Saturday, 9 January 2010

okay! these cinnamon rolls are my ticket to be famous!


i made cinnamon rolls! again! for the countless time but now i've found the perfect recipe, so easy..
the recipe is from ree drummond a.k.a the pioneer woman and the recipe has got many good review from bloggers, the only problem was only the amount of the rolls, so many, like 7 pans and i absolutely had to scaled them down otherwise im getting fatter. thank god, im not the only one with that problem, so after browsing for the scaled down recipe, i finally found the right one from a very yummy site


seriously, this is sooo crazy easy, wait wait, i like that words.. "crazy easy!" :D
all you have to do is boil, mix and wait.. the waiting part was actually the hardest part.. since waiting and me arent really good friends..heehee..
i made them with chocolate chip along with the basic sugar brown+cinnamon filling. the result was reeeeaally good un-ordinary cinnamon rolls but weird, weird because the idea of cinnamon and chocolate isnt too friendly with my family. though i've eaten chocolate cinnamon rolls from cinnabon when i was in dubai airport and got HOOKED!
anyways, my family liked the chocolate chip cinnamon rolls though they still demand the original cinnamon rolls for tomorrow :D
by the way the added of chocolate chip was inspired by the famous nestle tollhouse colosal cinnamon rolls.


okay, for the recipe

the pioneer woman cinnamon rollls
, way scaled down recipe from these are yummies

For the rolls:
1 c milk
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c sugar
1/2 packet Active Dry Yeast (that’s 1 1/8 tsp)
2 + 1/4 c AP flour
1/4 heaping tsp baking powder
1/4 scant tsp baking soda
3/4 heaping tsp salt
1/3 c softened butter
1/4 c brown sugar
healthy dose of cinnamon

For the icing:
1 tsp vanilla
2 T milk
1 T butter
1-2 T brewed coffee
pinch of salt
1 – 1 1/2 c powdered sugar (or enough to thicken icing as desired)

First, we make the rolls:

Mix milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a saucepan. Heat the mixture just to the point of it beginning to boil (small bubble will begin to form) and remove from heat. Leave to cool at least 30 minutes or so, or until the mixture is lukewarm to warm. Sprinkle the yeast over top of the warm mixture and let sit for a minute. Add 2 cups of flour. Stir together well; the mixture will be sticky. Cover and let rise for at least one hour.

Add 1/4 cup more flour, and baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir together. You should have a slightly sticky dough at this point.

You now have two options: 1) Cover and put the dough in the fridge overnight to rise. PW mentions even letting sit for a day or two until you’re ready to make the rolls. I went this route. OR 2) Go ahead and make the rolls.

Sprinkle counter generously with flour. Dump the dough out onto the counter and form a rough rectangle. Roll the dough out thin; try to keep the shape generally rectangular. Spread the softened butter out over the dough; then sprinkle on the brown sugar and enough cinnamon as you’d like. Begin rolling up the dough at one of the long sides of the rectangle. Try to keep the roll relatively tight. Once fully rolled, pinch the seam to seal it up.

Smear a little more softened butter around two round foil tins or pie pans. Then cut your rolls approximately 3/4 to 1 inch thick and arrange them in the buttered pans. (They should be spaced approximately as shown in the earlier photo.) Allow the rolls to rise another 20-30 minutes.

In the mean time, preheat your oven to 375F. After the rolls have risen, bake until light golden brown (around 15 to 18 minutes).

When your rolls are almost done, make the icing:

In saucepan, heat butter, milk and coffee until warmed through. Stir in salt and vanilla. Add powdered sugar slowly until it reaches the desired consistency. It should be pourable. We tried to keep the powdered sugar as minimal as possible, so we could still taste the coffee and vanilla flavors, but it is up to you. Adjust the ingredients to taste. Drizzle icing over warm rolls.

note: i didnt make the icing, they were devoured within seconds after they got out from oven so seriously, there's really no place for the icing. i didnt need the icing too anyway because of the adding of chocolate chip, they were sweet enough :)


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