In case Alton Brown, or Rachel Ray, or Jaime Oliver haven’t burned it into your head yet, here’s a news flash, kids love to cook. Really they just love to make a mess and sprinkle flour around, eat raw dough, and stir things for about 3 seconds, but THEY think it’s cooking. And in some cases, simple stuff like breakfast foods, they actually ARE cooking.
Let’s talk about making some cinnamon rolls with your kid on a Saturday morning with no directions, barely enough ingredients, and no recipe using dough from Friday night pizza night.
Step 1: Friday night make some simple pizza dough, get some sauce and cheese and declare FAMILY PIZZA NIGHT.
Yes you can enjoy pizza night along with a couple SoCo Manhattans or some wine for your lady or fella.
Step 2: On Saturday morning tell your kids you’re going to surprise (mommy, daddy, girlfriend, boyfriend, grandma, etc) with some super secret breakfast.
Kids also enjoy surprises.
Step 3: Roll out the dough.
If you had the dough in the fridge all night you probably should have gotten up 2 hours before and set it on the counter to warm up. If you forgot, like I did, you can stick it on an heating vent or something. It’ll get a little hard and bloat all up but you shouldn’t have forgotten to let it warm up. Anyway, let the kids roll it out to 16-inch pizza size.
Step 4: Spread butter or margarine (something that comes in a tub) around on the dough.
Spread the butter around but leave the last inch or 2 unbuttered so it’ll stick together later when you roll it up. You’ll see what I mean down in step 10. The rolls might start to unroll. Something soft works best, that’s why I suggest a tub of butter-like substance. If you got up to let the dough warm up on the counter you could also get a stick of butter out and let that soften on the counter as well.
Step 5: Sprinkle sugar around all over the butter.
Step 6: Sprinkle cinnamon around
Step 7: Roll up the dough.
Step 8: Chop up the roll and put on a cookie sheet
Step 9: Make frosting.
Step 10: Cook them for like 15 minutes on 325 or 350.
I’m not sure of the temperature, but I pretty much think everything usually bakes at like 350 right? Isn’t that always on cookie or brownie directions? See how mine kinda opened up? I think that’s why you don’t butter the whole thing, the last bit probably would’ve stuck together if it wasn’t buttered.