Homemade cinnamon rolls spark childhood memories
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
1/09/13 at 2:59 AM
Cinnamon rolls were one of my first culinary accomplishments.
As a kid, I learned how to smack the perforated tube of rolls on the counter just right to reveal the prepared dough inside.
And if the mood struck, I would make those chewy caramel rolls just to mix it up.
But I never made cinnamon rolls from scratch until now.
After years of seeing recipes for those chewy, gooey rolls in cookbooks and magazines, I decided to cross homemade cinnamon rolls off my "to-do" list this weekend.
I love cinnamon, and I used two kinds, Ceylon and Saigon, to make these rolls. I even put it in the glaze.
I tried to find a recipe that was not too intimidating, and I ended up merging a couple to come up with this recipe. I was also drawn to recipes that used boiled potato to make the dough. I might try one of those in the future.
Here's the recipe if you want to give it a try.
CINNAMON ROLLS WITH CINNAMON VANILLA GLAZE
1 package Fleischman's yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup warm water
4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm milk (or water)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1. Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup water.
2. Combine flour, sugar and salt.
3. Add soft butter and yeast mixture to the 1 cup of warm milk. Mix the liquid mixture with the dry ingredients.
4. Mix well and then knead the dough until it is smooth. Put dough in a greased bowl and let rise for at least an hour.
5. Punch down the dough and roll out into a rectangle. Spread with softened butter and then sprinkle generously with brown sugar and cinnamon.
6. Roll up dough and cut into 14 rolls. Place in two greased 9-inch pans and let rise again at least an hour.
7. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes and then top with glaze while hot.
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Melt butter and add powdered sugar to make a paste.
2. Add milk and vanilla and stir mixture, making sure it is thin enough to spread. Put the topping on the rolls.
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A cinnamon vanilla glaze tops warm cinnamon rolls made from scratch. Courtesy