Saturday, October 27, 2012

Clone of a Cinnbon

Cinnamon rolls are one of those gorgeous, mythical things that you can only eat if you're lucky to live close enough to a Cinnabon (or an Ikea). However, it is really not that hard! I'm saying this from the perspective of a bread machine owner, because all I have to do is throw in all of the dough ingredients in and run the dough cycle. That is the bulk of the work, and everything else is easy peasy.

To make the dough, use 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp butter, 2 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 1/4 tsp yeast. Run the dough cycle. 

Annd this is what the dough should look like after the rise(s). In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar and 4 tsp cinnamon. Also, in another bowl, melt 2 Tbsp buttered. Flatten the dough to a long sheet covering your surface...

Brush the flattened down with butter and sprinkle with topping. Then, starting on one end (on the long side), roll the dough jellyroll style.

Use a sharp knife to cup up the roll into 9 equal pieces, and place into a greased 8x8 pan. You can either stop here by putting the rolls into the fridge tonight, and then let it reach room temperature when you want to use it, or just bake it right then and there. I waited overnight, and then baked it the next morning at 400F for 20 minutes. 

While the dough is baking, make a frosting of 4oz cream cheese, 2 Tbsp butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and a drop of vanilla and salt. I forgot to add vanilla and salt, but it made no difference on the taste... .>_> suspicious

YUM fresh from the oven

Now, smother it with our cream cheese frosting

It's like a sweet fluffy pillow

Would I make this again? definitely

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