These raspberry rolls are just like cinnamon rolls, minus the cinnamon and plus whole raspberries. They are drizzled with a coconut cream cheese frosting that will make you weep. Perfect breakfast for Valentine’s Day.
Have you ever thought about all the reasons why you’re not dead?
My mom sent out this article to my family a while back. Basically it’s telling you to stop and think about all the ways you should have died, but didn’t because of modern medicine.
Don’t count your faucet-full of clean water and your fridge full of unspoiled food and the proper sewage system that you have access to; I’m talking about that one time you had pneumonia as an infant (my brother), or when you were hospitalized as a toddler for dehydration (my sister), or when you had a 20 minute surgery that one time to cut out a bit of cancer (me).
When Truman was born the doctor called a code blue because he wasn’t breathing. Charlotte caught a fever when she was 6 weeks old that would have killed her 100 years ago. My sister pointed out that none of her kids would have even been born without infertility treatments. Don’t even get me started on vaccines.
Here’s a photo from last week of Eric’s grandparents, Nana and Bumpa. Bumpa had triple bypass surgery on Monday. My own grandfather had one as well, years ago. Bumpa is recovering well, making jokes on morphine. This life is amazing. Especially since these days, we literally get twice as much of it.
Unless you’re my brother-in-law, whose response to this article was, “I’m Southern European so I already have infinite lives.” Italian vanity knows no bounds.
So what about you? Antibiotics save your life? Emergency C-section? Any reasons you should be dead?
I mean BESIDES these Raspberry Sweet Rolls, of course. (My segues just keep getting better guys.)
On the left: the level of frosting I pretend to put on my Raspberry Rolls. On the right…the amount I actually put on.
I have been in this rut lately where I have to make every recipe multiple times before it comes out right. (Brown Butter Gnocchi? Twice. Split Pea Soup? Twice. Banana Churros? Five trials, at least. I guess this is good support for my I’m-a-charlatan claim.)
These here rolls are batch number 3. I mean not that I’m complaining, even a subpar batch of raspberry rolls is still a batch of raspberry rolls. But I’ve saved you the trouble. A word about the frosting: there are no words. Just do it. Coconut and raspberry were meant to be. Make these rolls for Valentine’s day! Love is in the air, especially when these babies are in the oven.
This stuff ^^ Game changer for the frosting. Love it!
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