Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Breakfast Table & Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Welcome to our Christmas breakfast table.......

We worked up an appetite after opening all of Santa's presents.........

Luckily our fun Scottie dog "Dougal" was waiting for us to join him...........

Isn't he handsome?

We can't wait to sit down and join him........

Everything is ready..............

Some green stemware for our juice.............

Some monogrammed napkins.....each one has a separate initial of someone in the family...........So we aren't rushed we make our cinnamon rolls the night before so all we have to do is put them in the oven Christmas morning. Here is the fabulous recipe......

Over Night Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/2 cup white sugar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins

1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Add the butter and stir until melted; let cool until lukewarm.
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the milk mixture. Add the sugar, 3 cups of flour, salt and eggs; stir well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes.
Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 10x 14 inch rectangle. Lightly brush the far edge with water. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and 3/4 cup brown sugar and sprinkle over the rectangles. Then sprinkle the raisins and chopped nuts over the dough. Roll up the dough into a log and seal the seam.
Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces; place the pieces in a greased 9x13 inch baking pan, or 12 inch deep dish pizza pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to rise overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Take the rolls out of the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Bake the rolls for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Meanwhile, combine the corn syrup with the vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk in the powdered sugar and enough cream to make a thick glaze; set aside. Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and serve warm.

Can't you just smell them baking in the oven?

Some plaid Scottie dishes to go with our center piece Dougal. I just love the plaid on the outside of the bowls.......

Each plate has a festive Scottie all decked out in finery for the holidays.......

and just look what was waiting at the bottom of the bowl...........

We'll have some tart green apples with our Cinnamon rolls this morning......Maybe for a special treat we will even dip them in warm caramel!

The table is all aglow just waiting for us..................

I am glad Dougal is so patient................

Cinnamon candles too..............

What a fantastic treat! There is Dougal's tail waving goodbye! To see more tablescapes visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch by clicking here. To find some delicious recipes and foods visit Michael at Designs by Gollum as she hosts Foodie Friday by clicking here . Christmas is only one week away! Are you ready? I hope so. I hope yours is a Merry one!


  1. KD what a wonderful and well put together table! I love your little Scottie Dog, and all the elements that give a nod to him! Beautiful plaid dishes. I love the monogrammed napkins!
    YOur cinnamon buns look so yummy!
    It feels like Christmas at your home!

  2. Ok, I just copied and pasted the recipe. I am gonna have to make these at some point. I am not much for baking, but this I can handle. :)

    Well, GF, you know I adore this table. Your new friend is a welcome addition to your home, I'm sure. I hope to see him pop up in more tablescapes in the future. (just imagine the fun) You were right - these dishes were fantastic, so glad you bought them.
    Blessings, Barb

  3. Love the plaid dishes and the sweet centerpiece. This is a beautiful tablescape!

  4. Plaid and scotties look so good on your table. Now the breakfast rolls are one that I will copy to make for a later date. Thanks for the recipe and happy holidays.

  5. Your table looks fabulous. I saw the Scottie dishes at TJ Maxx last month and thought of you. I had a feeling you'd find them :)

  6. Your table is just lovely, KD. The little Scottie is precious and is perfect with your plaid dishes. This looks so festive as well. I love it!

    I really enjoy making as much as I can the night before and the cinnamon rolls look perfect for breakfast. This recipe is a keeper!

    Happy holidays!


  7. Everything looks beautiful & festive...and the cinnamon rolls sound delish! Hope you have the merriest Christmas ever ~

  8. Ummmm...can't wait to try these rolls...they sound and look delicious.
    Precious precious table..I love the centerpiece doggie and the dishes are fabulous.
    Great job!!
    xo bj

  9. I love the colors, the plaid dishes and your cute centerpiece.

  10. I love these plates. Anything tartan actually. Cute table. And those cinnamon buns. Mmmmmm. --Delores

  11. 任何你憂慮的事,你都應該去採取一點行動,不要只是在那邊想..................................................

  12. Oh my, that is the cutest table. I have read you love plaid and this table is darling. Your little Scottie and the dishes are so sweet. The cinammon rolls look delicious and my mouth watered when you mentioned dipping apples in warm carmel.
    Beautiful, beautiful breakfast table.

  13. I love your scottie table. I used to have a scottie but now have 2 corgies, Lindy Lou & Lacy and my son's Jack Russell, Benny. Very colorful. Very clever. Sheila @ Raggedy Kingdom

  14. Love the scottie dog centerpiece and plates! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  15. Just precious. Never seen a table quite like it and I LOVE IT! so casual and yet so elegant and festive! Good job!

  16. What a cute table. I love the scottie in the middle and the matching and complementary elements. LOVEL!

  17. What a great table. I love the doggies and the beautiful basket of green apples! Your cinnamon rolls look devine!

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  18. I love your Christmas breakfast table!! The scotty dog center piece is cute, cute!
    And the plaid dishes are delicious!

  19. I love your table!!! And your Scottie! I had a Westie for 16 years.
    Going to have to give your cinnamon/raisin buns a try! If that is the Southern Living plate they're on I am that plate and stand. I have a Merry Christmas Ribbon (MC in white on Red Ribbon) I make the bow and run through the rim.

  20. LOVE the scottie dog/tartan items. Gorgeous!!!!
    Blessings, Lana

  21. Looks like something out of a magazine; just beautiful!!!


  22. Your table is adorable! Those scottie dogs are just the cutest and I love the one standing at attention in the centerpiece! This is really sweet.

  23. I love your tablescapes...the scotty plaid theme is both elegant and adorable!

  24. I love your pup in the middle of the table with his plaid ribbon, your plaid dishes, the cinnamon candles, the cinnamon ROLLS!!! Sounds like anyone invited to that breakfast hit the jackpot! Beautiful!

  25. Totally terrific table. Love the plaids with the Scotty, to to cute! And of course RED always works for me.

  26. I have a weakness for plaid dishes--yours are splendid. I've needed a recipe for overnight rolls--thanks so much!

  27. I just have one question: When may I move in with you?!? Your home is lovely and your tablescape complete with Scotties is just as charming as can be! The rolls are fabulous! Thanks so much for this amazing post! Happy Foodie Friday! Enjoy!

  28. I love your Scottie dog and the plates with the Scottie on them. So pretty. Oh those cinnamon rolls look delicious. Have a merry Christmas. laurie

  29. Wonderful tablesetting! Love the scotty dog, and the plaid boarders on the plates, my fav! thanks for the receipe, they look wonderful.

  30. I love the color scheme, the green apples and the dogs. It all fits so beuatiful!

  31. I love the plaid dishes. They are so cute. I want that red chair that is on your blog header. LOVE IT! Have a great Christmas!


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