I guess you could say I have a fascination with yeast. My hobbies are baking bread and making my own beer and wine.
I Love Cinnamon Rolls!
Ok, I'm not embarrassed to admit it: I love cinnamon rolls. They are probably my favorite breakfast roll.
My wife and I used to stop and buy them at the local mall once a week for more months than I can remember. We finally agreed to stop, because we were getting burned out on them (and gaining too much weight!). I didn't think that was possible (to get burned out I mean), but that just shows how often we ate them!
Now I have them occasionally, when I happen to see them in a store, or I get hungry enough that I bake up a batch myself (which is never often enough!).
The recipe below is the one I use when I make them at home. I would be interested in comments from anyone who has a different recipe. I'm always ready to try a new cinnamon roll recipe!
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
1 hour 30 min
For the dough:
- 5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
For the filling:
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
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For the topping:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, the yeast and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl or pan, mix the water, milk and 1/2 cup of butter or margarine. Heat this combination to approximately 125 degrees F.
- Stir the warm liquids into the dry ingredients and mix completely.
- Add the eggs and stir while adding enough flour to make a soft dough.
- Knead this dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.
- Cover the dough, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll the dough out to a 22 x 10 inch rectangle.
- Melt the 1/4 cup of butter or margarine, and spread it over the dough.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and spread it over the dough.
- Roll the dough up along the long end, then seal the seam by pinching.
- Cut the roll into 15 equal pieces, and place in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F, or until golden brown.
- Combine the powdered sugar and milk to make an icing for the rolls if desired.
- Relax and enjoy a delicious cinnamon roll!
When I finished making this recipe, my wife and I did a taste test on the warm rolls just out of the oven. Her only suggestion was that I add more butter/margarine to the filling. I agree with that suggestion, so I will be planning to make another batch soon to see how they taste with more butter in the filling!