Thursday, October 20, 2011

Old Fashioned Overnight Cinnamon rolls

The only Cinnamon rolls I have ever made were special allergy free ones. I have since always wanted to try making some so when I came across the recipe I decided now was the time. What I love about this recipe is you can do the work and the mess at night and have it cleaned up and so in the morning you get a huge reward of a clean kitchen and Yummy Cinnamon rolls! (You can make them in the morning and let them rise all morning-afternoon and cook them in the evening as well.)

I was lucky enough to have the sun rising when they came out of the oven! What a great day it was! (if only blogs had smells!)
This recipe also tells you how to do an orange roll which I will try in the near future! You can make them with cream cheese frosting too!

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 c warm water

  • 2 3/4 c flour
  • 1 c non-fat powdered milk powder
  • 1 c instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 c water

  • 5 - 7 1/2 c flour

  • Cinnamon Filling: 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • Orange Filling: 1 stick softened butter
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • grated rind of one orange

  • Icing: 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk

Directions:Dissolve yeast in 1 c. warm water. Set aside. Combine the next set of ingredients (2 3/4 c flour to the salt). Mix on medium speed for 10 seconds and then add the next set of ingredients (2 eggs to 2 1/2 c water). MIx on medium speed for 10 seconds then add the yeast mixture and 5 - 7 1/2 c. flour. When it is done mixing and kneading (6 minutes of kneading), let it rise until double (about 2 hours).
Divide the dough into two pieces. Roll the first into a rectangle 18 x 15 inches. Spread filling of choice evenly over the dough. Roll the dough. Cut into 1 1/4 inch wide slices. Place on pan leaving plenty of room to expand. Repeat with the second portion of dough.
The night before you wish to bake the rolls, place on greased pan leaving plenty of room between the rolls for expansion. Cover with cloth. Put pan in cool location to rise over night.
IN the morning, bake at 350ยบ for 15 - 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Frost.

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