Sunday, May 31, 2015

SRC - Cinnamon Rolls

This month I was able to cross something off my "Cooking Bucket List." Cinnamon Rolls have been sitting on the list for a while - they were so much fun to make.




Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!

This month I was assigned the blog, bcmom's kitchen, I loved how reading about this blog immediately reminded me of my own.  The main focus is on recipes that are not just good but also easy. Taking the frustration out preparing dinner and making it fun and doable.  I found so many delicious recipes on here, the Chili Lime Salmon Tacos sound amazing and I still plan on making these Sweet Potato Chips.  For this reveal I decided to challenge myself with an item that has been on my Cooking Bucket List for quite some time, Cinnamon Rolls.

I am so excited because I finally made cinnamon rolls

and they were so good 

and they were so easy 

and I will be making them again 

and again.

I did do one thing wrong, I placed these rolls in a round and way too small pan when I baked them.  Here is the before picture:



They look really good here but after they cooked they were fighting for space in this small pan.  I did take a picture but it was so bad and almost obscene - I couldn't bring myself to post it.  Lesson learned.  The good news is that while they may not have been the best looking cinnamon rolls they were definitely the best tasting ones I have had in a long time!

recipe from bcmom's kitchen
Ingredients:

for the dough
1 cup of milk
1/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of butter 
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
4 - 4 1/3 cups AP flour
1 package active dry yeast


for the filling:
3 tablespoons of butter, melted
1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon

for the icing
1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
3-4 teaspoons of milk

Directions:
Place all the dough ingredients in a bread maker and run the dough cycle.
Once this is done,  turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half.  Cover and allow dough to rise for 10 minutes.
Roll each half into a rectangle  about 12 x 8 inches.  Combine the sugar and cinnamon together.  Brush the dough with the butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.  
Roll each rectangle up, jelly roll style starting from the long side.  Pinch the seam together and then cut each half into 10 equal pieces.  Place these cut side down on a rectangular pan (not a round pan.) Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until rolls double in size.
Bake rolls in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
To make icing:
Stir together the powdered sugar and the vanilla in a small bowl, drizzle in the milk and mix until you have a smooth consistency.  Drizzle this over the rolls and enjoy!!!




10 comments:

  1. Your cinnamon rolls look wonderful. I wish I had one right now for breakfast!

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  2. I'm happy you liked them, and now that you know how easy they are, you can make them anytime! The bread machine really does make them super easy. I do need to check my recipe now to make sure I mentioned what size pan you should be using. You have me wondering! I think the original recipe called for cutting each half into 12 pieces and then placing 12 rolls each into 2 round baking pans. That always seemed like too much roll for the pan to me, so I can imagine what yours looked like with all of the rolls in one pan!

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    1. You mentioned the correct size pan - I just didnt listen. Now I know better. They were still yummy!!

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  3. I came soooo close to making these when I had Anna the other month and now really, really, really wish I had done them! They look fantastic :-)

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  4. These rolls look wonderful - so soft and full of flavor. I'd love one right now!!

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  5. I heart cinnamon rolls. Those look lovely. I wish they were here right now.

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  6. Love your SRC choice this month. Nothing beats a homemade cinnamon roll!

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  7. Congratulations on baking Cinnamon Rolls!!! Isn't it the best!? Nothing better than a made-from-scratch-by-your-own-hands CR :-) Beautiful, beautiful job! :-)

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  8. I swear I can smell these just looking at the photo. Can I reach in and grab one please?!?

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  9. What a great choice. Whenever I make cinnamon rolls (not often enough) I can barely stop myself from eating way more than my fair share. Love how yours turned out too, even if you might have chosen a larger pan if you had it to do over again - which you no doubt will :)

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