Monday, March 5, 2012

The Perfect Glaze, and Cinnamon-less Cinnamon Rolls

So I got a huge craving for biscuit cinnamon rolls today. (yes I said BISCUIT CINNAMON ROLLS, ya yeast-bread purists. SUE ME. :P) So I made THIS recipe and it was perfect, except for the part where I forgot to add the cinnamon and didn't even clue in until halfway through eating the second roll.
I added raisins because raisins rule. I also didn't make their glaze because it was stupid and had dairy in it, so I couldn't feed it to my husband. (Before you ask I substituted the milk in the biscuits, but it's harder to do that in a glaze)

I made my own glaze and it's the easiest thing in the world.

You need:

1 cup-ish of icing sugar. I'm not a fan of measuring too closely.
1/2 tsp of vanilla
and 1-5 tsp of water.

This makes about 1/2 cup of glaze. Don't ask me how that works.

Start with 1 tsp of water, and mix it together. Add more water, 1 tsp at a time until your glaze is the consistency of  man butter thin yogurt. Drizzle off a spoon over your warm goods. It should partially set within a few seconds and set all the way by the time your rolls are cool. If not, try adding less water next time, or more sugar.