What reminds you of comfort and warmth in the winter? The thing that reminds me the most of a cozy snow day is definitely my mom’s cinnamon rolls. I remember watching her roll them out on the counter, let them rise over the warm oven, cut them precisely with string, stuff them tightly together in the pan and then wait in intense anticipation as the house fills with the fragrance of winter baking. They remind me of snow days off of school but also of ski vacations! Hence this amazing recipe I’m sharing with you – a family recipe – Ski Vacation Cinnamon Rolls.
It’s Recipe Redux time again and this month, dietitian food bloggers are talking about their favorite breads. I’m not much of a bread maker but it did get me thinking about my most favorite bread-based food: my Mom’s cinnamon rolls. When my family goes on ski trips, my Mom doesn’t ski but she absolutely loves to cook and bake. When we all trek back from the slopes, tired and hungry, she’s got them waiting.
I’m a cinnamon roll purist. I don’t like nuts or raisins in them and this recipe delivers that. Just pure, doughy, chewy goodness with a light cinnamon-vanilla flavor. They’re gigantic but I swear it’s so hard to eat just one. And listen, these are rich. They’ve got the butter, sugar and flour. So you’re not going to have them all the time….but once a year or so these Ski Vacation Cinnamon Rolls are just right.