Besides the instant gratification of that sweet, spice, the scent also brings me back. The very first thing I baked in 7th Grade Home Ec were these Cinnamon-Sugar Knots. And it was momentous. As we are all at the beginning of the school year, I hope teachers realize the impact they can have on their students! Mrs. Steadman apparently left a great, lasting impression! The first day of class, we all sat down at the tables-that-were-also-desks with our index cards we were asked to buy as school supplies (for recipes, naturally). We all thought, "hmmm, wonder when we'll get to cook? No way it'll be the first day." AND, lo & behold, Mrs. S. had us break into 4 groups, one per kitchennette... And we made these Cinnamon-Sugar Knots:
- 1/2 stick unsalted Butter
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 canister Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Melt the butter. Back in Home Ec, we did it old school- on the stove, in a pan. But now, I'd nuke it!
Mix the sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl.
Pop open the canister of crescent rolls (Fun in & of itself!) Take off the "Box Top For Education" to donate!!! (If you need a place- send them to ME, please!)
1) Divide them into the demarcated 8 rolls. Take one in between your palms & roll it into a snake-form. Then "tie" it into a knot shape!
2) Dip the knot into the melted, cooled butter...
3) Then immerse it into the cinnamon-sugar mix.
4) Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the 7 other delineated dough triangles.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
This one, little, easy peasy recipe did wonders! It was FUN, delicious, EASY, interactive, had a bit of a cooking lesson & that scent... ahhh~ Mrs. Steadman was brilliant! Plus this was just the beginning...
P.S.~ These are great for a small, home bridal shower... "tying the knot".