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How to Become an Adult #487

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#487: Stop hand mixing everything and invest in a grown up mixer already. 🙂

For the past almost four years (four!), Brian and I have spent a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen. I love to bake, so we’ve tried out countless recipes of cookies, breads, rolls, doughs, you name it. And for those past four years, we have been mixing everything with our tiny, wimpy hand mixer. You know, the one that sounds like it’s going to die if you add more than one cup of flour. Which has resulted in lots of stirring ourselves, and don’t get me started on kneading bread. Arm workout!

So, we made a very adult like decision and invested in this beauty:

Introducing the newest member of our family: Bosch Zurcher. Ellie could have cared less, but you would have thought it was Christmas for Brian and I! (And look at those sunburns, we’re not quite used to the southern Utah sun 😉 This baby came slightly used and significantly cheaper (thanks for finding us the good deal, Mom!) and we are in heaven. No more kneading dough by hand! No more mixing by hand! Sweet hallelujahs!


Of course, we enlisted my mom’s help to teach us her mixing ways (we knew nothing when it came to working this delightful machine!) so cinnamon rolls we begun. And my mom’s recipe of cinnamon rolls, heavenly! I haven’t had them in years and they were just as delicious as I remember. Turns out, our daughter has a slight addiction to these things (and so do we!) Recipe below.
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Cinnamon Rolls

1 1/4 Cups Warm Water
2 Tbsp Yeast
1/2 Cup Oil
2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
5 Cups Flour

Cinnamon Sugar
Brown Sugar

Mix together water, yeast, oil, salt, sugar, and eggs. Add flour, one cup at a time, until dough pulls from the side of the bowl but it’s not too stiff. Let rise in a bowl until doubled. Punch down and roll into a long rectangle. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle generous amounts of cinnamon sugar and brown sugar. Roll into a long tube and slice into even rolls with a serrated knife. Place on greased cookie sheet and let rise. (We let ours rise about 10-20 minutes more) Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes. Frost with favorite frosting or glaze.

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Alexa Zurcher




  • Anonymous

    Congrats on adulting! Haha.

  • Claire

    Exciting! I also have to add that that kitchenaid blender in the background is also GREAT!! We've never wished we had a vitamix or blendtec because it works so well and it's a lot cheaper!

  • Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things

    That's so awesome! Glad you got a mixer! We registered for a Kitchenaid, with absolutely no expectation of getting one… and then we did! It was such a generous gift. I love to use it, and am always impressed by the additional things it can do, like shred chicken. We haven't made many breads… I'll have to try this recipe! I've never made cinnamon rolls by myself. 🙂 XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • allyson

    Yay!! We love our Bosch! So excited for you guys 🙂

  • The Girl who Loved to Write

    Yay for being an adult!

  • Kami Leishman

    Yay! A Bosch is a definite game changer in the kitchen. I only have a KitchenAid mixer but my mom has a Bosch and I love using hers!

  • KT Dredge

    congrats! i love my bosch and don't know what i would do without it! when i was getting married, i told my mom i wanted a bosch instead of wedding dress. so that is what she did. i like to call my bosch my wedding dress that keeps on giving. thanks for the recipe. it looks delicious!

  • Unknown

    It’s such a great post! Awesome! I like your style of writing and your photos!
    I know how much time it requires to keep updating your blog, but don’t stop doing it!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  • P

    HAHAHAHA oh man i totally know that physicality of batter stirring! total arm workout! glad you have a new addition to the family now!

  • brypeterson

    I couldn't imagine! Haha so happy for you! You will want to bake all day everyday now.

  • Kaylee Coles

    We don't have a bosch but we do have a kitchen-aid and they're the best! I knew I wanted one before my husband and I got married, but I figured there's no way we'd get one so I didn't register. Then a week or so after our honeymoon I came home from work and found one sitting on the counter! Turns out my husband used most of the gift cards we'd received and some of his own money to buy me one. Best gift ever.

  • ellen

    Where did you find a used one? I'm dying for one.

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