It was inevitable. I had to wake and bake this morning. My dreams were full of sugary goodness.
It is the weekend, a perfect time to wake up in the mood for cinnamon buns.
Directly after the buns emerged from the oven, my boyfriend asked me how many were for him. "One," I said sticking to my usual answer. "One is for your sister, one is for your dad, these are for my family, and mine is inmahmoush", I continued to smile with my mouth full.
If you are ever in the mood for some warm cinnamon buns, here is a great recipe. The 30 minutes of work seem like seconds compared to the two minutes it takes to scarf them down.
I use organic and natural ingredients, all of which can be found in your local grocery store. (Highland Farms, Longos, Lablaws etc.)
2 cups of flour
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tablespoons warm butter
3/4 cup milk
3 tsp cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup sugar (brown or white)
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup icing sugar
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in butter (works well with hands)
stir in milk until fluffy dough forms
In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
Flour a smooth surface and roll the dough out into a rectangle.
If you would like to get fancy, cut the edges of the rectangle to make impressive rolls.
Once the dough is 1/4 inch think spread the filling from edge to edge.
Roll the rectangle lengthwise to make a long log.
Cut the log into individual rolls about two-three fingers wide.
Place each roll on a 9x9 inch square pan or a round cake tray with at least an inch separating them.
Bake for 20-25 min.
After cooling for 5-10 min drizzle icing over fresh cinnamon rolls.
Serve warm or microwave before eating.
For a different approach, roll the dough into multiple smaller logs for bite sized cinnamon rolls.
Made with simple, whole, foods found easily you can create this amazing little treats that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Depending on your dietary requirements these can be made raw, gluten, dairy, refined sugar free. A simple outline to get you rollin' on your way to delicious Bliss Ball heaven is as follows:
1 cup Nuts
1/2 cup Oats
1 cup Dried Fruit (can go up to 1 1/2 if you'd like)
2 tbsp cacao powder (optional)
Dash of salt, vanilla (optional)
Process the nuts, oats and cacao in a food processor until you have a rough flour add remaining ingredients. If your mixture isn't forming together aka too crumbly, slowly add up to 1 tbsp of coconut oil or dates. Once it sticks together, press and roll into balls with your hands. Roll in optional toppings, like chia seeds, sesame seeds, shredded coconut, cacoa or carob powder.
Bliss balls Source Recipe This Rawsome Vegan Life
Cherry chocolate banana ice cream recipe (serves 2)
3 Bananas (frozen)
1c Cherries (frozen)
1/2 bar Dark Chocolate (frozen)
Let ingredients thaw 10-15 min. Break bananas into thirds and alternate banana, cherry, and pieces of dark chocolate into the machine. If using a blender, you may need to add some liquid to get things going. Delicious on its own or add toppings like sliced fruit, shredded coconut, coconut syrup, dried fruit the list goes on! www.yonanas.com
Physalis aka the Golden Berry are little orange-yellow perfectly round berries, about the size of a raspberry with smoother skin than a blueberry.
Sometimes you find them encased in their leaves which remind me of delicate paper lanterns. Otherwise the leaves will have been trimmed off, leaving the berries a little sticky, but nothing a quick rinse won't fix. An amazing bursting, juicy pop of flavour that's both tart and sweet. You might also find them dried at your local health store as they are considered a superfood! http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-golden-berries/. Native to South America, physalis contain vitamin A and two fatty acids that help your body oxidize fat and help insulin sensitivities. TRY THEM ON YOUR ICE CREAM AND YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME!