Sitting here enjoying a cup of tea with the Tree lit trying to figure out what I want to share with you. Firstly have a wonderful holiday however you choose or have to celebrate it. Hopefully next year will be how you want to celebrate it!
The timing for this post I would normally share how I make my prime rib roast for Christmas but I have shared that a few times now so I here is a link to how I do mine Christmas Garlic Herb Ribeye Roast I thought I would look through some of my older posts and share some of the rolls I have made over the years but I seem to have not posted any of them. I know I think that’s odd too. I don’t always make fresh rolls for holidays but I make them more then I buy them so I wonder why I haven’t posted about any of them. The only thing I can come up with is it would be hard to take pictures while my hands have flour water and yeast all over them. So if I make any this week I will be sure to have my daughter take the photos so I can share.
In our house Christmas breakfast is just as important as Christmas dinner. It might even be more important to some of us. I always make some egg dish, usually a strata since I assemble it the night before and just throw it in the oven and it cooks while we open presents. There is always something sweet like these cinnamon rolls or monkey bread. And the last several years fresh out of the oven croissants. I totally take the easy route on those and order them from Williams Sonoma. They sit out all night thawing and rising on the counter and in the morning we pop them into the hot oven and are never disappointed.
This recipe is so easy and quick; if you are a cinnamon roll lover there is no reason not to try making them. I can tell you honestly I will be making them as soon as I finish writing this blog.
homemade cinnamon rolls warm from the oven in under an hour
- 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast or 1 packet
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter softened/room temperature
- 2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
Pre-heat your oven to 200’ and just before you place the rolls in the oven; turn it off.
in a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In a microwave safe bowl heat the milk, water and butter till the butter melts 30-40 seconds. Once melted stir into the flour mixture and the egg and knead until the the dough is no longer sticky roughly 3-4 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl to rest for 5 or 6 minutes.
Mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the filing. Roll out the dough after it is done resting; into a 15″x 9″ rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top and then sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture over the butter. Roll the dough on the 15” side tightly and cut into 9 large even pieces
Place them in a 9″x 9″ slightly greased pan. (I place parchment in the pan so I can remove them easier) Cover with plastic wrap and place in the; turned off oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the plastic wrap and turn the oven up to 375’F. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are lightly browned.
Make the glaze while the rolls are in the oven. Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and use enough milk to make the glaze light enough for you to drizzle over the hot rolls when they come out of the oven.
Best served right out of the oven. They are OK re-heated but they do lose a little of their deliciousness. But I have never had any re-heated cinnamon roll that I truly loved
recipe adapted from: the recipe critic