Monday, March 26, 2012

Cinnamon rolls - I love these!

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

***Warning: these are super yummy, but really not good for you!***

1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cupwater
1/2 package instant vanilla pudding (1/2 of a 3.4 ounce box)
1 cup of milk
1 beaten egg
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast

1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup raisins (optional)

4 ounces cream cheese softened
1/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp milk

Rolls: Place ingredients in machine following manufacturer's instructions. Set for dough cycle. After the cycle is done remove from machine and roll out to approx 17 x 10 inch rectangle.

Filling: Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread softened butter over rolled out dough. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over top.

Roll tightly from long end, pinching edges closed when rolled. Slice rolled dough into 1/2 inch slices. Place into greased cake pan (9 inch round is best - you will need 3 of them). Let rise until doubled.

Baked 350 for 15-20 minutes, until golden... you don't want to over bake!

Spread frosting over very warm rolls.

Best fresh, but can be reheated in the microwave for 10-15 sec.