Prep 2 hrs
Cook 16 mins
I chanced upon these while searching Dutch oven web sites and found http://www.ani-lati.org/seabreeze/breakfest_dishes.htm. Very easy to make. Better to make them in a 13- by 9-inch pan. Making a second tray takes only an additional 15 - 20 minutes. Additional pictures are at http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=289011.
- 1 cup warm milk (105 - 110 F)
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons instant yeast
- 4 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1⁄3 cup unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces
- 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup unsalted butter, melted on very low heat
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add yeast to warm milk with a pinch of sugar, stir with a fork to dissolve and let stand 5 minutes.
- Grease the inside of the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add flour, sugar, salt, and vital wheat glutted to the bowl. Blend the softened butter with the eggs in a bowl with a fork. Add to bowl. Add dissolved yeast solution. Knead with dough hook to make a dough.
- Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 4 to 7 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn to oil the dough, cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in a warm place (75 – 80 °F) for 60 minutes until the dough has nearly doubled in size.
- Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, and roll it into a 16 by 21-inch rectangle. Melt butter over very low heat until just melted. Spread melted butter over the dough and brush to coat. Don’t go all the way to the edge with the butter. That way, the edge will seal when you roll it up and the individual rolls are easier to pick up.
- Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the dough and spread it out evenly with a spatula. Roll the dough into a log. Even the rolled log to uniform size.
- Cut into 12 slices with a baker’s bench knife (dough scraper) or a large knife. Place the buns in a greased 13- by 9-inch pan. Place the two end pieces in the pan “inside side” up.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until they are nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake the buns in a preheated 400 °F oven until they are golden brown, about 15 - 17 minutes.
- Icing: In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Let the buns cool about 5-6 minutes before frosting. Spread the icing on the buns.
Oh my goodness! These were so very very yummy and soft and just wonderful. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and half all-purpose, added some ground flax seed and mixed the dough in my bread machine. I actually have always made my cinnamon rolls much more gooey but I like them like this too, not as sticky. I also only added a cup of sugar to the icing as I prefer it less sweet. I think they're magic rolls though, because they disappeared pretty darn quick, especially after sending a couple to school for the bus driver and teacher :). Thanks for posting PaulO, this recipe is definitely a keeper ! Made and enjoyed for PAC Spring 2011 :)
Very nice tasting cinnamon rolls, these, & the only change I made was to drizzle a portion of the icing over the rolls rather than use the entire amount! In fact, I could even have been totally satisfied without the icing at all, but most of my guests much preferred them with the icing, so . . .! Definitely a cinnamon roll recipe worth making again! Thanks for posting it! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block]