CINNAMON ROLLS

 

  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 90 minutes

Backstory

This recipe is adapted from several that I've tried over the years. Sometimes I glaze them with a simple powdered sugar glaze, but if I'm really lazy I just use a canned frosting. These are best eaten the same day, but in the unlikely chance that you have some leftover, just nuke them for a few seconds in the microwave.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature, slightly beaten
  • 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups flour (I use bread flour, but you can use all purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pecans (optional)

Directions

  • Heat the milk, 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Let cool until temperature is about 110 degrees F (like bathwater warm).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine milk mixture with yeast, egg, and 2 cups of the flour and the salt; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. (Alternately, just use the dough hook on your mixer and let the mixer knead the dough for about five minutes)
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a clean damp towel. Allow dough to rise until double, about 1 hour. In the mean time, in a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll out the dough into a 12X9 inch rectangle (I like to do this on my Silpat). Spread the dough with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Roll up the dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal sized pieces and place into a greased 9X13 inch pan. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven and frost while warm.

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