Monday, March 12, 2018

Shamrock Breakfast Treats: Rainbows Blog With Friends


Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group  of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.


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This month's theme is Rainbows.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:


Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rainbows | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


I made Shamrock Breakfast Treats.

Shamrock Breakfast Treats, cinnamon rolls in rainbow colors shaped like shamrocks for a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay

Shamrock Breakfast Treats

I actually had a bit of a hard time with this post. First, I had already published four years ago, my Lucky Rainbow Cookies

Lucky Rainbow Cookies, multicolored cookies with a pistachio crunch | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cookies #StPatricksDay

I even wrote a funny story in that post about a Leprechaun who found my cookies and used them for . . . well . . . pants.

Lucky Leprechaun, a St. Patrick's Day ficticious story | Recipe developed by and story written by www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #StPatricksDay

So a cookie was out for this project. Plan B, I'll do a cake. Nope. Tamara had already signed up for a Rainbow Cake. 

Good thing there are a lot of letters in the alphabet, I may need them for this project. OK, Plan C. Thinking it through again, focusing on the fact that St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away, I decided to go with the shamrock. 

Turns out it's good I'm not making a cake after all, as, a year after the Rainbow Cookies post, I continued the story of Lucky Leprechaun and included the recipe for a Creme de Menthe Shamrock Cake. BTW, I realized when looking at shamrock pictures for this project that shamrocks actually only have three leaves. I'd made a Creme de Menthe Four Leaf Clover Cake, not shamrock cake. Oops, my bad.

Creme de Menthe Shamrock Cake, a mint flavored, four leaf clover shaped St. Patrick's Day lucky cake.| Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cookies #StPatricksDay


In order to keep with the theme here, I need to be able to incorporate rainbows. Desserts (and pants) pretty much covered, I decided to go in a completely different direction, breakfast. I'd make Shamrock shaped cinnamon roll treats and I'd use colored sugar to make them the colors of the rainbow.

This is a really simple recipe, using packaged cinnamon rolls both for quick baking since they're a breakfast, and for the ease of starting with a "cheat".

Shamrock Breakfast Treats, cinnamon rolls in rainbow colors shaped like shamrocks for a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


I rolled out the dough between waxed paper to between 1/4 inch and 1/3 inch thickness and cut out small hearts to use to make the shamrock leaves.

Shamrock Breakfast Treats, cinnamon rolls in rainbow colors shaped like shamrocks for a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay

 
On parchment paper already placed on the baking sheet, I formed the dough shamrocks using the hearts and then rolling scraps for the stem.

Shamrock Breakfast Treats, cinnamon rolls in rainbow colors shaped like shamrocks for a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


I brushed with butter, added colored sugar and a small candy pearl to the center of each shamrock. I used five different colors and made one multicolored.

Shamrock Breakfast Treats, cinnamon rolls in rainbow colors shaped like shamrocks for a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


They puff and rise when they bake. I let them cool for a few minutes, then thinned the icing provided and drizzled over the cooked treats. If you use a long spatula and remove from the baking sheet carefully, they will stay together. If not, just reshape on the plate. Enjoy!


Shamrock Breakfast Treats, cinnamon rolls in rainbow colors shaped like shamrocks for a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast #StPatricksDay


Happy St. Patrick's Day. Wishing you luck that's more of the "end of the rainbow" type (which I'm actively aspiring to, myself) and less of the "Murphy's Law" type (which is, sadly, my current streak).

As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Tamara of Part-Time Working Hockey Mom shares how to make a Rainbow Sheet Cake
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rainbows | Rainbow Sheet Cake by Tamara of Part-Time Working Hockey Mom | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares Rainbow Colored Glasses, affordable rainbow items that can be bought to add color to your life. 
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rainbows | Rainbow Colored Glasses by Jules of The Bergham Chronicles | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shared Rainbow Muffins and Sprinkled Treats
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rainbows | Rainbow Muffins and Sprinkled Treats by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Melissa of Heartfelt Sentiments shares how to Color Your World with handmade cards.

Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rainbows | Color Your World by Melissa of My Heartfelt Sentiments | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares how to find the beauty in the midst of chaos, Finding the Gold.
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rainbows | Finding the Gold by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com





Be sure to stop by again next month for more theme based projects.

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Shamrock Breakfast Treats
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Printable Recipe

NOTE: I use a small heart shaped cookie cutter to form a shamrock for St. Patrick's Day but you can make them any shape and incorporate any colors for other occasions.

Ingredients:
1 tube refrigerated cinnamon rolls
2 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 tsp each of 6 different colored sugars (can use multicolored also)
6 candy pearls or mini M&Ms

1 TBSP milk

Directions:
*Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set aside the icing packet that comes with the rolls.
*Roll all of the dough into a ball. About 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll between 2 sheets of wax paper to about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thickness.
*Using a small heart shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the dough until you have 18 hearts.
*On the parchment paper, use the hearts in threes to form shamrocks, attaching at the points. Repeat until you have 6 shamrocks. 
*Roll the remaining scraps into a thin log. Cut 6 pieces and curl below shamrock, attaching at the tip of the hearts to form a stem.
*Using a pastry brush brush all of the shamrocks with melted butter. Sprinkle each with a different color of baking sugar. Place a candy pearl or mini M&M into each where the stem meets the hearts.
*Bake for about 12 minutes or until they puff and barely start to brown. Allow to sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes.
*Place the icing into a bowl. Whisk in a TBSP milk to thin it a bit. Drizzle over the shamrocks. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes. 
*Remove from the baking sheet with a large flat spatula and they should stay together. If not, reassemble on plates.

18 comments:

  1. You had me at cinnamon. Yummm . . .

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  2. You really put in the hours of "research", don't you? I am in awe of this - I would never labor to make a rainbow or shamrock treats. Although I can remember hunting and hunting years ago, pre-internet, for shamrock patterns to crochet for my son (whose birthday is St. Patrick's Day.) The things we do for love. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks delicious! I love the rainbow theme!

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  4. Brilliant using heart shape cutters to make the leaves! Rainbows and shamrocks, super lucky!!!

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  5. Cinnamon Rolls and Rainbows, what's not to love? I didn't know the difference between shamrock and four leaf clover, but I understand it's the four leaves that actually bring you luck! So if you're trying to kick Murphy (that bastard) repeat your recipe with four leaves, just to be on the safe side. I'll help you eat, if that's an issue.

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  6. Very cute and I'm sure delicious
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Packaged cinnamon rolls? I love these even more than I did! Super easy! You are totally creative and I always enjoy what you have to share.

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    2. Thanks, Melissa, now that you know how easy they are, hope you try them.

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  7. I'm late but totally remembering this for next year. What a fun way to start the day!

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    1. Don't wait till next year, just make them. The kids will thank you (or me)!

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