Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mmmmmm.......


These were some cinnamon rolls that I made on one of the numerous snow days my kids have had recently. The kids loved them even though I totally messed the recipe while talking with my husband. This is a super simple recipe, and is not the yeast using variety. One day, I will get my nerve up and make these beauties over at La Mia Cucina. My jaw about dropped when I saw the cinnamon rolls made by Foodbeam. They are both Daring Bakers, of which cool blogger club I am vying to be a part of.
Here is the recipe for anyone interested:
2 Cups Sifted All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
8 Tbsp. Butter, softened
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
Grease your preferred baking sheet, these can really be baked on anything, I prefer a pie plate as above to hold the rolls together.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl (I have also been known to use 2 cups of a pre-made biscuit mix, i. e. Bisquick). Stir in vegetable oil, then add buttermilk and stir until blended.
Knead out the dough on a floured surface and smooth into an approximately 15x8 rectangle.
Spread the softened butter over the dough. Then combing sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the butter. I also at this step make almost a paste out of the butter/cinnamon sugar.
Roll up the rectangle as in a jelly roll. Cut the roll into 1 1/2 inch slices and arrange cut side up in your greased pan. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes.
While the rolls are baking I also whip up a quick version of cream cheese icing, usually halved for the amount of cinnamon rolls I need to cover. I also add milk to the icing until I get a nice spreading consistency, and then the icing melts on the rolls when they are warm.
*Yes, these are "quick" cinnamon rolls, but they still take a good 45 minutes and make a mess in the kitchen. Definitely a weekend or snow day type of breakfast. I always get the kids to chow these for two reasons:
1. They have a big appetite by the time they are done baking!
2. They are delicious!
Enjoy!
Michele

2 comments:

Data Babble said...

These look delicious... Would you be willing to post the recipe?

Michele McDonald said...

Thanks for the request data babble, here ya go! :)