I think it was my daughter, Samara who happened to mention "cinnamon buns". We didn't often eat cinnamon buns in Canada, but when we did, it was a real treat. The best cinnamon buns I've ever had can't be bought at a store, they were made with love in Stella Rouble's kitchen. We affectionately called them "Stella Buns"! I got to thinking about her amazing buns and couldn't get them out of my head. There is something incredibly comforting about the gooey goodness and heavenly aroma of a cinnamon bun. My next stop was Pinterest of course. I decided on a recipe that incorporated a little more than cinnamon and settled on Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls.
If I were to pick my all time favourite go to comfort food it would be Apple Pie, so I thought the combination of cinnamon buns and apples was worth a try!
OK I've waited long enough, time to roll out the dough, pile on the goodness and roll it up!
A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
So while I waited for the cinnamon buns this happened...
It lasted no more than 30 seconds. It isn't quite what you think it is. Grass burning is common in my community; White River, South Africa. There was a huge grass fire across the street and my backyard filled with billows of smoke. So much smoke I could barely see two feet in front of me. Then all of a sudden the wind shifted just a little and the smoke cleared to leave this breathtaking view. I ran and grabbed my phone and quickly took a few pictures when all of a sudden the wind shifted again and this scene disappeared as quickly as it appeared.
Back to the cinnamon buns. Here are before and after pics. Before going into the oven and after coming out of the oven.
Recipe for Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe found on The Hopeless Housewife website.
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Serves: Makes 12 cinnamon rolls
All things cooking, from simple and clean to gourmet and exotic (and everything in between) have been my passion for over 30 years. Since discovering Pinterest, I pretty much exclusively cook from the recipes I PIN. My saying is, "if you can PIN it, you can cook it". I love to PIN recipes and I love to cook. I thought, why not blog the recipes I make from my Pinterest food boards. I'm the self-declared, Pincook.