Tried to make a Cinnabon cinnamon roll kit last night, only to be doomed by a crappy oven. I documented it, though, so here goes:
  1. I mixed the dough in my mom's glorious Kitchenaid.
  2. Here Mom is kneading and pressing the dough out.
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    Aren't her hands amazing? You can see every vein and tendon and ligament. Those hands have done A LOT in their 71 years.
  3. All rolled up and ready to go.
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  4. Here she's using thread to cut through the dough quickly and easily.
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    Knives squish the rolls too much, destroying their shape and displacing the filling.
  5. And we're rolling and rolling again for the second batch.
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    We added a few walnuts to this batch for extra flavor.
  6. Looking good!
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  7. Here's my hands, icing the rolls that emerged overdone from the oven.
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    Cooked too long in an oven that's hard to regulate, on a rack too low.
  8. We decided it's Cinnabon Biscotti instead of rolls.
    Still tasty, just very crunchy. What a disappointment.