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Friday, January 8, 2010

No School Cinnamon Rolls

Rolls:
1/2 cup butter melted
2 tablespoons dry active yeast
3 1/2 oz package of vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon of salt
6 cups of flour plus a little extra for rolling the dough out.
1 teaspoon of sugar.


Filling:
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 cups of confectioner's sugar
8 ounces of cream cheese

In a bowl add water, yeast, and teaspoon of sugar. Set aside and wait for yeast to bubble up to make sure it is active. In a separate bowl add pudding and make according to directions. Then add eggs and melted butter. Add these ingredients to yeast mixture and then add flour and salt. Mix and transfer dough to a greased bowl to rise. Takes about an hour maybe less depending on temperature in your house. The dough should have doubled in size. After an hour roll out dough on a floured surface. I made the mistake of not flipping dough over before adding the filling, so my dough stuck a little to the counter surface. In a bowl mix filling ingredients then spread out on flatten dough. Then roll the dough up. Cut into 1 inch thick pieces or 1/2 pieces depending on how big you like your rolls. Place into a 9x13 greased baking dish allow to rise once more about 25 minutes then back in oven for about 30 minutes. The photo above is made with just a confectioner's glaze because my children don't like cream cheese frosting. Yums and lip smacking were heard from throughout my kitchen. They were a huge success! The dough was so tender and moist!

School was canceled today because of black ice. The boys had fun sliding around on card board boxes. They spent the morning of at the Peterson's playing with their boys. The Colman's came too.

2 comments:

Thatchers Treehouse...Tami said...

After being here in Utah I bet they couldnt believe school was cancelled for that tiny amount of snow! CraZineSs! I love having my boys home though...FUN! Those rolls look delicous...going to have to try them!
Much Love!
Send me the picture of ROman and THatch, will you please?
Thanks!
Tami

Dana said...

Yum!