Just last night, I was thinking that I wanted to make proper yeast risen cinnamon buns for Christmas morning and then this morning Ina was on GMA demonstrating a quick and easy version, using puff pastry.
The Contessa was full of fun and instructive as always, but while she was doing her segment, Chris Cuomo - who is becoming increasingly annoying and so full of himself that it’s hard to watch - was making a commotion and lots of noise in the audience. Fine, if he wants to hand out the cinnamon rolls during the last few seconds of the segment, but not halfway through! Who does he think he is?!! Kathee Lee? What a dolt!
It definitely took away from Ina’s appearance, although she was unflappable. AND he promo’ed her as EENA Garten! Puleez! What a mo’!
Diane was lovely and did give her the proper attention, as Ina demonstrated how to make quick sticky buns with puff pastry. Basically, you roll up the puff pastry with melted butter, spices, raisins and sugar, cut it into slices and bake in a muffin tin with butter, sugar and pecans in the bottom. The resulting buns looked genuinely yummy.
She moved on to a lovely fruit juice combo, adding, “Just because it’s breakfast, doesn’t mean we can’t have cocktails.” She didn’t add the vodka then, but said we could. She also told us about this omelet, which would be a delicious addition to a festive breakfast. Then she showed a beautiful fruit platter. Ina said it’s a wonderful substitute for fruit salad AND it can be used as a centerpiece, so you don’t need flowers. Great idea. Great recipes. Great Ina and Irksome Chris.