Monday, November 5, 2012

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls {Recipe Re-do}

Here is a recipe re-do (my very first) where I have posted the recipe before, but have since, made the recipe again and rephotographed the food so I am reposting it for your enjoyment.

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After making Cinnamon Swirl Bread for several days in the last two weeks I decided to try my hand at Cinnamon Rolls and I've got to tell you, I LOVE the King Arthur Flour website for all things yummy in the yeast category. 

Their recipes are very easy to follow and so far the three I've tried have been wonderful.  Of course it helps that I use a Kitchen Aid mixer and don't have to kneed by hand!

Here's what you need:

1 cup lukewarm milk
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup (2 5/8 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
4 1/2 cups (19 1/2 ounces) Flour, unbleached 
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 Tbs. cinnamon

one 3-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup butter, unsalted, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla 
a few drops of water as needed to thin out the frosting

Combine the milk, eggs, melted butter, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until blended.
Add the flour and yeast and mix until incorporated.
Turn mixer on medium and mix for 5-7 minutes.  
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to make sure all sides are lightly greased, and cover with plastic wrap and a dry towel.
Place in a warm spot (I usually have mine on top of my stove with the oven on at 170 F) and raise until almost doubled in size.  This usually takes about 60 minutes but on a cold day it might take 1-2 hours.
After the dough has almost doubled in size, place a long piece of parchment on the counter, lightly flour the parchment and transfer the dough to the paper, roll it into a 16 x 21-inch rectangle-ish shape.
Spread the dough with the 1/3 cup butter. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle it evenly over the dough; and yes it already smells yummy.
Starting with a short end, roll the dough into a log
Cut the log in half, then each piece in half, and each piece into thirds to make 12 pieces.
Place the 12 slices into a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and raise in a warm place again for 30 - 60 minutes until doubled in size (again, mine took a little longer because my house was cold when I made them.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake 20 - 25 minutes; you may need to tent with tin foil for the last 10 minutes.  While the rolls are baking, make the icing and ice when they are still warm.
Here's the yummy goodness that was created today! 

To keep fresh cover with plastic warp and reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds before serving

Serves - 12 large rolls


Here's the handy printable - Cinnamon Rolls
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  1. Oh my word those cinnamon rolls look amazing!! I'm just discovering a love for baking and hope to be able to make something like this someday! I'm a new follower :) I hope you can pop by my blog sometime and follow if you like it

  2. Great step-by-step pics. These look amazing. I love your marble counter in the background!

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  4. Those look delicious. Perfect for a yummy weekend breakfast!

  5. Oh my, they look so yummy! :)

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  6. I like to bake and I enjoy making cinnamon rolls. So fun to work with the dough and all that butter and sugar and cinnamon! :)

    One of my friends posted a recipe for blueberry rolls on her blog and I knew I wanted to try them. They were fun to make and yummy too! I have some pictures of them on one of my blogposts.

  7. I love cinnamon rolls. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.

  8. Those look so wonderfully soft and sweet and comforting! I would love to eat one of those for breakfast.

  9. Oh my goodness Michelle, I am drooling over your Cinnamon Rolls. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. The cinnamon rolls look delicious. I tried a recipe that didn't use yeast but they weren't as good as I would have liked them to be, so I'll see if I have better luck with yours.

  11. Aren't homemade cinnamon rolls the best?! These look delicious, Michelle! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week.


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