This week is, understandably, about a few key flavors: hot, roasting turkey and its drippings, made into a savory gravy. Or the buttery, sauteed smell of sage and onion and celery, which perfumes your entire home and reminds you of the holidays of childhood, even though you're pretty sure your grandmother never actually made anything from scratch.
Let's not demean those foods, and the bountiful leftovers. It's what the season is all about. But, sometimes...you need a break. Because this is the week of houseguests and slow mornings and relying on food to fill unoccupied time. And when you're not feeling a fourth helping of stuffing (or, perhaps, right before the dried bread and fixings are even mixed), it's time to employ: the DIY cast iron cinnamon rolls.
Because the season of indulgence is here, and you might as well make sure those calories taste amazing.
Kelsey Boyte of Huckberry says,
In the sea of sweets this season, these cinnamon rolls are totally worth splurging for. I don’t necessarily hail from a family history of great cooks or culinary tradition, although mom rocks a mean carrot cake recipe, and Grams had her meatloaf. For the most part I’ve been in the business of establishing (or at least beta testing) family holiday recipes and tradition that might stick around for a few generations. Without a family recipe, I turn to the queen of “BOOOOTTER AND OYYAL” herself, Paula Deen.
Make these cast iron cinnamon rolls with vanilla bourbon glaze and GET HAPPY, PEOPLE.
Ready to "roll" your own. Get the full recipe from Kelsey at the Huckberry Blog:
Enjoy the long weekend.