Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Tuesday!  I started this post yesterday around lunch time, but didn't get very far due to bad storms coming thru our area again. More tornadoes and flooding.  I don't ever recall seeing so many tornadoes like this.  We are expecting more through out today and tonight.  I just pray that everyone will be okay.  I'm off work today due to power outage at my workplace, which is a first.  There's a lot of damage all around me, but we are safe with no damage.  There are so many people less fortunate....it's so sad to see.  I hope you aren't in the line of these storms!  If you are, I pray that you and your family will be okay!

I wanted to start out with a picture of one of my first roses to appear this year on my grandmothers rose bush.  My mom dug it up from my grandmothers house years ago and transplanted it at the side of our house.  It usually only puts out a few roses, but it looks like it is going to be loaded this year.  It is full of buds.  Yay!!!!  I don't have much of a green thumb, but most of that is because I always forget to water the plants.  I have vowed to do better this year and give all my plants water and love. :o)

Next up is a nut milk bag that I won from The Daily Raw Cafe.  The first thing that I am going to use the bag for is to make some almond milk.  I can't wait till my store bought almond milk is gone.  I've always wanted to make my own nut milk.  Have you made any kind of nut milk that you just love?

Saturday morning I made some cinnamon rolls out of crescent rolls.   They were so easy and very yummy.
First you separate the crescent rolls into their triangle shapes.
Next,  melt some vegan butter in a small bowl and brush a light layer of butter on each triangle.
Then, sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the melted butter.  Press the brown sugar and cinnamon down onto the dough a bit, so it doesn't fall off while you are rolling them up.

Next, you want to roll the crescent rolls up as you would when you make normal crescent rolls.
Place the rolls on a non stick cookie sheet, and bake at 375 for about 12 minutes.  Just as you would for plain crescent rolls.

As the rolls are cooking, mix some powdered sugar with a little almond milk to make some icing to drizzle over the rolls.   The icing needs to be thin enough for drizzling.  It doesn't take much milk at all.  I probably used about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with 3 or 4 tablespoons of milk.  I'm just guessing at that, because I didn't measure it.  I'm so used to just whipping the icing up that I didn't think about measuring. 
Let the rolls cool for about 5 minutes before drizzling with the icing.

I used to make these all the time for Tony, but hadn't in a couple of years.  I wanted something sweet and fast for breakfast Saturday, and I just happened to have crescent rolls in the refrigerator.  I wanted waffles, but seemed to be out of an ingredient for every recipe that I wanted to make...go figure....ha

Since I'm home today, I have time to get caught up on reading your blogs. Yay!!!  :o)
I hope everyone stays safe and out of harms way from these storms over the next few days!



  1. Yes, we survived! Our homeschool co-op was cancelled today because several people weren't going to be able to drive in because of damage, etc. I don't remember such a long string of storms, either.

    I love that you have your grandmother's rose bush. That's really neat! I, too, am very negligent about getting out to water plants, but I've vowed to do better this year, too!

    I like the new photo on the side!

  2. I like the new picture of you and your husband! Congrats on your win! xo

  3. Lovely new pic of you & Tony. Glad the tornados are missing you. We're just getting bad t'storms every other day.

  4. The weather has been crazy by you! We had heavy rain & wind last night, but thankfully no tornadoes.

    What a beautiful rose. I can just imagine how good it smells.

    I've never made any kind of milk or cinnamon rolls, but now I want to make both!

  5. Is that your first nut milk bag? Congrats! :P Cinn rolls look great too, good idea with the crescent roll dough.

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  7. cute new photo you have up! what a good(and fast) idea for cin rolls! i just made the labor intensive kind last week, this looks so much easier!!

  8. Glad to hear you're ok, and I hope the weather settles down soon!

    When you use the nut milk bag...do post about it, I've never heard of those before and would love to know how they work.

    It's been so long since I've had cinnamon rolls and those crescent rolls look the bomb! What a great idea.

    Love the new pic of you and Tony too!

  9. Wow these look fab!!! And I like the new photo of you there :-)


  10. What a great idea! Ps, is that your pug? I have one too...I feature him on my blog from time to time :)
    <3 DameGoodEats

  11. Those storms have been crazy, huh? By the way, I love the photo - is that your Easter dress?

    Sweet crescent rolls sound amazing. So easy I can manage to try, I'm sure.

  12. Oh, I meant to say that I want to hear more about the nut milk bag. That sounds so dirty, but I'm intrigued.

  13. I'm in agreement with everyone - great picture of you and Tony! Hopefully, you'll be safe as well from all those nasty tornadoes. I am so bummed when I want to make a big family breakfast on Saturday morning, only to find I'm out of one ingredient for several dishes. Sigh. Oatmeal, it is, then. :-)

  14. Oh, by the way, I made something similar with crescent rolls when we still bought the pre-made ones, like you. They were quick and delicious. I found a recipe online that used the same rolls but connected them, spread the goodies on that you do, then rolled them up and sliced them. I do the same thing now, but with homemade dough. Now, I've got to post that quick! Ha ha.

  15. Thank you everyone for the nice comments on my new blog picture.

    Jenny, I'm so glad you guys are okay!

    Thanks Aimee!

    Shen, some of those thunder storms are just as bad...are you having high winds with them?

    Molly, I can't wait to try out the nut milk bag. I'll be posting about it when I get around to using it.

    AmberShea, yes, this is my first nut bag. I've been wanting one, so I'm pretty excited to try it out.

    DD, I'm too lazy to make labor intensive cinnamon rolls, but I but yours were great.

    Rose, I will be sure to post about using the nut milk bag. It sounds easy to use, but I'm sure I will be the one person to make a big mess...ha

    Thanks Alessandra!

    Miss Tarrah Dame, Yes...that's my pug baby. She's the best! Aren't pugs great. I'm coming to your blog to check yours out in just a minute. :o)

    Jessica, LOL...you are so right about nut milk bag sounding dirty. I won't tell you what Tony said when it arrived in the mail. :o) Oh, and yes...that was my Easter Dress. :)

    BlessedMama...thank you! Oh man...you need to post that recipe, because it sounds sooooo good!

  16. Pre-made crescent are the best!!! Your cinnamon ones look very good... you might have me back in the kitchen at midnight again... ;)

    My BF likes it when I put peanut butter and chocolate chips in them. He will eat a whole pan! I like stuffing them with just plain chocolate chips and pretending im in a European country feasting on chocolate croissants. Ive even stuffed them with blueberries, strawberries, different nuts, dandies marshmallows, etc. etc. Im so glad they are accidently Vegan. :)