Thursday, January 21, 2010

Recipe: Heavenly Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious. Here is a recipe that is fantastic. It is from the Pioneer Woman, a blogger who wrote a cookbook of her favorite recipes. It is no wonder that this one would be included.
I changed it a little, for our tastes, but these are wonderful.
And while these aren't as delicious as the sticky buns that Dad would bring Gram, I think even Gram would approve of these...
Here is the slightly modified recipe.

4 cups 2% milk
1 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
2 pkgs active dry yeast
9 -10 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 T salt

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1/8 - 1/4 cup cinnamon

Frosting - recipe follows.

Mix the milk, canola oil and sugar in a deep pan. Heat until hot, not boiling. Turn off heat and let cool 45 min to 1 hour until warm to the touch.
Pour yeast on top of milk and let sit for 1 minute. Stir in 8 cups of flour. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
Stir in 1 more cup of flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt. Now, you can cover and put in the fridge for a couple of days, just punch down when it starts to rise. OR, you can roll out the dough on a floured surface (in parts or all the dough at once.)
Roll the dough into a rectangle and spread with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar and then with cinnamon.
Roll into a log. Slice into 1 1/2 - 2 inch slices. Place in a greased pan (either round or 13x9)

Bake at 375 for 15 - 18 minutes for a 8" round pan or 20 min for a 13 x9 pan. Watch the rolls and remove when golden brown.

Let cool for 20 minutes or longer if you wish. Prepare frosting and spread on cooled rolls.
When cool cover with film.


Frosting: 2 - 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 2 T maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla, 4 T softened cream cheese. Mix all ingredients together adding more milk or powdered sugar as needed to form a frosting.

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