Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Cinnamon story or

How I make Cinnamon rolls.

I've been asked once or twice when I've posted if I "crack a tube of pillsbury"
for the cinnamon rolls that I make.

Figured I'd show ya how it's done.

Proof your yeast with warm water and sugar.
Cuz Alton says so
Not that it's his recipe that I use, but saw one of his shows once and he recommends it, so Ok, works for me.
(make muffins for colton while it's proofing)

Find a willing helper to crack and smash your nuts.
I like pecans.

Start your caramel sauce to simmering.
Butter, brown sugar and corn syrup - recipe calls for light, realize you don't have any so use dark - write corn syrup on the grocery list. There was no noticeable difference using dark. 

When the yeast/water is frothy add your flour, salt, butter, powdered milk.
(take out the muffins from the oven)

Mix it up

kneed for a bit, until nice and soft.
Then let it rise.
While rising clean the kitchen up. 
I absolutely can not stand to work in a kitchen with sink filled with dirty dishes or cabinets that are cluttered.

Have the nut crusher pour the caramel sauce into pie plates and sprinkle one of them with the nuts.

When the dough has doubled in size roll it out and 

Sprinkle a generous amount of a cinnamon/sugar mixture on the rolled out dough.
FYI - antique sweatshirt circa 1988.

Roll up the dough and have the nut cracker cut in about 1.5 inch slices

  and place in prepared pie plates

 Let rise as long as you can stand it, was about 40 min when we put these in the oven.

Bake at 375* until golden brown.

Invert onto a plate and eat!
I usually don't put quite that much nuts on them, but there wasn't enough left in the bag to do another nut crunch so I told Caden to use them all. 



Ami said...

You left out a VERY important step.


Get out the dough ingredients.
Dump them into the bread machine.
Walk away.

Then roll them out and proceed however you want to.

Lisa said...

Yum! But my way is still Pillsbury.

tainterturtles said...

I use to make cinnamon rolls when our kids were little. One of these days I hope to make a batch after seeing your blog post. They look delicious Kellie!

Nikker said...

Mmmmm! Made my mouth water! Looks as though I am going to have to give this a whirl in the next few days! Thanks for sharing!!

Nicole said...

Sounds yummy! Where's mine?

SunnySD said...

Mmmmmm.... have to admit, since I got the bread maker a couple Christmas's ago (everyone insisted I would love it, I resisted, and ended up with one anyway) I've been going Ami's route and dumping everything in the breadmaker for the dough portion. But there's nothing quite like the from scratch ones - especially with a willing helper :)