Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

Following Christmas tradition, we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast! I tried a new recipe this year. Not that there was anything wrong with the recipe I used last year, but I just like trying new recipes.

I thought the rolls were going to have a problem rising as I was making them because the yeast didn't seem to do much in the milk. Maybe the milk was too hot? But by the time they were finished, you can see they did rise just fine. I think they may have been a little less light and chewy than last year, but then again - that was a whole year ago. Do I really remember enough to compare? I was going to cheat and use canned cream cheese frosting, but changed my mind at the last minute and mixed up the frosting myself. Good choice. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Source: Sweet Cakes


1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Dissolve yeast in warm milk and then add eggs, butter, salt, and sugar. Add flour and mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.


TPOX said...

Wow, those look perfect!! Great job!

Chris said...

Picture perfect!

pickyeatings said...

These look easy and delicious! The recipe I use makes you refrigerate the dough overnight, so this would be a nice quick alternative recipe!

ashley said...

these really do look perfect! so tasty!

Colleen said...

These look PERFECT! (oh wait, did other people already say that?)
Hope all is well :)

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