Monday, January 16, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls
Ok folks, another recipe from Pioneer Woman.
Thanks to some encouragement from a fellow blogger I decided to try my hand at making some cinnamon rolls. I was reading a post from Melanie over at There's no place like home.
She had made a ton of cinnamon rolls one day with her daughter. Well I was feeling sort of inspired you might say. She mentioned how simple this recipe was.
My middle son and his wife were in town this weekend so I used them as Guinea pigs so to say. Ha ha!
2 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup sugar
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Tablespoon salt
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
For the dough, heat the milk, oil, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below boil. "scald" Let this cool to just warm and them add the yeast. Then let it set for a a minute or so.
Add 4 cups of flour. Stir until just combined, then cover with a tea towel, and sit aside in a warm place for 1 hour. After the hour, add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1/2 cup of flour. Stir thoroughly to combine. Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out the dough on to a floured surface, and roll into a large rectangle. The dough should be very thin.
To make the filling, pour melted butter over the dough. Generously sprinkle enough cinnamon to completely cover all of the dough. Then sprinkle 1 cup of sugar all over the cinnamon.
Now roll up into a long roll as tight as you can. Some of the filling will ooze out but that's ok. Now cut into rolls about 1/2 inch thick.
Place rolls into a buttered baking be sure not to overcrowd. Now cover again with tea towel and let sit for 20 minutes.
Bake for 15 min. until golden brown.
I can remember when I was a little girl and watching my mom make cinnamon rolls. She would take a string and slide it under the log you formed and instead of slicing with a knife she would cut the dough with a string. I thought that was the neatest thing ever!
The icing:
1 bag of powered sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup of milk ( used a little less than that)
1/4 cup maple pancake syrup
Mix together and drizzle over rolls fresh out of the oven.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.


Bonnie said...

Oh. my. gosh!!!! Those look fantastic! They turned out beautifully!! One of these days I'm going to make this recipe! Right now I am on an "eating healthy" kick and I'm doing well. But, I will make them one day!!

Window On The Prairie said...

Darn you Peggy. I'm trying to lose weight. When I saw the last pic, my stomach lurched and cried out.

Melanie said...

How did your crew like them?? I usually don't melt the butter for the filling, and I tend to use a little less than the recipe calls for. The first time I poured all that melted butter on the dough it went EVERYWHERE! But it is so nice that it makes a TON of rolls. .We freeze them often already frosted and just thaw and eat. One mess. .Lots of breakfasts!!

Lovely Light said...

These look amazing. Unfortunately, I don't have a counter big enough to roll dough out on....maybe in my next house!