Cinnamon Rolls

These are wonderful!

We make these at Christmas and Easter, but I made them a couple weekends ago after running my first half-marathon in many years. (I kept forgetting to post this, it’s been in my drafts for ages.)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 package instant vanilla pudding mix (1/4 cup)
1 cup warm milk
1 egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups flour (I used 3 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup white whole wheat flour which is lighter than normal whole wheat flour.)
1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons yeast)

**Combine all ingredients, knead till a dough ball
**Let rise for 45 minutes, knead and let rise again for 20 mins or so. (These days, I tend to let it rise the first time, then I knead it, roll it out, put on the butter and pecan topping, roll/slice etc. and let it rise for twenty minutes in the pan (but before baking).
**Or you can add all the above ingredients and place in a bread machine if you have one and set to “dough cycle” — I’ve never done this
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**Prepare pecan mixture (I always have lots left over so you can probably cut this in half):
1 cup brown sugar
4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans

**take 1/2 the dough and roll out on a floured surface into a rectangle about 6 inches by 10 inches (1/2 inch thick or so).  Spread some softened butter and then sprinkle on some pecan mixture. (See the picture below.)  Roll the dough from the long side and slice into 3/4 inch slices.  Place in buttered
a 9X13 pan.
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**Preheat oven to 350 (170 Celsius)

**Bake for 15-20 minutes
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Frosting:

1/2 package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered (confectioners’) sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon milk

**Mix together and spread on top of cinnamon rolls.
Here are some pictures:

Rolled out, butter and pecan topping.
Roll into a tube and cut into 1 1/2 inch slices.  Place in pan as shown. Then I let it rise the second time for 20-30 minutes before baking.
Cream cheese frosting on top.
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4 Responses

  1. Sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I love to try new recipes!

  2. Sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I love to try new recipes!

  3. Wow, they look absolutely fantastic! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  4. Wow, they look absolutely fantastic! I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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