Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls: A Culinary Orgasm

There is no way to describe these other than to say they are a culinary orgasm. Try it and see ;-)
Stephanie's Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees, no lower but no too much hotter as to kill the yeast)
2 eggs, room temperature, beaten
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
4 cups bread flour (use extra for kneading)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 oz packet of yeast
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
Slight 1/3 cup flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margarie, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sift
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Add the sugar and let the mixture stand for about five minutes. Melt the butter and add it to the mixture. Add the eggs, salt and flour to the mixture, blending thoroughly. Using flour-dusted hands, knead the dough into a large ball on a flat surface. If you have a Kitchen Aid or a Bosch mixer, put the ingredients in as above and let it do the work! Put the dough back into a bowl sprayed with a non-stick spray, cover it with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour or until dough has doubled in size.
Make the filling by combining the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl.
After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out on a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll dough into a 16 x 21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/2 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Working from the 21" side, roll up the dough and pinch the edge shut. Cut the rolled dough into 12 rolls. Place in a lightly greased/sprayed 9 x 13 baking pan. Cover the pan and let rise until nearly doubled maybe 30-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are LIGHTLY browned. (They can brown fast, watch closely!)
Beat frosting ingredients until smooth and spread on rolls while a tad warm.
EAT AND ENJOY!!! Be careful though, when others hear the sounds you are making while indulging in them, they will want some too ;-)

1 comment:

John Barclay said...

When I saw the word Orgasm, I had to stop! Totally agree... a good cinnamon roll is Orgasmic!