Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sweet Holiday Treat - Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

 
 
Homemade cinnamon rolls warm from the oven!
 
 
When my husband and I first married, I could barely boil water!  But after 13 years of "on the job training", I've become pretty good in the kitchen.  Or, at least no one complains (except when I make lentils!).  One of my husband's favorites are these homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.  He always requests a batch for office parties.  It makes me feel good that he's proud of my kitchen creations. 
 
 
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Ingredients:
 
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
 
for filling:  cinnamon, brown sugar and 2 - 3 tablespoons melted butter
 
-Dissolve yeast in warm milk {I add 2 tsp of sugar to a measuring cup, pour in the warm milk, then add the yeast.  I allow the yeast to proof for 5 minutes before combining with other ingredients}
 
-In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, oil and eggs.  Blend together using paddle attachment.  Add in yeast-milk mixture.  As ingredients begin to incorporate, switch to dough hook attachment to finish the kneading. 
 
-Place dough in a bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until dough has doubled. {see tip #3 here for my dough rising technique}
 
-Roll out dough on floured surface.  Spread melted butter over the dough, then evenly sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
 
-Working from the long edge, carefully roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
 
-Cut dough into 1 inch slices and place in lightly greased baking pan.
 
-Bake for 10 - 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
 
 
 
 
Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients:
 
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 
-Combine frosting ingredients in mixing bowl.  Beat well with electric mixer until fluffy.  Spread generously on warm rolls.


 
 
When I'm preparing these rolls for breakfast or hubby's office parties, I assemble the rolls the night before, refrigerate overnight and bake the next morning.  Ensuring they will be delivered to his office nice and warm!
 
 
Enjoy!
 
 
Mary Ellen

9 comments:

  1. Those look delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. Oh, how delicious looking! I`m now off to make myself some for Christmas eve breakfast.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. Dear Mary Ellen.
    This recipe is divine! A total winner! I shall now include this into my Culinary Delights page on my blog and give reference to you as well.
    The rolls I had made earlier turned out fabulous, even so I did forget to put the two
    eggs into the dough mix. The rolls will be much appreciated by my family tomorrow morning.
    Happy Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Sarina! Have a Merry Christmas!

      Mary Ellen

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