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Use for Leftover Cinnamon Rolls?

ReelMike84 May 15, 2010 10:40 PM

I have a dozen day old glazed cinnamon rolls that I want to turn into something else. First that came to mind was french toast or maybe bread pudding. Anyone have a better idea?

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  1. alkapal RE: ReelMike84 May 16, 2010 04:24 AM

    i first thought of french toast, but a brandied bread pudding would be decadently delicious, too! i don't know of any more perfect use, unless you made a trifle-like concoction. or, make this version of a bread pudding -- to play off the cinnamon in the rolls: pull the rolls apart and put in a baking dish, dot with butter, add some walnuts and fresh chopped apples (and dates or raisins?), fill in with custard cream base and bake.

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      bushwickgirl RE: alkapal May 16, 2010 05:22 AM

      Yes, not too many options other than bread pudding, trifle, or French Toast. I like the apple/date/walnut addition suggestion for the bread pudding.

      For a trifle, try layering mascarpone lightened with whipped cream, flavored with vanilla and orange zest, in a trifle bowl lined with cinnamon roll slices. Add a layer of chopped walnuts, plumped raisins and brown sugar, cubed cinnamon rolls, sprinkle the bread cubes with a little dark rum, add more mascarpone and repeat until bowl is full. Top with whipped cream.

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        alkapal RE: bushwickgirl May 16, 2010 05:25 AM

        ah, dark rum! i like the orange zest idea very much.
        a rum or brandy sauce would be good to serve with the baked custard, too.

    2. todao RE: ReelMike84 May 16, 2010 09:34 AM

      Bread pudding ...

      1. Cherylptw RE: ReelMike84 May 16, 2010 04:52 PM

        Another option is chopping up & adding to a vanilla base for ice cream

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          bushwickgirl RE: Cherylptw May 16, 2010 04:58 PM

          Yes, I bet you could throw the chunks in when the ice cream is almost finished churning, too. I always wanted to make the brown bread and Guinness ice cream, btw. Vanilla ice cream with cinnamon roll chunks, I'm surprised Ben & Jerry haven't marketed it yet.

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            Emme RE: bushwickgirl May 16, 2010 08:23 PM

            Ben & Jerry's does make Cinnamon Buns...

            http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/our-f... (bottom left corner

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              bushwickgirl RE: Emme May 16, 2010 08:33 PM

              But of course they do, silly me for doubting them and thinking they were kinda slow on the uptake! I should have checked their website. I haven't seen that flavor, otherwise I would have known; we have a rather limited supply at my local bodega. I haven't had the Boston Cream Pie or the Magic Brownies either. I wonder what's in the Brownies that makes them magic? Meant something else entirely in my day...

        2. Emme RE: ReelMike84 May 16, 2010 08:38 PM

          if not bread pudding or trifle or ice cream...

          stick em in the waffle iron and let the outside caramelize even further...

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            shaogo RE: Emme May 17, 2010 06:09 AM

            Emme! you're brilliant!

            Having just read this, I'm going to actually make some yeast-risen rolls (perhaps with cinnamon; perhaps with pecans) and then smoosh 'em in my (old faithful) waffle Iron. Why? Because the thought of buttering up the waffle-press and heating up all that cinnamon-y goodness is too much for me to resist.

            And, yes, darn it, I'm on a diet so it will not be without a modicum of guilt that I do this. What a great project for a sunny day!

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              chowser RE: Emme May 17, 2010 10:33 AM

              This does sound really good. I wonder if you can just use yeast dough w/ cinnamon sugar butter in the waffle maker. A little like liege waffles.

            2. ipsedixit RE: ReelMike84 May 16, 2010 09:07 PM

              Cut into strips, dip them in batter and make "cinnamon roll fritters".

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                amazinc RE: ReelMike84 May 17, 2010 06:04 AM

                Oh, bushwickgirl....you and me and Alice B. Lots o' laughs

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                  shaogo RE: amazinc May 17, 2010 06:13 AM

                  +1 for Alice B. and her brownies (ooooh, soo off-topic).

                  Now, back on-topic; I'd butterfly pork chops and stuff them with a mixture made from the cinnamon rolls, raisins, currants and perhaps some apples. It's almost too warm outside to do heavy food like stuffed pork chops, but I think you can still get away with it. Make a thin sauce with Bourbon in it to nap the stuffed chops...

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                    sbp RE: shaogo May 17, 2010 06:23 AM

                    That's a hell of a good idea.

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                  eliz553 RE: ReelMike84 May 17, 2010 06:45 AM

                  I love the ideas on this thread. There is only one problem.

                  What are LEFTOVER cinnamon rolls? (LOL)

                  1. chowser RE: ReelMike84 May 17, 2010 10:31 AM

                    Chop them and add them to cheescake batter before baking. Use a cinnamon brown sugar crust.

                    1. Emme RE: ReelMike84 May 17, 2010 03:15 PM

                      one more thought...

                      cut them into fourths and put them in the oven on low like 200 for a couple of hours to dry them out. once dry, toss them in the food processor and crumble somewhat. serve in a bowl with milk like cereal. or use them to make a sweet granola!

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