Saturday, January 14, 2012

As requested...

The cinnamon roll recipe.

I got it from allrecipes.com via pinterest. I've made a few changes because the original recipe tells you how to make it using a breadmaker. If you have a breadmaker, definitely do the allrecipes.com version. (Just so you know, I'm not a brilliant baker. The instructions sans breadmaker were on the all recipes website in the comments.)
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/clone-of-a-cinnabon/detail.aspx

If you don't have a breadmaker, you can use this recipe:
Makes 12 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients:
1 cup warm milk
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (can use rapid rise if you want)
2 eggs room temperature
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
4 1/2 cups bread flour

Cinnamon filling:
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

Frosting:
1/2 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla (I accidentally put in a whole teaspoon but it was fine)
1/8 tsp salt

Directions:
-Dissolve yeast in warm milk
-Mix in eggs, butter, salt, and sugar
-Add flour slowly and mix well
-Put in a bowl and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size. (I preheated my oven to 200 degrees, then turned it off and let my dough rise in the oven.)

-Just before you roll out the dough, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter filling. One thing I wish I would have done was cook it on the stove until the sugar and butter had all melted together. I'm not sure how to do this, I would probably just wing it. But I'd say maybe cook it in a small pot on medium, stirring constantly until smooth? *shrug* You can do it either way. Sprinkling it all onto the rolled out dough, mixing it together and spreading it that way, or cooking it first.

-Okay, now roll out the dough to about a 16x21 inch rectangle or until the dough is about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick.
-Spread your cinnamon and brown sugar mixture over the dough.
-Carefully roll it up.
-Here's a cool trick my friend taught me to cut the cinnamon rolls: Use a 12 inch piece of dental floss. Place it under the roll of dough, bring the ends together, and pull around the roll, tightening the loop until the floss cuts the roll. VERY handy and your rolls come out lovely and round.
-Place in a greased pan side by side and let rise another 1/2 hour to an hour.

-Bake rolls in preheated oven (400 degrees) for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

-Meanwhile, mix up your frosting, beating all ingredients together until smooth.
-Spread frosting on hot cinnamon rolls so it gets all melty and delicious.

-Enjoy! They're best while still hot and the brown sugar is still gooey.

7 comments:

Saimi said...

Thanks Amy, your so good!! Well I'm sure those cinnamon roll are just as good and now I have the recipe and my family will love me even more!!

Jennie said...

Thanks!! Looking forward to trying it out!

Mari said...

Ok yay! I admit I was thinking earlier, no fair that you mentioned this most delicious cinnamon roll recipe and then didn't share it. I'm excited to give this one a try. My mouth is already watering.

Ames said...

Oh this looks lovely :). Yay for foodie posts! ;)

I've never made any bread 'dishes' before so I'd be keen to give this a try after I finish my fast :).

mandyface said...

Ima need help with this one, but it sounds so good!!

What I Did Today said...

You are definitely my hero right now! I think I'm going to need these tonight. Now.

Leenie said...

You are the best! Thanks for sharing this. I am going to pin it on my pinterest right now. Yuummmm