I got the easiest recipe for cinnamon rolls from a woman I met in the cake decorating class a month or so ago, and I finally decided to try it out today. Oh yum. De-lish, and oh, so easy to make.
It's made with frozen bread dough, so it's what I guess you'd call "semi-homemade" and it is perfect if you want to assemble it the night before and just pop it in the oven to bake in the morning.
Here's the recipe...
easy cinnamon rolls
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- dash vanilla
Roll dough to a rectangle, about 18x6 inches. Brush with the melted butter. Combine brown sugar, chopped nuts, and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Starting at long edge, roll dough up, jelly roll fashion; moisten edges and seal.
roll into 20 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, into two 8 inch or 1 10 inch lightly buttered
round cake pan(s). Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours, until doubled. Pour the cream
over the rolls then bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Combine confectioners' sugar,
milk, and vanilla, adding more sugar or milk if necessary. Drizzle over rolls
while still warm.
Makes 20 cinnamon rolls.
Try it. I think you'll like it.