Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

We were having people over for brunch one day so I went searching for something new to make. I've thought about making cinnamon rolls in the past but, for some reason, was always intimidated by it. I think it was the whole yeast thing. It seems so temperamental to me. Anyways, I found this recipe off of some recipe cards I had been sent several years ago from Easy To Bake, and it was actually very easy. And the best part...they tasted delicious!

Cinnamon Rolls
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 package quick-rising active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
6 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Grease a 9X13 pan.

2. Combine 2 cups flour, granulated sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in water, 2 tablespoons butter and egg. Beat until smooth; gradually stir in remaining flour until soft dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

3. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 15X12 in. rectangle. Spread with remaining butter. Mix brown sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over surface. Starting with a 12 in. side, roll up tightly.

4. Cut into 12 slices; place cut side down in prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap; place on wire rack set over large pan of hot water. Let rise until buns double, 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F. Uncover buns. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Cool for 1 minute.

5. To make glaze, mix 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, 2-3 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.

1 comments :

blissful_e said...

I've always been intimidated by the idea of making cinnamon rolls as well - even though I LOVE them! Thanks for the demystification. Maybe I'll be brave enough to give it a go sometime...

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