Friday, June 21, 2013

Adventures in cinnamon rolls

My husband just loves anything with dough and anything sweet. His mom makes some serious cinnamon rolls, so I have set out to top them. Too bad he wasn't home to do the taste test, guess the 4 kids that are here will have to do!

In my looking for the perfect recipe (pinterest) I came across one that was almost perfect.  I used her recipe as a base and altered it slightly.  You can see Lydia's recipe HERE

 Cinnamon Pinwheel Buns
Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman Cooks
Makes 2 batches

Ingredients for rolls:
 2 cupsMilk
1/2 C Vegetable Oil
1/2 C Sugar
2 1/4 t Active Dry Yeast
4 1/2 C Flour
1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 T Salt
1 Cup Butter, melted
 3 T Cinnamon
1 1/2 C Sugar

 Maple Icing:
 3 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
3 T Butter, melted
 1/4 C Milk
2 T Maple Syrup

♥ Gently heat the milk, oil and sugar over a medium heat then set aside to cool.
♥ When milk mixture is lukewarm sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for a minute.
♥ Add 4 cups of flour to the mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it is just combined.
♥ Cover with a tea towel and leave it to rise in a warm place (like in the window or hot water cupboard) for an hour.
♥ Once dough has risen, add baking powder, baking soda, salt and the rest of the flour and stir thoroughly to combine.
♥ Sprinkle some flour on a bench and roll out half the mixture into a large rectangle.
♥ Brush on a generous amount of butter over the dough.
♥ Sprinkle half the cinnamon over the entire dough surface followed by half of the sugar.
♥ Roll up the dough nice and tight and secure by pinching the edges together.
♥ Transfer your cinnamony dough log to a chopping board and cut into even pieces about 3cm wide. ♥ Repeat the process with the other lot of dough.
♥ Grease two cake tins with Pam and place sliced rolls inside, making sure not to over crowd them.
♥ Cover the tin with a tea towel again and let them sit for at least 20 minutes to rise again.
♥ Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 13 to 17 minutes until they are golden brown.
♥ While the buns are baking make the maple icing.
My two year old sat in front of the oven for at least 3 minutes just starting at them.  If you know toddlers, 3 minutes is like a lifetime!
Pour the icing over the rolls while still warm

They were seriously DELICIOUS!   And I just snagged a cold one, and it's still soft and gooey, almost just as good cold.  Almost, not quite, but almost.

I'd say today's been a good day.

1 comment:

  1. oh! these look so so delish!!!! well done!!!