Saturday, June 29, 2013

Why Can't We Eat This Every Day?

A lot of fun breakfast recipes are completely inappropriate for everyday consumption because if you ate a breakfast like that every single day, you would resemble a balloon---but it wouldn't be air that would make you that shape.

At any rate, I couldn't resist trying this recipe. It had so many good reviews on Allrecipes, and if there is anything I trust about Allrecipes, it is the reviews and ratings. There are a lot of great cooks that frequent that site, and if a recipe has over 5,000 reviews and has still maintained its five star rating, you had better believe it is a good recipe.

I recently made this recipe for cinnamon rolls. Delicious. There are 5,000 people out there who are very good cooks, and who have very good taste. You need to try this recipe.

Clone of a Cinnabon



1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast


1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened


1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt


Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.

After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter, and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition information: 1 roll is 525 calories, 18.6 g fat, 6i mg cholesterol, 388 mg sodium, 82 g carbs, 2.2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Source: You can find it here.

Notes: If you would like to make this without a bread maker, here is how you would go about it: Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Add flour and mix well. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size. Continue on with the recipe as written (starting with, "Roll the dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle.").

The only thing I might change is to add a couple of tablespoons of milk to the frosting. This makes a very thick, rich frosting. I think I would like it slightly less thick than it is. However, you do what you like!

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