A few weeks ago, my Mom and I got to make a quick visit to my grandparent's house. One of the main goals of this trip was to make cinnamon rolls with my Grandma. My Dad's side of the family has this recipe that goes back 5 generations (including mine) that we know of. I know nearly every family has a version of cinnamon rolls that is special, but this one is the yummiest EVER! I don't think anybody in my Dad's generation is making this recipe, so it is even more important that I carry it forward.
Anyway, I made these cinnamon rolls a couple of times while we lived in WA, but something just wasn't right. I vowed not to make them again until I could make them with my Grandma, the pro. She agreed to make them with me but wanted to wait until the weather was cooler so the kitchen wouldn't seem so hot. We had a great time baking together and the results were wonderful. I learned a few tricks and realized a few things I was doing wrong. I'll give them another try on my own soon to make sure I have improved. Thanks to my Mom for taking pictures.
I need to apologize ahead of time for my appearance in the photos. We started baking at 6:30am and finished about 9 hours later. I stayed in my pjs all day long, didn't do my hair, didn't put my contacts in, no make-up, etc. Don't you just love days like that (unless a camera is present)?
|Making the dough|
|Getting messy is half the fun!|
|Grandma being goofy|
|The dough is starting to come together|
|Rolling out 1/3 of the dough|
|Smearing on the wonderful filling|
|You can also spell out words with the filling. You'll see why I spelled FISHER in a minute.|
|Rolling up the dough|
|Slicing the dough- I'm not very good at this step, it's very messy! Grandma just laughed at me when I tried.|
|This is when you start getting hungry|
|We also made a small pan of regular dinner rolls|
|After the rolls rise and bake, you thin the filling and drizzle more on top and bake a few more minutes.|
|The finished product- YUMMO!|
So here's where you're going to get mad. I'm not going to share the recipe with you, well, not all of it anyway. I will make them for you if you come to see me though! I will leave you with this- my Grandma gave me the handwritten copy that my Great-grandma Fisher wrote many years ago (this is where the FISHER comes in). My version of this recipe is 2 pages, typed, so I don't mind sharing the shortened version. I dare you to make the recipe from these instructions. Never mind that several ingredients and amounts are missing and there is never any mention of oven temperature or baking time. I plan on framing this recipe and hanging it in my kitchen. It is one of those family treasures that I will cherish forever.
|Great-grandma Fisher's handwritten recipe|
Thanks, Grandma, for a great day of baking!