Food and Fiction: Simon Snow’s Cinnamon Rolls


Carry On | Bacon Maple Cinnamon Rolls

In Rainbow Rowell’s novel, Carry On, the protagonist, Simon Snow, is described to smell like bacon and cinnamon rolls. Immediately when I read that description, I knew I had to create a dessert inspired by this quirky novel in honor of Simon Snow. And thus bacon maple cinnamon rolls were made.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

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My Thoughts:

Carry On is one of my most favorite books that I read in 2015. It was so whimsical, funny, magical, and exciting to read. Although it is a length novel, I sped right through the story of a clumsy Simon Snow trying to save the world while also falling for his arch-nemesis. This story had such unique characters and a gripping fantastical plot line that I did not expect Rainwbow Rowell to deliver so nicely. If you haven’t read Carry On, please do because it is such a lighthearted read that will warm your heart.


Bacon Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Ever since I read Carry On and it was mentioned in the story that Simon smelled like bacon and cinnamon rolls, I had to find a recipe for bacon maple cinnamon rolls. I am in love with all things bacon and I adore cinnamon rolls, and this recipe flawlessly mixes them together to create the perfect treat to bring to a gathering or to snack on while reading. 

*Recipe Note* Try and double the ingredients needed the frosting to make it even more delicious and gooey than it originally is! 

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE (Found on Crazy for Crust)