Boy, have I got a recipe for you. And it’s from Pinterest.
Ya see eaters, I miss one of my best friends, Marisa. I haven’t seen her in months. And since I’m now working every single Saturday and she lives all the way down in Georgia, I can’t go visit her anytime soon. That means I’m constantly trying to entice her to come visit me in good ole Greensboro.
This is my newest way of convincing her to visit me — by bribing her with Pinterest desserts.
A few days ago Marisa pinned a recipe for raspberry cinnamon rolls. I normally don’t bother with any of the dessert recipes from Pinterest because they’re always so complicated and time consuming and that’s not my bag (baby), but this dessert was pretty straight forward and I have a ton of blueberries and blueberry jam on my hands (for reasons I’ll explain later) so I figured why not! And I figured that if she saw these delicious rolls that I made with my very own hands she would immediately hop in her car and speed straight to my house to eat them.
Is it working, Marisa?
Here’s what I did: I followed From Here to Paris’ recipe to a T except for a few things.
I halved the recipe for the dough.
For the filling I used ¼ c blueberry jam, ½ c fresh berries smashed with a spoon, and 1 T vanilla extract. I didn’t cook it down or anything. It was a little liquid-y when I was rolling the dough, but I managed just fine.
I cut the powered sugar in the frosting to ½ c because that’s all I had, but I added 2 T granulated sugar to sweeten things up. Oh, and I didn’t wait until the rolls were cooled to frost them. Warm is best for frosting cinnamon rolls.
And then I ate them.
Imagine me saying “o’m’gosh, so good!” with a mouth full of roll while giving you a thumbs up. Because that’s kind how it would have gone if Marisa were here.
Since she wasn’t here, though, I just stuffed the whole thing in my mouth really fast. It’s kind of the same thing, except not as amusing in hindsight.
So there you have it, eaters — bribing my friends with Pinterest things. I’ll let you know if it works. If it doesn’t work, at least I have a bunch of really sweet sweet rolls to keep me company and laugh at my jokes.
Your turn, eaters:
What was the last recipe you made from Pinterest?
How do you keep in touch with long distance friends?