Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

Well after smelling someone else baking cinnamon rolls and after reading about someone else baking cinnamon rolls on Facebook I decided that perhaps I should make them as well, lol. And my kids were eager to test taste them for me. A quick search on All Recipes resulted in these, with a few minor changes. The original recipe said to make the dough in your bread maker, but I did it the traditional way. I also added the caramel sauce which makes these more of an ooey gooey type cinnamon roll.

Cinnamon Rolls
1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbsp yeast
1/2 small pkg vanilla pudding mix
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg, room temperature
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups bread flour (if using regular flour add 1 tsp bkg powder)

1/4 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup pecans, optional

Sprinkle the yeast in the warm water and let this sit for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and knead while adding the flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. (I put the bowl in the oven with the light on) Roll dough into roughly a 17x10" rectangle and spread dough with the butter. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top of the butter. Roll up jelly roll style and cut into 16 pieces, place in a 9x13 cake pan on top of the caramel sauce. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350F until done. Drizzle with icing of your choice.

Caramel Sauce
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp milk or cream
Melt together in a small saucepan and pour into the 9x13 cake pan while dough is rising. Once rolls are finished baking I like to drop the rolls upside down on a clean tea towel so the sauce oozes in the rolls.


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