April 4, 2009

cinnamon rolls

the quintessential general conference food: cinnamon rolls. they are so good. you know you want one so I'm going to share the recipe. how kind of me.cinnamon rolls
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
3/4 stick of butter
heat all in a small saucepan over medium heat until very warm (about 120 degrees)

2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
mix together in a stand mixer until combined. pour in liquid and mix for 2 minutes. add 1 egg and mix until stretchy (about 1 minute).

add another 1 1/2 - 2 cups flour to make a soft dough (be careful not to add too much). knead for 5 minutes in stand mixer. let rest for 10 minutes. roll out into an oblong square on a lightly floured surface. brush with melted butter and spread a generous layer of brown sugar and ground cinnamon on top. tightly roll into a log and cut slices 2 fingers in width.

spray a cookie sheet and place shaped dough 2 inches apart from each other. very lightly press down to flatten. cover and let rise for 15 - 20 minutes (not too long or else they'll be huge)! bake at 375 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown. it's very important to cook these all the way because they're nothing worse than a cinnamon roll that's not done in the middle. remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before frosting.

cream cheese frosting
1/4 cup butter
4 ounces cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

mix until smooth. spoon over semi-cooled cinnamon rolls and spread.

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  1. Oh they look delicious! I'm going to try it out!

  2. Between this post & your chocolate cake post - my mouth is watering & my stomach grumbling! Too bad i don't live closer to you - or I may just be beating down your door begging for a bite!!!

  3. Um...pretty sure mine won't turn out like yours....not to be too cynical or anything

  4. Oh yum. I really want one of those. mmmmmm...

  5. mmmm. m-azing.

    i made the pop open the can type this morning.. wish i had thought of these. will just have to find another excuse to bake these babies.

    thanks for the recipe.

  6. YUMMY...perfect for my pregnancy appetite.

  7. That picture just made my tasting glands tingle!

  8. mmmmm.. yummy.. that looks delicious.. I am gonna use that recipe in the future. :)

  9. I found your blog through reader recommendations, and I'm glad I did... that looks mouthwatering!! Yum. I'll definitely save that to my recipes.

    Saskia x

  10. wow, i actually made these on Sun. morning -- they were AWESOME and super easy. I actually made them smaller & it made a ton - so I froze some. hopefully I can just take them out of the freezer at some point, thaw & let rise??? do you think that will work?

    anyway - great recipe. My husband, who is normally pretty restrained on sweet goodies, ate 7 of them -- remember, they were smaller than yours.

    love your blog & your recipes! keep 'em coming!


  11. those look so good. too bad i am dieting. i would kill for one.

  12. Quick question. I am going to make these tomorrow so I hope you can get to my question! What kind of yeast should I use? I am a novice when it comes to baking this kind of stuff - and I know there is active dry yeast, rapid rise yeast, etc...and not sure what kind to use. I appreciate your help :)

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  14. i love these rolls. they come together so quickly and taste just wonderful! thank you for sharing!!

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