Saturday, May 3, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls...again!?

Cinnamon rolls, again? Wait--this time it's a new recipe! And they came out wonderful! The dough is sweet and soft, very light and fluffy! Because they don't feel quite so much like a lump in your stomach it's the perfect excuse to eat more than one!
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The new recipe I tried was from Allrecipes.com The directions call for a bread machine, but I did it by hand since I don't have one.
Cinnamon Rolls II
(taken from allrecipes.com--recipe HERE)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast (I used 1 Tbl. and 1 tsp. of instant yeast.)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
In a medium bowl, mix whisk together flour and salt, set aside. Place milk, water and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring the liquids to a warm (about 110-115 F) temperature, and swish the butter around to help it melt. Poor the mixture into a large bowl. Add the eggs, and whisk together. Add yeast and sugar, stir. If using active dry, the yeast should bubble. Then add the flour/salt. Using the dough hooks on a hand mixer (or other mixer) mix the dough together, and use the dough hooks to knead for about 5 minutes. Knead the dough on a floured counter for 2 minutes. You made need a bit extra flour.
Let the dough rise until doubled. Took me about 2 hours.
Precede as you would any other cinnamon roll.

Cream cheese frosting
innabon-ish Frosting Recipe

1 cup sugar
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 stick butter, room temperature
16 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Bring a pot of water to a simmer on the stove. Add egg whites and sugar to a large heatproof bowl. Place the bowl over the pot of water and whisk constantly until sugar dissolves, and mixture feel hot , about 3 minutes. Remove from heat beat til cool for 4 minutes, or until mixture turns white like thick marshmallow cream and it's slightly bigger. Add butter and beat till smooth, then add cream cheese, 4 ounces at a time, and beat until smooth, adding the vanilla with the last 4 ounces of cream cheese.

4 comments:

Robyn said...

I love cinnamon buns, this recipe looks and sounds delicious!

Jacque said...

Wow, those do look good! I'm on a cinnamon roll mission too, lol. I tried my 5th recipe this week and it was a flop, so I'm still searchin'. I'll have to try these!

Leng said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Everything looks so good.

These cinnamon rolls look so delicious. I absolutely love cinnamon rolls. I could eat it again and again. Actually I absolutely love anything with sugar in it and this definitely fits into the same category. I'm printing the recipe out. Hopefully I'll get to make it this weekend.

Lily said...

I really like this recipe I made it last week because my boyfriend loves cinnamon rolls and it was his birthday he was so happy because he ate cinnamon roll and he visited Viagra Online and we have an incredible night.