Friday, March 25, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

My son, the one that loves cinnamon rolls, is home sick today so I decided to make some cinnamon rolls. The rolls were done when the other boy came home from school and he ate one right away. The sick boy has not tried one yet, maybe when he is felling a bit better. I'm trying a different recipe then the one that I used last time. Check here. Try both recipes when you have time:)

The dough recipe is from Food Network


  • 1/4-ounce package yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

The glaze recipe is from FamilyFun

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk or more
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • a drop of vanilla

Heat oven to 200 degrees F. so the kitchen is warm and dough will rise.

In a small bowl, dissolves yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Beginning at the 15-inch side, roll up dough and pinch edge together to seal Cut into 12 to 15 slices. I used dental floss to slice the roll. I works great.

Turn the oven up and heat it to 350 degrees F.

Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

(I should have used a bigger pan...)

Meanwhile, mix butter, confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl until combined and reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls. I did not use all of the glaze.


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