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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?

  1. Emme 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!

    1. chowser May 17, 2010 10:31 AM

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

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        eliz553 May 17, 2010 06:45 AM

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

        What are LEFTOVER cinnamon rolls? (LOL)

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          amazinc May 17, 2010 06:04 AM

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

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          1. re: amazinc
            shaogo 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...

            1. re: shaogo
              sbp May 17, 2010 06:23 AM

              That's a hell of a good idea.

          2. ipsedixit May 16, 2010 09:07 PM

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

            1. Emme 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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              1. re: Emme
                shaogo 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!

                1. re: Emme
                  chowser 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. Cherylptw May 16, 2010 04:52 PM

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

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                  1. re: Cherylptw
                    bushwickgirl 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.

                    1. re: bushwickgirl
                      Emme May 16, 2010 08:23 PM

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

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

                      1. re: Emme
                        bushwickgirl 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. todao May 16, 2010 09:34 AM

                    Bread pudding ...

                    1. alkapal 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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                      1. re: alkapal
                        bushwickgirl 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.

                        1. re: bushwickgirl
                          alkapal 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.

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