Prep1 hr 30 mins
I adopted this from the recipezaar account. I HAVE made this recipe, though! They are absolutely delicious! Give this one a try!
- 1⁄2 cup whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 -5 cups unbleached all-purpose white flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 cups chopped pecans or 2 cups walnuts
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- In a small saucepan, scald the milk.
- Pour hot milk over the granulated sugar, salt and 1/2 cup of butter.
- Cool to lukewarm.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
- Add milk mixture to yeast and stir to mix.
- With a whisk, beat in eggs.
- Fit your mixer with a dough hook, add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth.
- Add enough flour to make a soft dough.
- Knead, adding small amounts of flour as necessary until the dough is smooth and elastic but not sticky.
- Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Punch down.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
- Roll dough into a rectangle about 15x22 inches.
- In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and brown sugar, Using a spatula, spread this over the dough up to 1/2 inch from the edges.
- Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the sugar and butter.
- Top with a layer of nuts.
- Roll dough up lenghthwise to make a log and pinch edge to seal.
- Slice dough evenly into 12 pieces.
- Place each piece cut side down on baking sheets 1 inch apart and let rise, covered with parchment or plastic for 15 minutes.
- Bake rolls until lightly browned on top- about 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven To prepare icing, beat 4 tablespoons of butter with the powdered sugar and lemon juice until fluffy.
- Using a spatula, smear the icing on top of the warm rolls.
These are some mighty tasty cinnamon rolls! They were easy to make, followed the directions exactly and they came out perfectly. I wonder how big your cinnamon rolls normally are though, Meanie, since I got 18 good sized rolls (cutting the dough just over 1 inch thick) out of this batch. Thanks for a keeper! These would be heavenly to pull out of the oven when you have guests over or for a special treat like Christmas.
Oh My God!!! Lovely, Lovely little wonders. Made them by hand and enjoyed the making as well as the serving and the eating. Used walnuts and they were yummy to the extreme. I was reminded all over again why baking is so special to me. :) Fay
These rolls were really great! I made them at Christmas time to give to my neighbours who are always helpful and also enjoy home baking. I brought them to their house while they were still hot out of the oven. They finished them off that evening. I had to have some for myself so I made another batch for myself. Oh, so good.