Monday, February 21, 2011

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

First, make the dough

2 cups heated milk (heat in the microwave for 2 minutes)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
4 1/2 -5 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast

If you have a bread maker just put the ingredients in the bread maker in that order on the dough setting.
 If not just use a mixer. Melt the butter in the milk. Pour milk into mixer. Add sugar and salt. Slowly add half of the flour. Add the yeast and the rest of the flour. Knead for 5-10 minutes. Dough should be soft. Cover and let raise for about 45 minutes. (at least 10 if you don't have a lot of time)

Cinnamon Ingredients:
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of salt

Roll the dough into a rectangle shape. Then spread the dough with melted butter.
Sprinkle brown sugar, sugar, salt and cinnamon over the butter.
Roll the dough up using the longest end as your starting point.
Cut diagonally into strips (You can use string to make a perfect cut.. I didn't)
Place the cinnamon rolls in a 9x13 pan that has been greased.
Let rise until doubled in size.
Bake at 350 for 18-25 minutes. (My oven takes longer than most and I cooked it for 23 minutes)

Cover with frosting while warm.

I just made my own frosting and it turned out good. I used a little bit of orange extract (but they didn't taste like orange rolls. (Those will be next)
1 stick butter, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons orange extract
splash of milk
pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.

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