Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stella's Cinnamon Raisin Buns

These are not ordinary cinnamon raisin buns..........they are a testament to a good recipe handed down and around since 1956. They evoke happy memories. And hunger.

Here is an endearing thing to me.... this recipe is mostly written out by hand by my mother and sister. Each making notations on adaptions to the recipe over the years. Even though both of them are deceased (Mom dying 40 years ago and my sister 19 years this Thanksgiving) I can remember the individual kitchens from so long ago. The nicks in the table, the wall exhaust fan shuddering noisily, the aroma of cinnamon as it warms in the oven.

Start with a sweet pastry dough.

Once you've brushed the dough with butter and liberally applied brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon..........start rolling it as you would a jelly roll.

Now use pastry scraper to cut the individual buns.

Clearly I am not a professional pastry chef. Look at the shapes. Who cares...it's the ooey end result which matters, am I right? Of course, you are nodding your head in agreement....taste and satisfaction rule.

My mother would have been pleased.

I would love to share this with BYOB (Bake Your Own Bread) hosted by Girlichef. BYOB 125 x 125


Rita said...

Love your special post! Must taste so good. They surely would be proud; if only they would have know you were sharing their recipe with the Blogland. If there are raisins it would be a hit a our place.

Janel Gradowski said...

Oooh! Can I have one? :) My mom's cinnamon rolls look very similar to these. She'd usually make half a batch with raisins and half without to please everybody.

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

Beautifully written, Tina...I felt like I was in one of those kitchens. And these buns sound awesome! :)

Debra Eliotseats said...

What a great homage to your mom and sister. Not only do you have these great notated recipes, but you also have the wonderful memories sparked by these rolls. Thank you for sharing.

Pierce said...

Thank you ladies, very much.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

You're right - those are no ordinary cinnamon rolls. What a treasure to have a recipe which holds such wonderful memories. I definitely need to give these a go.

Le laquet said...

I want Vin's (and nana's) recipes written out like this and the 'mammy' wont do it - cause she doesn't like her handwriting!! :o(

Pierce said...

Sue, they create memories and let me say, they are decadently delicious!

Mrs. L, you just have to beg the Welsh Mammy to write some recipes out. That's the charm, seeing it in her hand :-)

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