I started this crazy blog a few years ago. It’s a happy place, a peaceful place, that takes me away from worry and stress. For me, it’s like soaking in a hot tub of water and just relaxing. I think it’s because of so many of you who send love my way, either by sweet comments or just by dropping in to visit after I leave a new post. Summer seems to bring a lot of yard work, gardening, and in a few more days, a lot of Raspberry picking, Canning and filling the freezer with homemade jam and blanched vegetables from the garden. Posts seem to dwindle down, even though my kitchen heats up!
Many of you ask me about my family . . . as I really don’t talk much about personal things on this baking blog. If you’ve read my about page, then you do realize that I’ve been married for 34 sweet years, and have four beautiful daughters and 10 grandkids that I’m very proud of.
One of my little Grandsons just celebrated his 2nd birthday, and his mommy (Chantri Keele of True Atelier) threw him a spectacular Buggie Birthday party. I’m thinking that maybe soon, she’ll let me show you some highlights, with some of her ideas and recipes. Trust me . . . it was over the top . . . incredible . . . amazing! Make sure you check out www.trueatelier.com and www.trueatelierblog.com – Be prepared to stay awhile.
During this party, my daughters photography partner @ True Atelier (Nicole Klingler) snapped a picture of myself + my four daughters. I thought I might share . . . since I rarely do!
From left to right – 1. Me – Jonna 2. 2nd born daughter – Chantri 3. youngest – Danielle 4. Oldest – Brandi 5. 3rd born – Shannon
See . . . how blessed am I! They are the reason I started this silly blog.
So, now you’re wondering what these speedy Cinnamon and Sugar Twists have to do with my daughters?
Absolutely nothing . . . but we sure do like them and you will too . . . and besides that, I have to bake when nobody is home, so I can take pictures!
I’m sure I’m the only one laughing at that!! hee hee.
I’ve done a lot of baking lately, but haven’t had time to take pictures of all the cooking/baking that I’ve done. Those of you who blog understand.
I’ve made fabulous Root beer Baby back Ribs, that were super good, honey marinated grilled BBQ Chicken and some kickin’ Ribeye Steak – none of which sat and smiled for a picture! I could give you the recipes now, but I’m making them again. This time . . . this time, I’m not letting anyone eat until I’ve snapped pictures!!!! ugggg.
Thanks again for visiting . . . it means a lot!
Speedy Cinnamon & Sugar Twists with Vanilla Glaze
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough *I use Rhodes
- 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- VANILLA GLAZE:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Thaw frozen bread dough or use homemade bread dough.
- Mix sugar with cinnamon and melt your butter.
- Cut loaf lengthwise into 4 strips. Cut strips horizontally in thirds, making 12 strips.
- Roll each strip into a rope. Bring the ends together and twist loosely.
- Roll each piece of dough in butter, then in sugar cinnamon mixture.
- Place on lightly greased baking sheet, parchment or Silpat and let raise 1 hour or until twists have doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Drizzle with Glaze.