Homemade Cinnamon Rolls & Frosting from Scratch

April 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm (cooking) (, , , , , )

I had a hankering for cinnamon rolls, and so I cruised the internet looking for recipes.

I’m honestly not sure where I found it anymore, I kind of took notes and ran off. So if someone knows the source for these (two different places), please let me know so I can give credit to them!

These recipes came out really well, I was very happy!

Cinnamon Rolls – source: sorry, don’t remember

Frosting – source: sorry T__T.

Dough Ingredients:
2c warm water
2 pkg yeast
1/2c sugar
2 eggs
1tsp salt
1/3c canola oil
6-7c flour  (ended up being 6 and a half cups for me)

Filling Ingredients:
Soft butter
Brown Sugar
Honey (my addition)

Frosting Ingredients:
2c powdered sugar
1 tbs melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk (I used skim, hence the butter)

Dissolve the yeast packets in the warm water, add sugar and salt.
Add oil, eggs, and 2c of flour, then beat until smooth.
Add 3c of flour, and knead, adding more flour until you reach the right consistency.
Cover and let it rise for 20 minutes.

Roll dough into a large rectangle – this was where  I remembered “I don’t have a rolling pin” and ended up using a glass Acqua Panna bottle. Lucky me, I remembered to dust the counter (and bottle!) with flour lol!!!

Add butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. I added butter, then a thick layer of brown sugar, drizzled it with honey, then dusted on the cinnamon.


Then comes the hard part – prying the dough off the counter and rolling it up.

Cut it into the size rolls you want, I suppose. I filled 2 pie dishes with 6 rolls apiece, and I greased the dishes first. This actually helped I think, to pry them out at the end!

Let them rise for 45 minutes. While they do this, preheat the oven to 350F.

After they’ve risen, stick them in the oven (on top of a lined tray…just sayin’.) for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. (Do check them after you pull them out, though… I ended up putting them back in for a while. Tops were done, inside bottom not so much.)

Now, while they bake, you can prepare your frosting!!! Or after. Frosting is easy, I was pleasantly surprised.

Mix the sugar, butter, and vanilla, and add the milk as you stir, until you are barely able to stir. Spread over the nice warm cinnamon rolls. Mmmmmmm

Now. Eat your rolls!!!!

Thank you for looking, hope you enjoy! 😀


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