A Taste of Home

Germany has many amazing foods, but once in a while I just crave a little taste of home. This week I was craving American style cinnamon rolls. They make cinnamon rolls here in Germany, but they are just a little dryer and not nearly as sweet. While I have posted a recipe for cinnamon rolls before, I found this simple recipe the other day and actually like it better.  The previous was for vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls which if I remember correctly the dough was stickier and a little harder to work with.  I don't make cinnamon rolls often as they are such huge calorie bombs, but the children were beyond thrilled when they walked in the door from school and found them.  Well, it is the weekend.  As I sit here writing, my neighbor is celebrating something.  It sounds like they are having a good time, but I pray they all go home by midnight. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls
2 cups of warm milk
1 packet of dry yeast
1/2 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of sugar
let packet of yeast do its work for about 1 minute before adding
4 cups of flour all purpose
stir till just blended and cover with a towel and place in a warm spot for 1 hour
then when the time is up add
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 cups of flour all purpose

turn out onto a floured counter top and roll out the dough.  Spread 3/4 cup of softened butter,  3/4 cups of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon.

Roll up the dough, slice, and place in a baking pan.  I used parchment paper just for easy cleanup but is not necessary. Allow rolls to rise for 30 minutes and then bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.  Should be a golden brown.  While the rolls are baking in a bowl whisk together

4 ounces of softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of softened butter
2 tablespoons of milk
1 cup of powder sugar.  If too thin add a little powder sugar until you reach the desired thickness.

When the rolls are done, take out of the oven and pour cream cheese frosting over the top.
Recipe from Tasty.  Enjoy!


Gosh those rolls sound so good; no wonder your kids were thrilled! Here in our resort there are a lot of party people... but since we are all senior citizens, at least the noise stops early.
Anonymous said…
These look so easy, Kelleyn! Thank you for sharing the recipe with All Seasons:) Too bad you are not staying longer, they say that 5 years is the average time of cultural adjustment. Sweet - that reminds me of something - in the beginning we couldn't handle the sweetness of cake (box recipe), so we ate cornbread instead:):)
Living abroad is often a mixed bag -many exciting new things, but also missing home. Remember there is Skype or Face time to connect with old friends:):)
123design.me said…
Yummie - I like such Rolls. I know the recipe from Finland
NatureFootstep said…
lol, made me think of my grandmother. She was good at doing this. :) Thanks for the memory.
NCSue said…
Well - THAT is drool-worthy! They look great!
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Angie said…
My mouth was watering from the very first picture! I think it's the gooey icing that gets me the most! With our cold weather here and the amount of exercise we are getting with winter sports, I think I can justify the calories!
We have never made our own cinnamon rolls, but these looked so wonderful that I may try the recipe sooner rather than later, Kelleyn. I can well imagine that your children were happy when they came home from school and smelled these treats, and happier yet after enjoying them.
molly said…
Not had a cinnamon roll is forever!

Mandy said…
Oh yum! You are making me hungry! :)
These look good! It's nice to have a taste of home occasionally.
chica said…
Hmmmm... Que delícia! Ótima receita! beijos, chica e ótima semana! chica
eileeninmd said…
Hello, your cinnamon rolls look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Happy Monday, enjoy your day!
Klara S said…
I love cinnamon. Food looks gorgeous!

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