That was my Valentine's Day.
Don't send out any pity, though. Valentine's Day is seriously just another Tuesday for me. Mr. C and I already "celebrated" a week ago. With monster trucks. That's how romantic we are.
If you think about it, though, you really shouldn't need a designated day to love or be loved. You should feel like that everyday. Eat chocolates, snuggle, go out to a lovely dinner. Whenever you'd like. Crazy, eh?
Baking is one of the ways I show Mr. C that I'm fond of him. Taking some time to whip up something sweet always makes him smile. Today I want to share with you one of his favourite little treats. They leave you with a warm feeling inside. Their smell really lights up a room. And they're so flippin' easy.
So, for those of you who go all out on Valentine's Day, I hoped you enjoyed your twenty-four hours. For the rest of you, here's wishing you a wonderful 365 days of lovin'. And monster trucks.
Quick Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 8 rolls
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch each cloves, nutmeg and allspice
1 3/4 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter (melted for brushing)
1) Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and set aside.
2) Place the flour, baking powder and raisins in a bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the center and gradually add the cream and milk, stirring, until a soft dough forms.
3) Plop dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to 12" x 15". Brush with butter and sprinkle with the sugar mixture (reserving 1 Tablespoon of it for later). Roll up the dough and slice into eight pieces. Place the dough into a muffin tin lined with parchment paper or a cupcake liner. Brush with butter and sprinkle with the reserved sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.