Mrs. Pioneer star Ree Drummond is all about food and family. The Food Network chef shared some of her favorite holiday activities for her kids.
Ree Drummond loves baking with her children
In the winter issue of Pioneer Women’s Magazine, a reader asks Drummond about her favorite holiday activities for her kids. She says cinnamon rolls are one of her favorite holiday activities. It gives her the pleasure of gathering her children around and making a sweet suit.
“I like, I like, I like to make cinnamon rolls with my kids,” Drummond says in her column. While this activity is at the top of her vacation activity list, she says she doesn’t have to do this every year because her kids are so busy now. However, she also says that is what makes this tradition even more special to her.
Drummond’s eldest daughter, Alex, is planning a wedding for her college sweetheart, so she is perhaps the busiest of her children. The wedding is likely to take place in the spring of 2021, according to her sister Paige’s Instagram post, but it is reported that Alex says she and her boyfriend have not set a date yet.
High matching pajamas are on the to-do list
For Drummond, the holidays mean matching pajamas. She says inside Pioneer Women’s Magazine that she is looking forward to giving children sleeping clothes on Christmas Eve.
“No matter how old (or tall!) They are, they still match pajamas,” says Drummond. “Nothing is more fun.” Even the dogs get the same sleeping clothes.
Ree Drummond cinnamon rollers
Drummond teamed up with Joy Wilson, also known as Joy the Baker, to tidy up a batch of cinnamon rolls. Wilson says Drummond’s recipe consists of about seven rolls of rolls. She says she can tell it’s a family recipe because she knows by heart, and she prepares the recipe.
One thing that makes Drummond’s recipe unique is that it mixes its ingredients in a Dutch oven and uses this method to let the yeast dough rise (called proof). She covers the dough for an hour. By this time the yeast has gone up and is in a state where it can be easily rolled. Drummond likes to roll the dough into what Joy calls “typing style.”
Another key part of the recipe is lots of butter. Drummond likes to pour it on top of the dough. She also mixes vanilla orange glue to go on top of the rolls while baking. Wilson added chocolate and pistachios to add some crunch to the recipe. Drummond said her variation on the recipe was the best she’s ever had.
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