@cinoclav so i just read the first article Google serves up. I didn’t even know Cajun Cola was from my hometown and pretty much only available here. But as someone who had it at the time the memory is entirely that of Coke with Red Hots in it. I see you said it’s more subtle than the Pepsi version. Cajun Cola was probably more like the Pepsi.
@FeralRants Sounds like something I’ll try. I put jalapenos in a 5th of Tito’s once. Was awesome at first, but I guess I left it in there too long, got some unappealing dank flavors. Guess I need to drink faster.
@cinoclav@medz Huh. Until now, I had thought that the “zero” line of cokes were using sucralose.
Not that it matters a whole lot to me. I think all artificial sweeteners are gross and hazardous and try to avoid them myself.
I made an exception for the twelve pounds of protein powder I ordered on here a couple of years back. It was hard to get through, though.
@cinoclav@Limewater Yeah, I don’t know what is in it. I only get it because I get a free fountain drink with 2 slices of breakfast pizza and I don’t need the extra calories from regular soda. Obviously, it gets warm and flat because I don’t like it enough to drink it quickly.
@amehzinggrace I’m really torn on the new orange vanilla Coke. I love that creamsicle flavor normally but this doesn’t quite do it for me. I don’t dislike it but I definitely like the cinnamon version better.
@LaVikinga do you use orange zest in yours? I think usually it’s just cinnamon and sugar although I did have a teacher whose wife made some fantastic orange bread. I could see that working in a cinnamon roll.
@unksol I cook by eye/taste for many things. The glaze is one of them. When I make the rolls, I generally make several pans because I’m sending them into work with my husband.
Basic recipe starts with 16 oz. confectioner’s sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 6-8 TBS melted butter, finely grated orange zest of one orange, freshly squeezed orange juice, whipping cream, tsp vanilla extract.
Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. After melting, add vanilla extract, salt, orange zest, about 3 TBS of whipping cream. Slowly mix in sugar. Once combined and smooth, begin adding orange juice until you reach desired consistency.
If I am using The Pioneer Woman’s easy no-knead recipe, I tend to make the glaze on the thinner side so it can be ladled over finished rolls while warm instead of being spread. The glaze gets down into the nooks & crannies better that way.
If I have an entire stick of butter, I use it. If only 3/4 stick, then that’s fine, too. I mix it by hand with a fork adding more sugar, or thinning it out with the orange juice or cream. Like I said, it’s all by eye and taste.
@tinamarie1974 just the way grandma and mom always made them. My sisters are currently hording the recipe cards and don’t seem to understand the concept of a scanner. Im not sure im ever getting a copy unless I force the issue and print them for everyone. They are in cursive though. Little hard to translate.
@unksol well darn! Maybe snap a pic when they are not looking? That is what I use to do with my great grandmas pictures when she was not looking. I amassed a good collection of amazing family pictures that way!
And as far as cursive, I am old enough to read it (they use to teach cursive in school)
@tinamarie1974@unksol my sister collected our grandmother’s “recipes”, none of which were written down and consisted of “handfuls”, “shakes”, “bowls-full”, “pinches” and “some”. She’d stand next to my grandmother while she cooked with measuring cups and spoons and catch everything as it was added to get the actual quantities. The recorded recipes never tasted quite as good as the originals, as grandma was always varying things and adjusting taste, texture and thicknesses as she went.
Pleasantly surprised. It’s not at all what I was expecting – that is, the fireball/candy hot-for-hot’s-sake cinnamon, or sweet like cinnamon rolls. It really does taste and smell just like it’s right off the bark, or out of your spice rack. More of a sippin’ Coke – for small servings, or mix with adult beverages.
@sammydog01@SColburn@ThunderChicken yeah, that was (supposed to be) my point. The actual product in the can is not as much of a cost factor as the can itself, and even though there is more material in the 12oz can, the shear volume of them made, makes each 12oz can cheaper then the cost of an 8oz can.
Meds are the same way at the hospital sometimes. It is cheaper to use 80mg out of a 125mg vial and chuck the rest instead of using 2 X 40mg vials…
@chienfou@sammydog01@SColburn Back to the flavor, I tried a couple of cans warm (European style). I sometimes drink Coke warm anyway, but the cinnamon stuff is really good that way. Cinnamon is, after all, associated with warm buns (watch it, you a-holes!), etc. Your mileage may vary.