Monday, September 13, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

I have a confession to make!
I gave in to temptation
and made Cinnamon Rolls!
My penance is
extra, extra miles to walk this week!
But I enjoy walking so it was a win/win
Here's my recipe~
4 & 1/2 teaspoons yeast
dissolved in
1/2 cup warm (105*-112*)
Stir together
1/2 cup cooled, scalded milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 farm fresh eggs
yeast/water mixture
2 & 1/2 cups flour
Beat until smooth
2 - 2 1/2 cups more flour
until dough is workable.
Knead on lightly floured board until
smooth and elastic ~ about 5 minutes
Place in a greased bowl, turn dough and cover.
Let rise in warm place ( I use my oven pre-warmed
to lowest setting and then turned off)
until double in size,
about 1 hour.

Punch down dough and shape into a rectangle
approx. 9X15
Spread with butter (I used about 1/4 cup),
your favorite sugar (I used turbinato)
sprinkle with cinnamon (I used lots!)
Raisins are optional (but not at my house! They just
aren't proper cinnamon rolls without raisins!)
Roll up widest side.
Slice into 12-15 slices.
Place in 9X13 greased baking dish
Let rise in warm place 1/2 - 1 hour
or near the top of dish.

Bake 375* for 25 minutes

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 carton whipped cream cheese
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Mix with mixer until smooth
and creamy.