Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yummy--cinnamon rolls!!!

Making any sort of bread product that requires three rises should only be done for that occasional special occasion.  Husband's birthdays are one of those rare times that I take on such an ordeal.  So...

...if you're itching to use a full pound of butter/margarine...


...if you're craving to spend more time in the kitchen...


...if you like using every cookie sheet in the house...


...if you want cinnamon rolls as big as dessert plates...


...if you won't try and calculate how many calories or fat grams each of these babies has, than...

THIS is the recipe for you!

Cinnabon-like Cinnamon Rolls
1/2 c. warm water
2 pkgs. dry yeast
2 Tbs. sugar
1-3 1/2 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding mix (milk, as package directs)
1/2 c. margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
6 c. flour
1 c. soft butter
2 c. brown sugar
4 tsp. ground cinnamon

In small bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar; stir until dissolved and set aside.  In a large bowl, mix pudding mix according to package directions.  Add margarine, eggs, and salt; mix well, then add yeast mixture.  Gradually add flour.  Knead until smooth.  Place in a greased bowl.  Cover and let rise until doubled.  Punch dough down and let rise again.  Roll out on a floured board to a rectangle about 34" x 21".  Spread with softened butter.  Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.  Sprinkle over butter and gently press down.  Roll up and notch every 2".  Cut with thread or knife. Place on greased cookie sheets about 2" apart.  Lightly press down on each roll.  Cover and let rise until doubled.  Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes--remove when turning brown.  Don't overbake!!  Frost with cream cheese frosting or powdered sugar glaze.  Makes 16-20 large rolls.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 softened margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbs. milk

Mix all ingredient until smooth.

***Notes from me:  The cream cheese frosting recipe makes more frosting than you need, you might want to half it.  Also, some times I freeze half the dough, after the 2nd rise, to keep myself from being tempted by giant cinnamon rolls all day.  If you do this, make sure you only use half the butter and brown sugar and cinnamon. ***


Shea said...

Good wife!LOL!

ldsjaneite said...

Oh my yum, One day...

Becca and fam said...

Thanks for the recipe! Happy Birthday to your hubby, I hope he enjoys those bad boys!

Susan said...

That looks delicious!

the Holyoaks said...

Those look wonderful! It's funny how husbands want labor intensive desserts for their birthdays. Matt once asked for homemade donuts, which I made. This year he wants kolaches. I might be attempting them. Good for you!

Lisa said...

yum! Thanks for sharing :)