Cinnamon Rolls? - Mostly, it is...
Nov. 24th, 2008
12:26 am - Cinnamon Rolls?
I've discovered that reading Robin McKinley's Sunshine, or Nina Kiriki Hoffman's A Fistful of Sky, helps when I have a deficiency in motivation to eat. That said, the hungers developed by those particular books aren't necessarily the most healthy for me since both lean heavily towards the buttery pastry side of things. Also, the foods may not be the easiest to come by. Which leads me to the question of cinnamon rolls (not as big as my head). While Hollywood Gelato's cinnamon roll gelato is really nice, it isn't a substitute. Even had tanac's recipe turned out well for her, well, if I were astrology inclined, I might say that I was not born under a baking star. As it is, I note that I am untrained, and have a kitchen that is made incomplete by the absence of a working oven (though we're taking steps). I'm not fond of Cinnabon's variety. That thing where the insides leak out and have the consistency of a cross between raw egg and mucous is not my thing in this instance (there are some savoury fried fungus, fish and vegetable dishes where this is the desired texture). A useful example might be Saint Cinnamon's raisin cinnamon rolls circa early 90's. You could taste the butter, the rolls were hot, really soft and heavy and the icing was plentiful, creamy and not too sweet. Torontonians have any favourite sources that I might try?
And while I'm at it, would anyone have any suggestions for healthier appetite whetting fiction?