Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

Unemployed = time to blog again! It was a lame idea for me to try to keep everything in chronological order (I have over 20 drafts that are waiting to be published!). It really takes away the fun of spontaneous blogging.. And eventually I just become lazy and MIA.

I guess I can start fresh again now with my last bake- Cinnamon Rolls!

Cinnamon Rolls
recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything
makes ~18 rolls

1 cup warm milk, microwaved 45-60s
2 eggs, RT
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tbsps ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter, softened
1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (added less)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk in large bowl
2. Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour and mix well.
3. Knead into large ball.
4. Put in bowl sprayed with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled (~1 hour)

5. (For the filling) Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl
6. Spray working surface with cooking spray or sprinkle with flour
7. Roll dough into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick
8. Spread dough with 1/3 cup softened butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/ cinnamon mixture
9. Roll up dough starting from longer side and cut into rolls
10. Place rolls in lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish
11. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled (~30 mins)
Optional: After step 11, put in fridge for baking next day
12. Bake rolls in 350F for about 18- 20 mins

13. (For the icing) Beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt
14. Spread on rolls while they are still warm
15. Enjoy(:

For the filling, I also threw in some chopped walnuts/ pecans for some crunch. The rolls came out pretty well! I was very pleased with the fluffiness and how they stayed soft and fluffy till the next day.

Taste: 4.5 stars out of 5
Texture 4.5 stars out of 5
would be better with even rolling

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