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RECIPE: Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls

RECIPE: Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¾ cup room temperature buttermilk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 3 TB regular yeast
  • ½ TB salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 cups bread flour

Filling

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon

Frosting

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • enough milk to make it spreading consistency.

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190C and line a lamington tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter and yeast. Allow to sit for 15 minutes..
  3. Add in salt, eggs and flour. Mix for 10 minutes and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Prepare your filling by mixing together melted butter, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  5. On a floured service, roll dough into a 30 x 40cm rectangle.
  6. Spread your filling over the top and roll up. Cut into 12 large rolls, cut the ends and throw away.
  7. Place rolls on a lamington tray covered with baking paper.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. While baking, mix together the frosting ingredients. Spread on warm rolls and serve.

Happy Baking!

Natalie

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This is so groan-worthy that it’s hard not to share the love around, I hope it makes you smile.

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Happy Wednesday!

Natalie

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Global Day of Parents

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In 2012  the UN proclaimed that the June 1 would be Global Day of Parents. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

To all the wonderful parents in our world, thank you for the wonderful and important job you do every minute of the day.

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents” (Jane Hull).

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Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

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Fidget spinners are the latest craze and I’m sure, like me,  you have endured the never-ending requests from the kids to buy one.  I was almost sucked in last week but must admit I’m over these crazes which cost money and never make a comeback.  I know I’m getting old when I start to tell my kids that crazes in my day used to make a comeback every year so you just tucked it back in the cupboard until it was time for the relaunch.  Yo-yo’s, elastics, jacks, marbles and swap cards were what I remember seeing every year of my childhood.

Master 9 loves Lego so when I told him I’d found instructions on how to make your own LEGO fidget spinner he couldn’t wait to get to work.  Unlucky for him I think our vacuum had acquired some of the parts he needed but that just meant he had to come up with his own.  After about 5 minutes he emerged with his very own fidget spinner and got to work starting on a fidget cube.

LEGO Fidget Spinner

Make Your Own Fidget Spinner

If you would like the official LEGO instructions you can download them here.  Otherwise, show the kids the pictures and let them come up with their own spin of a fidget spinner.  Fidget spinners assist some kids who need help regulating their senses and emotions and fidget toys also restore calm and focus for kids who are overwhelmed in their learning environment.  LEGO is another great tool to assist with that so why not build one out of LEGO and have a discussion with the kids about why some kids and people find fidget toys a help in their life.

Happy Creating!

Natalie

 

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