Q: Hosie! We are so excited to have you kicking off our #She Slays Saturdays series every Saturday! Tell us how Made with Love by Hosie came to life?
A: Made with Love By Hosie, first came to life about 4 years ago, when I was sitting on the floor looking through all types of cookbooks while my Mom made fresh bread. I was flipping through the pages of The Pioneer Women Cook Book, when i saw her "Cinnamon Muffin" recipe. So, I decided to try it! I don't even remember how it turned out, but I remember that recipe was the first recipe that "I" ever made. And then in the mix of trying new recipes and really enjoying baking, my Mom decided that I should be the new "breakfast maker" for the family. And after making breakfast for awhile and becoming quite interested and Intrigued with baking, my family convinced me to make a Instagram account and share my recipes.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
A: The best piece of advice I've ever received: "deep relationships with friends and family take time, they don't just happen overnight." They are so beautiful and worth fighting for. They are built thru vulnerability and communication and those two things are so powerful and at times a little scary. Without good strong relationships, healing and growing is really hard. The Lord created us to be vulnerable and communicate with each other. It is indeed a gift that desperately needs to be recognized and fought for, even if it takes time.
Q: Do you have a baking playlist? What are your favorite baking jams?
A: My fav song lately has been "Freinds" by Justin Beiber. It has really good vibes and I like nice hype pop songs when I'm in the kitchen, so its perfect. (And because my little sister is obsessed with JB and constantly requests it. She kinda got me hooked.) 😂
Q: On any given day, what is your go to outfit?
A: My go too outfit is; black jeans, a leather jacket, a cute tee, and your favorite pair of shoes! and if its not your best hair day, (which feels like everyday for me. ha!) a cute hat always looks adorbs. And everything about this outfit is so versatile, which I love.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: Oh man, this is a hard one. There's tons of ideas of where "I" want to be in the next five years. to name a few: start a successful baking blog, write and publish me very own cook book, travel, etc. And to be honest Im not 100% exactly where I want to be, but theres one thing for sure, I want to be right where God wants me to be, and wherever that is I, want to fully live and embrace it.
Q: Tell us about your biggest baking fail!
A: My biggest baking fail. Ohhhh gosh! One morning I decided to make these "Cinnamon Pear Muffins" and I was so excited, I was positive they where going to be the most delicious thing ever. To this day I don't know what I did wrong, maybe I forgot the sugar or overdosed on the cinnamon, but they where literally AWFUL. They tasted like straight up raw cardboard. I will never make Pear muffins again...
Q: Who are some of your heroes?
A: My heroes and role models are all of my family, from my Dad and Mom to my brothers and sisters and my sister in laws. They all inspire me and leave such strong and amazing examples for me to follow/look up too. I am forever grateful for each one of them and the way they live with such grace and humility.
Q: Give us some fun facts about you!
A: 1.) My favorite midnight snack is a spoonful of peanut butter with dark chocolate chips on top. Sooooo good.
2. I cannot stand lotion. I don't know why, I just don't like it. But I'm a total coconut oil freak!
3. I love gardening and plants. It is my favorite thing besides baking. I get it from my plant-y Mom.
Q: What does Slaying Success look like to you?
A: Success is hard to define, but for me, success isn't necessarily succeeding and the blowing your confetti because you finally "made it" (I mean, its that too.) But to me, success is learning and not being afraid of not having it all together, cause none of us do. Success is doing your best even when it feels like your "very best" isn't good enough. Success is choosing to find the joy even when things feel really crappy. Success is trying and learning, but more importantly its getting back up when you feel like you have nothing left to give, but doing it anyway.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: My favorite quote is..
"Forever is composed of nows." -Emily Dickinson.
Q: What is your best recipe? Share it with us!
6. My best recipe has to be these cinnamon rolls. they are my Fav thing ever. they are so soft and gooey. Ugh just talking about them makes me want one.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick melted butter
1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup whole milk (or more as needed)
For the dough, heat the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until mixture is lukewarm. Set aside. In a stand mixer with dough hook, mix together yeast, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the yeast and let sit 5 minutes. Once yeast and milk mixture have set for 5 minutes, mix in flour, starting with 2 cups of flour, slowly add the rest of the flour knead on low speed until dough doesn't stick to sides anymore and forms a ball. Cover dough with a kitchen towel and let rise for 2 hours. (It will rise real nice and puffy;).
FOR THE FILLING
In a small saucepan melt the butter. set aside. In a medium bowl mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. set aside.
Once dough has risen, remove the dough from the bowl. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a long rectangle, about 30x10 inches. Pour the butter on the rolled out dough, spread butter to one inch of the edge. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over butter and spread with a spatula. Now, starting with the longest side, roll the dough into a log, keeping it tight while rolling. Transfer the log to a cutting board, with a sharp ridged knife cut the log into 1/2 inch slices. (I usually don't use the very ends of the log). The log will make 20-25 cinnamon rolls. Spray your desired baking dish lightly with nonstick cooking spray. (you can use a 9x13 inch pan and one 8x8 inch pan). Place cinnamon rolls into baking dishes, cover with a towel and let rise for 18-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cinnamon rolls in the oven and bake for 20-22 minutes. For The Glaze; In a medium size bowl mix together the powdered sugar and milk. (May need to add more milk to get desired drizzle consistency). Place cinnamon roll pans on a wire rack and drizzle immediately with glaze. Eat when nice and warm with a cup of coffee and you'll never eat cinnamon rolls the same way again!!! ;))))
With Love, Hosie
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