I’ve finally conquered baking with yeast. I had stayed away from making things that used it such as breads, sweet dough and other risen products. I had always feared it would not work. I even thought I couldn’t make baking soda biscuits. But, Adam’s mom assured me that no one could screw it up. We usually go to his parents house every tuesday night for dinner, and a favorite of ours is the biscuits she makes. Right out of the oven, with jam. Sooooooooooo gooooood. I think I eat about 10 each time. Maybe it was a good idea I didn’t know how to make them myself. I could see it being an issue.
But, I actually did try them one night and they rose and everything! I was super excited. And Adam and I ate them gladly.
So, I thought it was time to try my hand at dough. I started in the summer with pizza dough. It worked out ok, but I actually think it wasn’t that great. The dough didn’t rise all that much, but still tasted great. I tried it again recently for cinnamon buns and they turned out deeeeeelicious! But its dangerous for a whole batch to be in the little apartment with Adam and I.
For Adam’s birthday I made dough again, and it rose perfectly! All puffed up, and I had to punch it down. I made him birthday night pizza, and using the leftover dough made cinnamon buns again. I love cinnamon buns.
Is it cinnamon buns? Or cinnamon rolls? I think ‘rolls’ are more popular in the states, and ‘buns’ is a popular saying here in Canada.
Either way, its good. So one morning after Adam ate the last cinnamon bun, I was in withdrawls. I did however have some leftover cream cheese icing in the fridge. I thought hey, I can’t let this go to waste. My usual oatmeal consists of either A. Peanut butter and honey with banana, or B. plain cinnamon sprinked on top. I decided to have the latter, and add a small teaspoon of brown sugar to it. And hey, why not top it with some cream cheese icing and make it into cinnamon bun oatmeal?
Best. decision. ever.
It was just like eating a cinnamon bun, except slightly healthier. I hope. I definitely suggest trying it as a special weekend breakfast. I might have OD’d a litle on the icing this weekend, Adam thought it was pretty sweet. But, I do have a major sweettooth. Either way, try it! It’s a great semi-healthy-sweet breakfast option for the weekend.
Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal
1/3 cup of oatmeal (this is how much I eat, Adam has a whole cup, so however much you like)
few dashs of cinnamon
1 tsp. Brown sugar
–for the cream cheese icing–
1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
3-4 tbs. confectioners sugar
splash of lemon juice
Make your bowl of oatmeal as you would. I like mine to have just enough water to absorb it, as a more dry oatmeal, whereas Adam has mushier oatmeal
Stir in the cinnamon and brown sugar.
In another bowl, cream together icing ingredients until full incorporated to the consitency you like. I use a pastry bag to pipe it over the top, just for show, but you can just spoon a dollop onto of your oatmeal. Then give it a good stirring to mix it all together. And dig in!
It’s just like a cinnamon bun. roll? Either one.