I am not a “fancy” person. While I like dressing up and attending formal events on occasion, I am a pretty regular gal. I rarely do fancy things for holidays, other than making a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, so it must be a super, special occasion or I’ve had a rare, but sudden, burst of inspiration if I make something fancy and pretty.
While Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday, I had the aforementioned sudden burst of inspiration and decided to make heart shaped goodies: cinnamon rolls and brownies. The brownies are easy enough. I’m simply using a heart shaped cookie cutter once my made from a mix brownies have cooled.
The cinnamon rolls are a different story. I made my favorite cinnamon rolls (recipe here) and attempted to rolls my cinnamon rolls into hearts. Take a gander.
How did I do this? It was quite simple. Instead of rolling the dough into one big cylinder, I rolled in from parallel edges, forming two cylinders, until they met in the center. Then I cut them into 1 inch pieces.
After removing a piece from the counter, I formed it into a heart by pinching the bottom into a v-shape, like so.
And how did these babies turn out? Well, results were mixed. See?