My mother has a saying she likes to use when she describes me. She says, “Ashley likes to take a story, and make it better.” I.E., I over embellish everything. Here is one such story.
When trying to convince my family to take a Disney World vacation with me, I was trying to pitch the Disney Dining Plan. My mom was concerned that the plan only included 2 meals and not 3 (the amount of meals a normal person usually eats in a day). I assured her that she could use a snack credit for breakfast, and that Starring Rolls Cafe (RIP) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios had cinnamon rolls “as big as your head”.
Well, when we got there, the cinnamon rolls were quite underwhelming. They were only the size of a head if that person were, say, a baby doll.
Needless to say, my mom was not very impressed and I got called out on my over-exaggeration. Oh well. It worked didn’t it? I was already AT Disney World…
Lucky for me though, the next year, Gaston’s Tavern opened, which advertized giant cinnamon rolls. I, of course, told my mother this — she rolled her eyes. BUT it was actually true! They are HUGE! They fill a whole plate and they are super tall. It’s like a giant cube of dough, cinnamon, icing, butterscotchy goodness. I knew I had to make this confection for myself at home.
See below for the video and the complete recipe!