sunday recipe: extra yummy cinnamon rolls

last night after watching paula deen & cat cora vs. tyler flourence & robert irvine during iron chef "competition: holiday dessert" my mouth was watering to say the least. i was then so lucky to come home to the boy making some extra delicious cinnamon rolls which definitely helped satisfy the sweet tooth i had developed. oooh, i've forgotten how much i love cinnamon rolls...

here is an incredible recipe i found on food network, just in time for holiday breakfast...and because its a paula deen recipe you know its going to be doughy, sweet and incredibly delicious.

1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional

4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water

heat oven to 350 degrees f.
in a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. in a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. add yeast mixture. mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

when doubled in size, punch down dough. roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. spread melted butter all over dough. mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired. beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. cut into 12 to 15 slices.

coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned. meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. spread over slightly cooled rolls.

happy baking!!

1 comment:

stardustandberries said...

Yummy! I've been doing a lot of holiday baking, and baking shortbread chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the comments on my blog!

Happy holidays,
Anna from http://rosystardustdreams.blogspot.com/

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