December 23rd, 2013 | Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls via Miss Kait Online

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls via Miss Kait Online

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls via Miss Kait Online

I remember growing up we always had one of two things for Christmas breakfast. Cinnabon and raisin toast. Udi’s makes raisin bagels that I really like so I haven’t missed out on that since going gluten free. They recently came out with a cinnamon roll as well, but it isn’t really much like Cinnabon’s although it works in a pinch if you’re too lazy to bake.

I wanted to try and make something that was more comparable to Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls though. This is what I got. Fair warning, if you do eat Udi’s cinnamon rolls you’ll never be able to go back after this. This recipe is a bit time consuming (I’d make sure to set aside 2 hours from start to finish) but it makes a lot and you could easily freeze some or make smaller cinnamon rolls to get more out of it.

 

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Filling

• 4 Tbsp butter at room temp

• 1 1/4 Cup brown sugar

• 4 Tsp ground cinnamon

Method

1. In a small bowl mix all ingredients with a fork. Mixture will be crumbly. Set aside.

Dough

• 2 Cups all purpose gluten free flour

• 2 Tbsp white sugar

• 3 Tsp baking powder

• 1/4 Tsp xanthan gum

• 1 Tsp salt

• 3 Tbsp butter at room temperature

• 3/4 Cup milk

• 2 Large eggs

Method

1. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Using an electric mixer, mix in the butter first then the eggs and milk.

2. Roll out the dough on a floured cutting board in a long rectangle/oval shape aprox. 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle the filling ontop of the dough leaving roughly an inch around the edge. Carefully roll the dough into a log. Slice the log into 10 – 15 rolls. Place the rolls into a lightly greased muffin tin and bake for 20-30 minutes at 400F.

Cream Cheese Frosting

• 2 ounces cream cheese (6 Tbsp)

• 1 Cup icing (powdered) sugar

• 3 Tbsp milk

Method

1. Mix together using an electric mixer. Drizzle over cinnamon buns once cooled. You can make extra if you’d like to store in the fridge and add on top as needed.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! For those of you affected by the ice storm, hope you’re all doing ok with this crazy weather! We were lucky and the power never really went off at our house. Stay safe and warm!

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December 17th, 2013 | Candy Cane Biscotti (gluten free)

Candy cane biscotti

Candy cane biscotti

Candy cane biscotti

I love having biscotti with a hot drink. The gluten free biscotti you can get at the grocery store though is so over priced, so I’ve started to experiment and make my own. Biscotti is actually one of the few things that gluten free flour works really well for. Gluten free flour is naturally a little dryer and doesn’t hold moisture well.

It’s a bit time consuming making the biscotti, but this recipe makes a lot and it keeps for a pretty long time. I usually freeze about a half to a third of it in ziplock baggies and just take out a few pieces at a time.

Since it’s the holidays, I decided to share a recipe for a gluten free candy cane biscotti. This one goes especially well along side hot coco with baileys or an eggnog latte. I’m planning to make some to serve along side some hot drinks on Christmas Eve.

 

Candy Cane Biscotti

Ingredients

• 1/2 Cup softened butter

• 1/2 Cup sugar

• 3 large eggs

• 2 1/2 Cup gluten free all purpose flour

• 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder

• 2/3 Cup crushed candy cane

• 1/4 Tsp xanthan gum

Method

1. Using an electric mixer, combine sugar & butter in a bowl. Next, add the eggs and beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder and xanthan gum. Finally add candy canes.

2.  Flour a cutting board or your countertop. Create a log shape out of the dough. Bake at 350F 18-20 min. When the top of the log cracks slightly, reduce the heat to 325F.

3. Cut the log diagonally into 1/2″ slices. Place the biscotti cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 12-14 minutes, turnning once halfway through. You can store them in a ziplock bag and freeze them as well.

 

Enjoy! I’ll be posting a few more holiday themed recipes later this week, including a gluten free coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. If you have any questions about this recipe let me know :).

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December 12th, 2013 | Treasury: Jack & Jill


For Jack
.


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BEER SOAP Made In The OZARK…

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Antler Bottle Opener

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SINGLE Jack Daniel’s Fl…

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Deluxe Beer Kit / 1 Gallon H…

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Vintage Inspired Science Pri…

$20

Tibetan Conch Shell Pendant …

$25

Ceramic Coffee Mug, Red and …

$18

Beer Press Collection: Compl…

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Light maple wood journal w/ …

$75

Suds Sampler – Guinness Beer…

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Man Beard Gift Basket Wild M…

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Handmade Twig Four Pack – Ru…

$31

Bacon is Duct Tape for the K…

$12

Black Ivory Infinity Unisex …

$27

Tote || Walsh Upcycled Fire …

$100

Treasury via Etsy: For Jack.

 
 

For Jill.



Lip Balm Gift Set of 2. Larg…

$20

117 Trio Cream Freshwater Pe…

$28

soy candle – AGAVE and HONEY…

$28

She Drinks Whiskey From a Te…

$16.95

Faux Deer Antler Rack Mint J…

$45.5

Big Dreams Note Pad

$14.95

Breakfast at Tiffany’s H…

$46.99

Skin Care Small Gift Set – F…

$15

LIGHT GRAY SET fingerless mi…

$73

Lace Dream catcher, lace doi…

$22

Calligraphy Ink Add-On for T…

$12

cat ring, kitty cat ring, ca…

$9.8

Faux Taxidermy – Ivory and G…

$149.99

Confetti Mug 12oz, Illustrat…

$13.99

thunder in our hearts tote i…

$20

MAKE A WISH custom thread ne…

$12

Treasury via Etsy: For Jill

 
I’ve always loved creating treasuries on Etsy, so I’ve decided to try out a new feature on the blog and share them on here.  I use treasuries a lot too when I’m looking for gifts. They’re  a great tool.

This set is a pair of gift guides for him and her, hence the name Jack & Jill. While these two treasuries are completely different, I tried to keep them both ‘natural’ feeling. I totally want some of the things I listed on both of them. (Breakfast at Tiffany’s sleep mask? Um, yes please!)

I’m curious – do any of you use and/or create treasuries? Do you find them helpful? Are you into this post and would you want to see more treasuries pop up on here? Let me know! I’ll try it out for a little while at the very least :).

P.S. – Who’s done there Christmas shopping? I finished mine today and I have to say it feels GREAT to be done!

Posted in Etsy Picks, Link Love, Shopping3 Comments

November 7th, 2013 | The Craft Room

Do you ever take a look through your draft folder, and realize that you have so many hidden & unpublished blog posts that you never finished? Yeah well I just did hah! And this was one of them! I can’t believe I actually started this one towards the end of  last November! Yikes!! So I’ve started to sort through them, and will slowly be putting them up in between recent posts. A new twist on throw back thursday, huh? ;)

My craft space is a little different since these photos were taken since so much time has passed. I’ve moved a few items into my room, (ones that it was never my intention to keep in  this space to begin with and new things have appeared.) so I may do an updated version in a few month. The room used to be my sister’s bedroom before she moved out, so  since it doesn’t have any furniture in it really it’s become the perfect craft space and photography studio for my mom’s pet photography. She picked this colour when it was still her bedroom and its been it since day one and I still absolutely love it to this day!

Anyways, I just thought I’d share my little creative space with you guys. I always love seeing other blogger’s post their creative areas. It’s weird how sometimes seeing someone else’s craft space can inspire you to get crafting. Or is that just me hah!

Posted in Home Sweet Home2 Comments

September 18th, 2013 | Party Like It’s 1922 (image heavy)

At the end of last summer, we had a flower crown DIY garden party. It was the perfect way to end summer and start the transition into fall and has become a tradition for us. For this year’s theme we decided we wanted a theme that involve costumes for those who wanted to dress up and went with none other than the 20s!  We picked this theme solely due to the costumes and visuals in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby film of this summer. (We just needed to be flappers for a night, alright?!) We had a photo booth, blackberry lemonade sangria, so much delicious food, made flapper headbands and of course was in the best company! Basically, it was awesome. I’m truly blessed to be able to work with the most amazing people and call them my friends. I think this is easily the most photos I’ve ever posted in one post. (Sorry not sorry.)

(Also if you’re wondering where that amazing diamond pinata is from it’s  Prospect Goods!)

Posted in A Day In The Life, Photography5 Comments