Friday, May 6, 2011

Yummy Cinnamon Rolls

This is a new family favorite.  We have been enjoying them fresh a LOT.  A lot more than I care to admit. I was thrilled to discover that once baked they also freeze beautifully.  I sadly cannot take credit for the original recipe but I made some alterations that I will take credit for.
                                                                           Cinnamon Filling
2 cups warm water                                               1 cube butter (melted)
2 packages dry yeast (2 T.)                                   3 tablespoons cinnamon
2/3 cup oil                                                            1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
6 cups flour

Soften yeast in warm water then add eggs, oil, salt and sugar and mix well.  Add flour and mix well knead until smooth and elastic.  It will still be a little sticky.  (I use my kitchen aid mixer for the entire process with  great success).
Let dough rise until double and then roll on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch in thickness.  Spread melted butter over dough and then sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar (mixed together) over entire surface.  Then start with the widest end and roll up tight.  Slice in 1 inch rolls and place on greased cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.  Makes about 18-20 rolls.  Let rise until double.  Then bake at 350 degrees until done.  I use a convection oven and it takes about 15-20 minutes.

Let cool for about 10 minutes then frost.

I use a cream cheese frosting
 1 package cream cheese
 1 cube butter
 about 1 bag of powdered sugar 
 1 tsp vanilla
 milk to smooth thick consistency
They are delicious and like I stated before they can also be frozen and enjoyed later.  I froze them frosting and all with great results I just thawed and warmed in the microwave.
Here is a sneak peek of what they look like rising.  To see the finished product you can visit my silly Vlog and see how delicious they truly appear!!
(I know this isn't a great shot I took it with my camera to entice my husband home one day teehee!)  It totally  worked!!!

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