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Cinnamon Rolls

Published January 23, 2012 by yourstruliejulie

I tried this excellent recipe for Christmas this year and they were a success! From the book Teens Cook by Megan and Jill Carle

Dough:

1 cup cottage cheese

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons baking powder

4  1/4 cups flour plus extra for dusting

Filling:

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons cinnamon

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup honey

TO PREPARE THE DOUGH: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Place the cottage cheese into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add the sugar, eggs, oil, and milk and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the baking powder. Add 3 1/2 cups of the flour and stir until the mixture forms a dough. Using your hands, add the remaining 3/4 cups of flour a little at a time by sprinkling a little flour over the dough and folding the dough over to mix it in. Repeat this process until the dough is smooth and not sticky.

Spread a thin layer of the flour on a flat work surface and roll the dough into a large rectangle about  20 by 25 inches.

 

TO PREPARE THE FILLING: Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt the butter and brush over the entire surface of the dough. Drizzle the honey over the butter, then sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the dough. Starting on the longer side, carefully roll up the dough as tightly as possible.

Lightly butter or spray the bottom and sides of a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.

Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into 1 1/4 thick inch slices with a sawing motion. If you press down while cutting the dough it will smash together and lose the “roll” effect.  Arrange the cinnamon rolls in the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until done. (to check for doneness, pull up slightly on the center of one the rolls in the middle of the pan. The dough should pull apart. If it stretches, it needs to be baked more.)

Remove the pan from the oven, run a knife around the edges to loosen the cinnamon rolls, and invert the pan onto a serving platter.

Anyone Else

Published January 20, 2012 by yourstruliejulie

I don’t know anyone else
Who can make me feel this way
I don’t know anyone else
Who can take the pain away
I don’t know anyone else
Who understands me more
I don’t know anyone else
I know we’ve had our things before
But some things are worth fighting for

Frappucino

Published January 7, 2012 by yourstruliejulie

 

It was one of those Saturdays that bored me. The usual routine. Appointment, library, homework, study. Then taking a Tumblr break every here and there. Though it had been a long week, and I needed a breathe of fresh air. Christmas was coming soon, and I was itching for a holiday drink of some sort. Preferably, Starbucks because it was one of those time periods where I crave Starbucks for weeks and weeks until the monster of cravings is put to sleep. Since we were both out of our mind with school work (my mom is a teacher) she took me out. It was a pleasant afternoon with her, and my brain got the break it needed.

DC Chillin

Published January 7, 2012 by yourstruliejulie

I’m done acting like I won’t be
Sitting here still wishing you wanted me
Don’t say that I never told you
Take some advice from somebody who knows

You should’ve when you could’ve
You’re gonna miss my love, [boy]
You should, it would’ve been so good

One of those freezing, last-day-before-going-back-to-school-from-winter-break days.