Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

 These are the best Cinnamon Rolls, if I do say so myself. I made them this morning for breakfast for some good friends who came  by for breakfast.  They do take quite a bit of time but I think the dough could probably be made the night before and after the cinnamon rolls are shaped in the pan, before the second rising be refrigerated until morning.
As I'm looking at this picture I realize  that I was a little sloppy with the frosting. These really taste   a lot better than they look :)

Cinnamon Rolls
 1 cup warm milk                                       
 1/2 cup granulated sugar
 1/3 cup margarine
 1 teaspoon salt
 2 eggs
 4 cups flour
 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
 2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup margarine, softened

1/3 cup  margarine
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt

Bread machine instructions:
This is how I make the dough in order to save some hands on time.
Combine  Milk, sugar, margarine, salt, eggs, flour and yeast in Bread machine in order given by manufacturer. Run a dough cycle. My machine takes an hour and a half for a dough cycle, then  I follow the regular instructions starting with rolling out dough into rectangle ( step ***)

- For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
Add sugar, margarine salt, eggs, and flour, mix well.
-Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
-Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
***Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, until it is approx 21 inches long by 16 inches wide.
It should be approx 1/4 thick.
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-To make filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
-Spread the softened margarine over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon evenly over the surface.
-Working carefully, from the long edge, roll the dough down to the bottom edge.
-Cut the dough into 1 3/4 inch slices, and place in a lightly greased baking pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled .
-Bake for 10- 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
-While the rolls are baking combine the icing ingredients.Beat well with an electric mixer until fluffy.
-When the rolls are done, spread with icing.

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