wheat :)

Cinamon Rolls

2 cups warm water
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp. salt
enough whole wheat flour to make a soft dough. I think I use about 5-6 cups total
3 & 1/2 tsp saff yeast (or your favorite fast rising yeast)

In a heavy duty mixer, combine water, oil and honey. I use "Real" salt, so I put it in with liquids. Add about 3 cups flour, then the yeast. Mix together, then add enough flour to make a soft dough. Mix for about 8 minutes. Let rise till double (about 30 min.). Turn dough out onto a work surface and roll into a large rectangle. (about 10x20ish) Spread with 1/2 cup + 2 Tblsp melted butter mixed with  1 lb. brown sugar and 1-2 tsp. cinamon. Roll up jelly roll style. cut into about 2 inch slices and place on a cookie sheet with sides. (I spray my pan with Pam).
Bake at 375 for 15-20 min.
Take out of oven and plate while warm. Top with icing:
2 cups powdered sugar+1/4 milk or Orange Juice
Just spread this on with no attention to moderation :)

Blessings  sweet friends~~Shine


thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh man, your treats look wonderful!

Sandra Morris said...

Oh these look so GOOD!
:) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my goodness, these look amazing! Fall is my favorite season too, and I am loving every minute of it. It's so nice that you cook often and bake goodies. I'm sure your family loves it.

Have a nice Fall day, Shine.


Deborah said...

Hi there!
Oh my...I love baking too...anytime of year, but autumn just seems to draw you to the kitchen, doesn't it?!
These look so good...always loved cinnamon rolls!
So nice to see you here again!
I've missed you!

All my heart,
Deborah xo

Judy said...

Oh, those look dangerously delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.