Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

We were in need of some bread this morning, so I decided to make a sweet dough so I could also make cinnamon rolls. I took some pictures while I was at it :)

In a small pan melt together 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup milk. Heat until butter is melted and mixture is warm. In the Bosch mixer with the dough hook:

4 1/2 cups warm water
warmed milk mixture
3/4 cup honey or maple syrup (I prefer maple syrup, and not pancake syrup)
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. dough enhancer
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
3 cups freshly ground hard wheat flour
2 1/2 Tbsp. Saf yeast (instant yeast)
Mix for 1 minute until well combined. Cover and let sponge for 35 minutes, jog down as it rises to the top. Add:
2 1/2 Tbsp. sea salt
enough flour to clean the sides of the bowl
Add flour one cup at a time until the dough is cleaning the sides of the bowl. Don't over add flour, the dough should be soft and tacky, but not gooey.

Yes, today was a good baking day! While I was letting the dough sit for a minute, it completely rose out of the top! There is no way to get out of letting the children give it a few pokes.

Now this is enough dough to make at least 2-3 loaves of bread (and sweet breads are extra yummy just with butter and honey!), plus 1 and half pans of cinnamon rolls.

On an oiled counter top, roll out a large portion of dough into a large rectangle about 1/2" thick.

Brush well with melted butter and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Brush again to distribute the cinnamon.

Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Roll lengthwise, making the roll fairly tight.

With a long piece of dental floss, slide the floss underneath the roll, cross the threads, pull and cut.

Place rolls in a greased baking dish. Leave a little space between each so they may rise without becoming too crowded!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until brown and done.

In a small bowl whisk together until smooth:
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. half&half
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. melted butter

I added 1/2 cup of coconut milk powder, but that is optional. Coconut milk powder is usually found in specialty baking stores. Enjoy!

Many blessings, ~*~Jessica~*~

1 comment:

Emily said...

Your cinnamon rolls looks so wonderful! I love making these for breakfast and will have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

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