Thursday, January 31, 2008


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!


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! :)