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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cinnamon Sticks From Bobi's Kitchen

It is late on Thursday night, and my daughter Alida just texted me; her plane has touched down at West Palm Beach Airport in Florida. I'm always relieved when my peripatetic child comes safely back to earth, and am glad she lets me know.

"What does this have to do with Foodie Friday and Cinnamon Sticks?" you ask.

"Plenty," says I.

Alida is in south Florida for a conference at a university, and will be staying with her grandparents in Delray Beach, her Bobi and Zaide, my husband's parents. They are thrilled to have her there until Monday, and one thing I know for certain: my daughter will not starve and she might even bring a couple of extra pounds back to California when she leaves.


Back in late January, I blogged about our trip to Florida, including my mother-in-law's gift to me of an antique Mason ironstone plate, and her gift to my husband of her delicious cinnamon sticks.

Plate, and pastries.

I promised to post the recipe.

I am keeping my promise on this Foodie Friday.


2 eggs
2 TBS sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 packages dry yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
1/2 lb. butter or margarine, melted
3 cups all purpose flour

In a bowl, beat eggs, beat in sugar. Add dissolved yeast, melted butter and flour -- mix well.
Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.

Cut chilled dough into 8 sections. Sprinkle counter or board generously with sugar and cinnamon and roll out one section of dough. Cut the dough circle into 12 triangles. Put a few raisins and/or chopped nuts at the wide end of the triangle, and then roll up tightly.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Place on greased cookie sheets and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to cooling racks immediately. And . . . enjoy!

Thanks to Michael Lee West for her hosting of the ever-more-popular Foodie Friday, at Designs By Gollum. Go visit for mouth-watering pictures, food stories, recipes, and plenty of laughs. Click on highlighted words, or the logo below, and be transported! -- Cass


  1. Cass, These look so good!!!!! Oh I could do a whole lot of damage with these. I can just imagine how they taste hot from the oven.
    Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Those look amazing, I'll bet your kitchen smells like heaven.

  3. They look and sound so good! Would love to have one for breakfast in the morning. Glad she had a safe trip!!!

  4. The plate and cinnamon rolls look great!

  5. These will be served with breakfast Sunday! they look like a sugary version of rugelach- YUM!!!! Thank you Bubi!
    xoxo Pattie

  6. Dear Cass and Bobi, love the look of the cinnamon sticks, and the recipe even more! Super thanks for sharing, I hope you both have very happy weekends (as will Alida)

    Michelle (downunder in Wellington, NZ)

  7. Cass, the plate is beautiful and what's on it is even better....thanks so much for the recipe. What smells better than baking and cinnamon...yummmm.

    Glad your dauther arrived safely and she'll sure enjoy her time with gram/gramps.


  8. I love anything with cinnamon and sugar on it! Denise@cottagesisters

  9. Those look delicious! I am always looking for some new pastry recipes to serve on weekend breakfasts. I'm going to have to give this one a try! The plate is beautiful! How thoughtful of your MIL to give it to you. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I remember the post and that fabulous dish! I cannot wait to try out the recipe!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    ~ Tracy

  11. Love the plate. The cinnamon sticks sound awesome. I am so lazy that I think that I will take some cresent rolls and put them in sugar and cinnamon! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Several months ago I posted my recipe for cinnamon sticks, but WOW! yours look so much better! They're all covered in cinnamon sugar... yumm! I will try these next time.

  13. Oh YUMMY Cass, these look so great girl...oh I bet with coffee they would be the cat's meow...How are you doing my Dear friend...I have missed seeing you...Love your BIG Butt chairs and they would go with your table just great...of course I'm so not a matchy girl...I think all woods look great with each other...however I have been trying to get rid of my golden oak putting it in the barn ha ha!! Hey I do things in baby steps ha ha!! I hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend on your coast of the good ole USA....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. These look yummy. I'd eat a plate of them if they were in front of me right now!

  15. These look heavenly!!! I can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I have printed it out to add to my ever-growing collection. Love & blessings from NC!

  16. YUMMY!!! The cinnamon sticks look good too! ;) Thanks for sharing!Have an extra special super lovely weekend!

    Hugs, Lisa

  17. Oh golly those look really good.

    Have a terrific weekend!


  18. Thank Bobi for me! I save this and can't wait to try it! Also, I love the plate.


  19. Hi Cass...these look so good...and I can smell them right through the screen...Did you go ahead and get those big butt chairs...I thought they were very nice...loved the back design...

  20. I can smell the cinnamon clear over here in OH! This brings back wonderful memories of my aunt's similar creations. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Cass. She died before I was old enough to even think of baking.

    Love your beautiful marble topped sideboard, too. I forgot about Laurie's Favorite Things meme. :-(

    BTW, "peripatetic" is one of my most favorite words. I remember how they used to refer to Pope John Paul II as such. I had to look it up to understand the meaning waaaay back then. I have a step-son who is peripatetic & filling his FOURTH passport book!!!

  21. Nice gift from your MIL but those cinnamon rolls look delicious.


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