Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day is for Cinnamon Rolls

To be accurate, Father's Day (or this one, at least) is for cinnamon roll pancakes. Yeah, I know, right? Trust me, they taste as good as they sound. I found THIS picture on Pinterest the other day, and knowing, as I do, that the hubs would probably marry a cinnamon roll if given the opportunity, I forwarded it along to him.

His response: Can we have these for Father's Day? My response: Why yes, dear, we can. My thought: Oh crap! I have to make these?!?!

Fear not, however. The link for the recipe was still attached to the pin and they turned out to be only about half as hard as they look to make. Would you like me to show you? Okay, but be warned, I am most definitely NOT a food photographer.

To start, all the ingredients are fairly simple. You probably have most of them in your house already.

You may need to enlist some help doing all the mixing. There are three separate things to mix: the pancake batter, the cinnamon filling, and the cream cheese glaze.

The cinnamon filling is heavenly. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and an entire stick of butter:

Then you pour the pancake onto your griddle on medium-low. Let it sit for 30 seconds or so, then drizzle on some of the cinnamon filling. On the recipe site it is drizzled on in a lovely swirl design. I can assure you they still taste good even if you can't get the hang of the swirl:

Last, the most crucial part: the cream cheese glaze. You'll probably want to do a taste test of the glaze before you apply it to your pancakes. Just in case. And maybe after you pour it on, too. These things tend to be finicky and you don't want to risk messing them up:

Are you hungry yet? You can get the whole recipe HERE on the Recipe Girl blog.

After the pancakes were made, Max and I took ourselves upstairs to wake up the man of the hour and present him with his feast (topped off with eggs, sausage, and pineapple). The verdict on the pancakes? "This is quite possibly the best thing I've ever had." That is a direct quote. I am still basking in my glory.


Teachinfourth said...

Those rolls/pancakes look wonderful.

And your photos do, too...

Your mom said...

WOW! I think I am now diabetic from just reading this. My mouth is watering! We may need to try this sometime when Grammie is there or you are here. The present ya'll made for daddy looks great. Glad it was such a great day for all. Love you!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh my gosh those look sooooooooooooo good! I mean, it looked good in your 2peas thread but this! YUM!