Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

Well, I am officially going to start blogging on a regular basis. After having my third little peanut and having him on a great sleeping schedule! I finally have the energy! I finally have "Me" time. I am now able to do what enjoy on my down time! I have been taking loads of pictures and I cannot wait to share with you some of my greatest dishes. Let the fun BEGIN!

The other day I made a cinnamon roll but I cooked them like they were cupcakes. It was much easier to eat and serve. NOT TO MENTION, they were very yummy! I made 36! Do not worry I shared! I gave a dozen to a newbie mother! I personally know how hard it is the first couple of weeks after bringing a new baby home. Everyone deserves a something sweet to enjoy while holding there new bundle of joy! I also gave half of a dozen to my "BUG GUY". (He has been our Pest Control guy for the last five years with a three year old questioning everything he does....He deserves some sweets!)  

Recipe: (Peter Reinhart, artisan bread everyday) <--------My All Time Favorite Cook Book (10 for 10)

61/2 cps of UNBLEACHED All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Salt 6 TB Sugar (I use Organic Cane Sugar)
5 tsp Yeast
2 cps + 2 TB of WARM MILK
1/2 cp. Vegetable Oil
Lemon or Orange Zest

2 sticks butter
1 cups cane sugar
1/4 cp. cinnamon

1. Add All the dry ingredients to a stand mixer. Whisk the yeast into the warm milk and let sit. Add the warm milk to the dry ingredients. Mix with the paddle attachment for 1 minuted. Remove the dough and put onto a floured surface. Knead for 4 minutes and put into a greased bowl. Let the dough double in size. It usually takes 1-2 hours.
2. Cut the dough in half , roll it out into a rectangle and brush with 1 stick of melted butter then top with 1/2 cp of sugar (or more) and a few tablespoons of cinnamon. Next step is to roll the dough towards you. After you roll the dough then you begin to cut the dough from 1 1/2 - 2 inches in width and put into cupcake tin. Let the rolls rise for another hour. When they double put them into the oven on 350 for about 20-25 minutes. (until brown)
3. Remove and Cool. If you would like top it with icing! (Powdered sugar with a few TB of Maple Syrup or Milk)
4. Enjoy and share :)


  1. You're back! Yeah :D I love the idea of baking these in cupcake wraps. Perfect for little fingers. I'm already looking forward to your next post. Lovely pictures Miranda!!

  2. What a great idea! I have bookmarked this recipe!

  3. omg..these are totally adorabel. I love the cupcake form!!!! 36? i would have eaten 35 of them!!!

  4. Cinnamon rolls = my favorite...yum!


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