Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

I can't seem to keep up with my blog, there is always something that gets in the way
of posting new recipes but now that I threw out my old computer and have
a new one that is 10 times faster, I will try my best to update more often.
I think i will make it my new year's resolution to update my blog at east once
every week.

Now let's get to the good stuff. I had been craving cinnamon rolls for a while and
I finally made some a couple of days ago, they were absolutely delicious!
I tried a new recipe this time, a recipe that i found on one of my favorite blogs
White on Rice Couple. I changed a couple of things, I didn't have any
Vietnamese cinnamon but I am definitely going to try to find some now, also
I only used a little over 1/2 the sugar that it calls for in the filling and I added
some raisins. I recommend you guys try making cinnamon rolls, don't get intimidated
by the number of steps, it's really quite easy (:

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe adapted from White on Rice Couple
*makes 12 rolls

1 c Milk
4 t Active Dry Yeast, 1 1/2 packets
1/4 c Sugar
1 t Sea Salt
1/2 c unsalted Butter, melted
3 1/4 c all-purpose Flour

Cinnamon Filling
1/2 c unsalted Butter, melted
1 c Brown Sugar
1/4 c granular Sugar
2 1/2 T ground Cinnamon (or 3 T freshly grated Vietnamese cinnamon if you can get it)
1/4 - 1/2 c Raisins

2 oz Cream Cheese, at room temp.
1 c Confetioner’s Sugar
2 T Milk

1. Make the Dough. Gently warm the milk in the microwave for about 34-45 seconds until luke warm.
Pour milk into a bowl with the yeast, sugar, and sea salt. Stir to combine and dissolve yeast. Stir in the melted butter.

2. Mix in the flour until a soft dough forms. ( If too sticky you can add a little more flour but I found
my dough to be perfect, it might have even been a bit too much flour.)

3. Cover bowl and set in a warm place to rise for about an hour or until doubled in volume.

4. When dough is almost done rising, melt cinnamon filling butter. Combine sugars and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

lightly butter a 9×11 baking dish

5. Put dough on a lightly floured work surface.  Roll dough out to approx. 1/4″ thick and 18″x14″.

6. Spread Cinnamon Filling’s melted butter evenly across the top surface.  Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix over dough.  Beginning with the longer side facing you, use both hand to roll the dough into a log. Slice the log into 12 even sections.

7. Place the rolls cut side up in the buttered baking dish.  Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place. While rolls rise preheat oven to 350°F.

8. Bake the rolls for approx. 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.

9. While cinnamon rolls cool, make icing. Combine the cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and milk in a bowl and mix until smooth. Pour icing over cinnamon rolls and serve.


Later on today I will be posting 3 more recipes!
Double chocolate crackles, a Mrs.Fields chocolate chip
cookie and a delicious spinach quiche.

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