Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls

Hi everyone! I've been so bad about posting, but I'm trying to get back into it. Today I'm sharing the recipe for cinnamon rolls - I made these for Father's Day and they are so good!  

I used the recipe from  the KitchenAid Stand Mixer manual. These take a while to make, so if you're planning on having them for breakfast, I recommend making them the night before.

  • Sweet dough
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 2 packages active dry yeast
    • 1/3 cup warm water
    • 3 eggs
    • 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Yield: 24 rolls

To begin, you need to make the sweet dough. Place the milk, sugar, salt, and butter in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a mixer bowl.

Add lukewarm milk mixture, eggs, and 5 cups flour. Attach the dough hook to your mixer and mix for about 2 minutes on low speed.

Continuing on low speed, add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time and mix about 2 minutes, or until the dough clings to the hook and cleans the sides of the bowl. Continue to mix on low speed for 2 minutes longer.

Place dough in a greased bowl and cover. Let dough rise for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in bulk.

Now you're ready to move on to the filling.

Place brown sugar,, sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon and pecans in a mixer bowl.  Mix with a flat beater on low speed for about 1 minute.

Punch down the dough and roll it into a 10x24 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.

Spread sugar-cinnamon mixture evenly on dough.

Roll dough tightly from the long side to form a 24-inch roll, pinching the seams together.

Cut into 24 slices, 1-inch each.

Place rolls in an 11x15x2 baking pan and cover. Let rise for 45-60 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.

Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes.

 Remove from pans immediately and serve. Enjoy!