Can you stay for dinner?’s cinna minis (mini cinnamon rolls)
Finding (food) love online – Can you stay for dinner?
If you don’t know what that sound is meant to be, it’s actually Homer Simpson drooling whenever he thinks about food.
I have had exactly the same ‘guuurrggghh’ moment this weekend – I have found a new blog that I have fallen in love with.
I stumbled upon Andie Mitchell’s website, Can you stay for dinner? purely by accident as I was online looking for recipes for mini cinnamon rolls. I ended up making her cinna minis this weekend but I also ended up spending a good couple of hours trawling through her website.
She is an inspiration! She went from being over 260 lbs to 135 lbs, not from drastically changing her life but by becoming more active every day and by making little changes to her diet. I really do hope I can follow in her footsteps and do the same.
What’s more, her website is full of beautiful and appetising recipes.
I thought I’d made a breakthrough when I made my recent cranberry oat biscuits, which use oat bran and much less flour, butter and sugar than normal biscuits, but Andie’s cinna minis use even less butter and about the same about of sugar. It does use double cream in the dough but it’s a change from using lots of butter to make the pastry.
I have to admit I tweaked her recipe a little by putting some sugar in the dough mixture too.
I’ve never made cinnamon rolls before but I think these seem to be a slightly healthier version (especially if you omit the icing sugar frosting). What sold me is that it doesn’t rely on a yeast-based dough (so no waiting around for the dough to rise etc etc) so it took me less than an hour to whip these babies up.
A word of warning though, they’re incredibly moreish, so much so that we went for a two hour walk this afternoon, partly out of guilt after I ate all the dinky end ones after the baking.
Here’s the link to Andie’s cinna minis, with photos of my efforts below (I added an extra 25 grams of sugar to the dough mixture).
Lots of love