Thursday, March 11, 2010

Scrumptious Rolled Into A Bun

Because I am so good and kind, I'm going to give you a recipe. I experimented with my bread maker and I combined a couple of different recipes I have to come up with this:I call them my Laundry Day Cinnamon Rolls. Why? Because I let them raise on my dryer while it was churning out loads of clothes. I made the dough in my bread maker. Easy peesy. Oh, and my rolls are made with half whole wheat flour and half white flour. If your family isn't used to wheat, then all white is the way to go. Enjoy.

Laundry Day Cinnamon Rolls
(In The Bread Maker)

1 small box of INSTANT vanilla pudding
1 c. milk
1/2 c. milk
2 T. butter, melted
1 egg
2 T. sugar
1 t. salt
3 1/2 c. flour
1 pkg. yeast

1 stick of butter
2 c. brown sugar
3 t. cinnamon

Whisk HALF the box of pudding with 1 c. cold milk. Let stand for 5 minutes, until pudding sets.
Add: 1/2 c. milk, melted butter, egg, sugar and salt. Mix to combine.
Pour into your bread machine.
Add flour on top. Make a small indentation in the flour and pour in the yeast.

Set your bread machine on the 'dough' setting and start.
The pudding makes this mixture really thick, my bread machine had a hard time in the initial mixing. I used a fork and pushed around the edges until it was completely formed into dough. Depending on your machine, you may need to add a little more flour. My dough was still sticking to the sides, so I sprinkled on enough flour for the dough to form into a ball.

Once dough is finished, remove and roll out into a large rectangle. (I spray my counter top with cooking spray as well as my rolling pin so that I don't add more flour to the dough).

Slightly melt/soften the stick of butter. Use a pastry brush to spread over the entire surface of your dough. Sprinkle on the brown sugar. Sprinkle on the cinnamon. Gently spread/smooth the brown sugar with your hand to make sure it evenly coats all of the dough. Roll up very tightly. Cut into 1-2 inch sections (depending on how thick you like your rolls).

Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover with towels and place cookie sheets on top of your running dryer to raise (about an hour) until doubled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Watch carefully and take them out when they just START to turn golden brown. Do not over bake!

Cool slightly and frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine until smooth:
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
1 t. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar
1 T. milk


Christy said...

I did lots of laundry today... won't you bring me some rolls?

Straight Fancy said...

Yum, I love that the bread machine does all the work. Trying them tomorrow.It's always laundry day at my house!

Bobbie said...

looks delicious :) I would love for you to come and link up to check me out saturdays at www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com