Pastries and Sweet Rolls

Mini Cinnamon-Maple Baked Doughnuts {GF}

July 20, 2016

SO. This is another one of those old recipes I’m finally posting (all part of the get-back-into-blogging-groove), but these I totally remember. I remember them because I made multiple batches and couldn’t really figure out what wasn’t quite right about them until I finally realized there are some gluten-free flours I can handle and others […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust Rolls

June 20, 2015
Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust Rolls - flaky, buttery pastries swirled with a sweet layer of cinnamon-sugar | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s a weird twist of fate that sometimes the best recipes are the ones you throw together haphazardly. Sometimes they aren’t the ones that look the most perfect or seem the most gourmet, but instead just simple things that cater to the inner cravings you didn’t even realize you had. These little pie crust rolls (even the name sounds entirely […]

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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Buns

April 3, 2015
Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Buns - a classic bread turned into super-soft sweet rolls, loaded with gooey swirls of cinnamon-sugar and juicy raisins.| www.brighteyedbaker.com

Every year when Easter rolls around I remember that hot cross buns exist and that I’ve been meaning to try making them for a while now, but every year I also realize this way too late, and I promise myself that next year I’ll get on it. Granted, it’s not like I’m restricted from making them for any […]

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Confession #136: I couldn’t resist… Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle

October 15, 2013
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle - pillowy-soft cinnamon rolls filled with warm fall spices, perfect for a chilly weekend morning! from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

I think these cinnamon rolls have my mind in a twist, because my brain can’t seem to stay on a consistent track long enough for me to talk about them. There’s soft, pillowy dough, spiced brown sugar filling, an irresistible cream cheese drizzle… How can you think around that? I knew when I started out […]

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10 Pound Cherry Challenge: Cherry Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Rolls

August 7, 2013
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Sweet rolls are like bread bliss. I don’t care whether they’re laden with cinnamon sugar, mixed with sweet potato, or riddled with juicy cranberries and dark chocolate – give me any sort of soft, pillowy sweet roll and I’ll be content. So really, these cherry sweet rolls just had to happen. Shame on me if I […]

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Confession #106: I Dream in Recipes… Chocolate Cranberry Sweet Rolls

January 28, 2013
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Do you guys want to know what my thoughts are like when I’m trying to fall asleep at night? Burning question, I know. ;) But what I do sometimes is… I think up recipe ideas. Wait – putting your mind to work isn’t the best way to fall asleep? Yeah, I know, but I can’t quite help […]

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Confession #95: I’m a planner… Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

November 21, 2012
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So, are you one of those “go with the flow” people, or are you a planner? As much as I sometimes wish I was better at being relaxed and easy-going, it’s in my nature to need things planned out. If you remember me talking about my trip to France, that’s a perfect example of what […]

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Confession #68: Sometime you just need sweet, buttery goodness… Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

June 11, 2012
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Cinnamon Rolls are one of those occasional splurges, probably not something you often find yourself eating, but something that you treat yourself to every once in a while so you can bask in sweet, buttery, soft, doughy perfection for a blissful moment. That’s exactly what I was craving when I set out to make these […]

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Confession #50: I made it! Baked Doughnut Hearts

February 9, 2012
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Guess what? This is post #50 for Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker! So this post is celebrating not only Valentine’s Day, but also a 50-post milestone. How are we celebrating? There’s a story behind that! I had been thinking about a Valentine’s Day post in the back of my mind for a while now, but […]

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Confession #45: J’adore la France… Pain au Chocolat

January 8, 2012
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In case you were wondering, no, I’ve never been to France, and I don’t really know the language either. Learning French is one of those goals I have that I don’t really see happening anytime soon. I took French for three years in high school (and was pretty good at it, I thought!), but still, […]

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