Monday, April 6, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls




In our house cinnamon rolls are only made about 3 times a year on very special occasions. This past weekend happened to one of those. I use my wonderful sister-in-law Adena's roll recipe. It is by far my favorite and also makes great dinner rolls. But, let's be honest, is there anything better than a hot, sticky cinnamon roll?!

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough
2 cups warm water
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 T salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 T yeast
6-7 cups flour

Filling
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 T cinnamon
1/2 Cup walnuts, chopped

Icing
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 oz cream cheese
1 t vanilla
pinch of salt

Dissolve yeast in water. Add the rest of the ingredients and two cups of the flour. Mix until smooth. Continue adding more of the flour until the dough holds together but is still sticky. Use this dough as sticky as you can handle. Knead until smooth. Let rise until double. Knock down and roll into a rectangle. Spread butter on dough and cover with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts. Roll the dough the short way so you have a long roll. Cut the cinnamon rolls with a piece of floss by sliding it under the roll and crossing the two ends and pulling. This will make about 24 or more rolls. Place rolls on a pan covered in parchment paper. Cover and let rise until they are puffy. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until they are light brown and cooked through. Spread icing on them while they are still hot. Serve warm.
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7 comments:

  1. these look yummy. I made your buttermilk syrup on Friday night.

    YUM!

    I may have cooked it too long, because it had a caramely taste to it, but we ate it slathering our French toast no problem!

    I have the leftovers stored in a quart jar in the fridge.


    Do you know how long it will last?

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  2. I am not sure how long it will last, I have kept mine for up to a week but we always seem to finish it before I worry about it going bad ;)

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  3. the dough part and filling are different from the one i have from you? but they still look super yummy. there are very few cinnamon rolls i don't ilke!

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  4. I totally like this dough better than the other one I used to use, I thought the filling was the same. Which one did I give you? You are right though, I love almost all cinnamon rolls!

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  5. You have some absolutely fantastic recipes on this blog! Thanks! [I stumbled across you from the Feathered Nest :) ]

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  6. I want to be your best friend!! I just came across your blog, I read every recipe you have...and can't wait to try them!! Thank you for being a foodie....

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