Monday, November 23, 2009

Leftover Conundrum


The week of Thanksgiving is always a bit hectic with shopping for, prepping for, and cooking the big meal. This week is shaping up to be no exception. So I'm going to use that as an excuse to be super, ├╝ber lazy. I'll tell you what I did with my leftovers. Not my Thanksgiving leftovers; I don't have those yet. No, the leftovers from when Peabody came to bake with me.

After making the pumpkin brioche and measuring off two 1-lb hunks, I still had a big blop of dough left. I stuck it back in the refrigerator to wait for inspiration.

When I was typing out the ingredients for the streusel, I figured out (something I wasn't able to do when company was here) that the recipe calls for 5 cups of ingredients and then only uses 1-1/2 cups of streusel. Hellooooo, of course you're going to end up with a bunch of leftover streusel.

So, after I cleaned up the kitchen I had a) leftover pumpkin brioche, and b) leftover streusel. What to do? Cinnamon rolls. Definitely cinnamon rolls.

I rolled out the dough into a rectangle, sprinkled the rest of the streusel over the dough, sprinkled extra cinnamon on top and then rolled it up into a log. 12 equal slices were nestled into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan and baked at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Then I drizzled a glaze over the top made from some powdered sugar, a glup of vanilla, and a shlug of milk.

Isn't that the most unrecipe recipe you've ever read? If that stresses you, you can go ahead and make it and write down all the weights, measurements, and directions. Me, I was just really happy to get rid of two leftovers in one go, plus have it turn out to be super tasty!

Happy Thanksgiving, to all who are celebrating this week!

17 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Love your unrecipe, haha ;) Stellar treat!

Good luck with the busyness (I'm in the same boat - we'll get through it!!) and have a GLORIOUS Thanksgiving!!

Barbara said...

Works for me!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

BentoForKidlet said...

I just made a big batch of pumpkin brioche! I've been baking all day but still have just enough left for cinnamon rolls! yum! Thanks for the great idea!

Renata said...

Yum.. delicious!!

Melinda said...

Let me see...umm, a shlug is close to a glug with just a shmidgen extra, if I remember correctly. Yeah?
I speak this kind of un-measurement recipe language.
The pumpkin roll left overs sound delicious.
A happy Thanksgiving to all your family.

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Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Perfect way to use up the leftovers - yum!

Katrina said...

De-lish! Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace said...

definitely cinnamon rolls! always cinnamon rolls! best leftovers ever, lynn. happy thanksgiving!

Bellini Valli said...

This is a tasty way to go beyond the original recipe.

Maria said...

I love this creation!

Dolce said...

Gosh, you must have had a LOT of leftover indeed... Nice idea!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

A great use for the leftover dough!

Diane said...

You know I love you, don't you? I was cleaning out the refrigerator in advance of Chris' arrival, had half a can of pumpkin and a Tupperware container of previously made cream cheese frosting. Oh yeah, pumpkin cinnamon rolls. When you've got leftovers, definitely make cinnamon rolls!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You should see all my recipes when I just scribble em' down--it's the finale that matters, and yours looks none short of delish!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm excellent use of leftovers!! I wish I had such delicious leftovers to use up. ;)

Peabody said...

Oh boy, I'm pretty sad that I missed cinnamon rolls made with pumpkin brioche!