Saturday, March 3, 2012

The other day, I had promised to make Blake cinnamon rolls. However, The cinnamon rolls my mom and grandma make, take overnight. I didn't have that kid of time. I woke up at 7am and needed them by 9am. So, To my luck I tried this recipe and hit the jackpot the first time! 

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

I Adapted this recipe from our best bites.
1 cup milk
4 Tbs butter, cut into chunks
2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg {I use egg powder}
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
For the Icing. {The worlds greatest frosting, You're welcome.}
1 stick of butter {Softened}
2 oz of softened cream cheese.
4-5 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
3-4 {or so} Tablespoons of milk. You want it a bit thick...
{I never actually measure my frosting... Sorry. I just eyeball it.}

Dough: Place milk and 4 Tbs butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 minute 30 seconds. Butter should be at least partially melted. Stir and set aside. In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2 C flour, yeast, white sugar, and salt. When milk mixture has cooled to warm (not hot) add it to the flour mixture along with the egg while the beater (paddle attachment for those using a stand mixer) is running. Beat until well combined, about 1 minute. (Switch to the dough hook now) Add remaining flour only until dough barely leaves the sides of the bowl. It should be very soft and slightly sticky. Continue to let the dough knead for 5 minutes. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and let rest for about 10 minutes while you make the filling.
Filling: make sure butter is softened well. Mix with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Assembly: Roll dough into a rectangle about 12 x 14 inches. Spread brown sugar mixture over the surface and use your fingers or the back of a spoon to gently spread around. Roll up from the longer side of the rectangle and pinch edges closed. Score the roll into 12 equal pieces and then cut into rolls. Place in a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover pan with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. In the mean time, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
When rolls have finished rising bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Spread with icing while still warm. Makes 12 rolls.

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