Monday, October 20, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

This is the best cinnamon roll recipe! Five stars!

Jenna loves to help!

Maren's Cinnamon Rolls

Pour into microwaveable bowl and heat in microwave for 4 minutes:

2 1/2 Cups tap water, cold
2 1/2 Cups cold milk

Put into Bosch (or any bread mixer) and mix:
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons salt
Add heated water and milk

Sprinkle 2 heaping Tablespoons Red Star Yeast onto top of mixture - mix a little to moisten yeast

Let the yeast rise 4-5 minutes

Add 12-13 cups flour, 1 cup at a time. Keep adding flour until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl, but is still sticky. Do not add too much flour. Let beat on lowest speed for 4-5 minutes.

Transfer to another bowl and cover and let rise until it doubles and reaches the top of the bowl - about 45-60 minutes.

Roll out ¼ of dough at a time, spread 1/4 cup melted butter, then sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on rolled out dough.

Roll dough like a jellyroll and ‘slice’ with thread into 12 rolls. Place into greased jellyroll pan.
Cover and raise 20 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 cube softened butter.
1 pkg. cream cheese
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and frost cinnamon rolls while still hot.

I have to say this is the best out of my 3 favorite cinnamon roll recipe's! This recipe just works - every time! A great tip from Maren is to use a portion of the dough for regular dinner rolls. So, on Sunday mornings we have adopted her tradition of having cinnamon rolls for brunch, (I roll out the dinner rolls crossant style, let them rise, then cover & put the dough in the refrigerator) and freshly baked rolls for dinner!

Contributed by Maren Parker