Cinnamon Rolls

Posted in baking, food, home cooking at 1:51 am by wingerz


For the past eighteen months I’ve had to make do with quite a small kitchen. It’s got a tiny dishwasher, a small fridge, a basic stove, and not a ton of counter space. A lot of our favorite appliances (even the stand mixer) get hidden away in closets or cabinets when they aren’t in use. It’s a far cry from the granite countertops and island in our old condo. But it’s most definitely been serviceable, and I’ve learned to be more efficient with my space and dish usage.

Sunday dinners have been the highlight of the week thanks to the year-long farmer’s market (as opposed to the June-October one in Somerville). One completely new skill that I’ve picked up over the past year is baking – from bread to fruit desserts to pastries. To celebrate our last weekend here I made four dozen cinnamon rolls today. I’m just now realizing that my upstairs neighbors probably hate me for running the oven all last summer too.

This recipe is from the ATK Family Baking Book. It’s actually a pretty easy recipe; the stand mixer and yeast do most of the work for you. Mine deserves a break after running non-stop for about an hour.


  1. Andrea said,

    June 14, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Are you guys moving soon???!!! It seems to have come up so quickly!

    EXCITING!! Congratulations!!!

    Question. You bake seemingly a lot of goodies. How do you eat it all? Do you give stuff away?

  2. Jen said,

    June 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    You aren’t more space efficient; you just use the dining room too.

  3. wingerz said,

    June 15, 2010 at 1:43 am

    hopefully moving on saturday. and generally when i make 4x a recipe it’s for work – got a lot of hungry engineers to feed.

    and jen – current kitchen + current dining room < old kitchen + old dining room by a TON.

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