No-Rise Dough {Cinnamon & Orange Rolls}

Some of you may be wondering why there is an image of Michael Scott, branch manager of Dunder Mifflen Scranton, on the beginning of this post. Well let me start by saying that this isn’t actually Sara typing, it’s her husband Eric. If you’re an avid reader of this blog you may feel like you know Sara. You might know she’s obsessed with chocolate and limes. You might know she can’t swallow a plain cherry tomato even if her life depended on it. You might even know she cringes at the word “panties.” However, one thing you might not know is that she’s completely accident prone. Especially in the kitchen. Which is why it didn’t come as too much of a surprise this morning when my dear, sweet wife grabbed the handle of a skillet just moments after it came out of a 500-degree oven. Yeah, ouch. For those of you who are fans of The Office and have seen this famous episode, you know the rest of the story. One clean CT scan later…we’ve determined that Sara’s okay, too. Unfortunately, her hand now has frostbite from sitting in a bath of freezing cold ice all day, so she has asked me to type for her. I assure you that she will quickly recover and be back to writing witty commentary soon…thank goodness for bubble wrap.

The recipe today is awesome. I’m an average guy, so I think it’s awesome because it tastes amazing. But Sara tells me it’s awesome because there’s NO yeast in it. Just a bunch of other random stuff that somehow lets it fake being a real cinnamon roll. No yeast means no rising and no waiting and no nightmares for all of you yeast-o-phobes. You just mix it, roll it, bake it, and eat it. I think even a guy could do it. (And by guy, I’m not talking about the food-blogging guys who are actually reading this post, I’m talking about the average Joe who likes to eat, but probably doesn’t even know where things such as baking soda are even stored in their kitchen. Sara tells me I have to specify this or she’ll get hate mail from hoards of offended man-foodies. For the record, I totally hooked Sara on our first date when I impressed her with my mad cooking skills. Two words: Boboli Pizza.)

Alright, from this point on I’m turning it over to Sara and typing exactly what she says because this is taking way too long with her making me delete all of the inappropriate commentary. (But come on, she actually told me to write something about disliking soggy nuts. Really? You think I can let that one go?)




Eric here. One last thing. If you’ve ever wondered if Sara really is the young mother of two she claims to be and not some scary old man, some of you can finally know the answer. If you’re in Utah, tune into KSL’s Studio 5 this Thursday (Sept. 17th) to see Sara cooking up a storm. And let’s all pray her hand is functioning by then.


  1. You are the bestest Eric. So funny…. and you can cook too. I am impressed. Ron does a killer job of supporting me… but as for cooking… there he's not so great (you should see him "scramble" eggs…shudder).

    Speaking of Ron… I am pretty sure he could polish off this entire pan of no yeast sweet rolls in one sitting (with a gallon of milk).

    Feel better Sara!

  2. Hey! Who knew Eric was so funny??? Total suckage about the hand, though. I'll have to see if I can watch the Studio 5 thing online somehow. OH, and totally appropriate picture since The Office finally starts back up this week. Wahoo!

    Oh, and yeah, the rolls look yummy. I will have to be trying them.

  3. Oh, no! I'm so sorry that you hurt your hand. I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

    I enjoyed the post from your husband. Make sure he knows that plenty of men can cook, and not all women can cook. So, gender has absolutely nothing to do with one's cooking abilities. So, your hubby could definitely make this yummy-looking dish for you one day! 🙂

  4. I'm sorry to hear about your accident! That was sweet of your hubby to type the post though 🙂 I am a yeast-o-phobe so this recipe would be right up my alley. Thanks for posting it 🙂

  5. Kuddos to hubby for writing your post and sharing his gift of "wit" with us!! So sorry to hear about your hand, hope it feels much better today. GREAT recipe!! I'm definitely trying this one, especially with no yeast. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for including us yeast-o-phobes in your recipe share…Husband gets props for writing and for having an excellent sense of humor. You get props for being 100% awesome.

  7. Best. Post. Ever. Seriously, Eric should be a guest typist more often. I'm still laughing… I saw the first line on facebook and I knew immediately what picture of Michael Scott was going to be there when I opened the blog LOL.
    But really, these look/sound amazing. I just might have to make some tomorrow!
    Oh and feel better, Sara 🙂

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