More Hanging Out in the Kitchen

Ella and Lillian sampling the icing!

Here are a couple of cute snapshots of the older three when they were helping me in the kitchen a few days ago. We were making homemade cinnamon rolls - YUM! Definitely not South Beach friendly but so easy to make now that my neighbor loaned me her bread machine. I hope she doesn't want it back anytime soon - these are a new family favorite.

I waited too long to take a picture of the finished product - they were all gone! So you will have to take my word for it. They are very reminiscent of Cinnabon, except that this icing recipe doesn't have cream cheese in it... something I plan to change the next time I cook these (which will probably be this weekend).

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls (courtesy of Money Saving Mom)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg, lightly beaten plus 2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour (Add a bit more if dough seems too wet after first few minutes of kneading in the bread machine.)
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Filling (double this if you like a lot of cinnamon!):
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Put the dough ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed and run on the dough cycle. After the dough cycle is finished, roll the dough into a large rectangle and spread it with 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 2/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon.

Roll up and cut into 10-15 rolls and place in two greased round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned. Spread the icing on as soon as they come out of the oven.

You can also cover the unbaked rolls with plastic wrap, stick them in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake in the morning.

1 comment:

Brian and Ella said...

yum!! can't wait to try this recipe!