The Everyday Occasions Store:
m28
our new kitchen details
tour of our home
browse my recipes
Shop the store
the everyday occasions store
HolidayInspirationBoard
Shop the holiday collection
IMG3934
IMG54281
holiday home accents
rustic bells, $40
IMG95301024x1024
IMG3798
classic jewelry box, $40
favorite earrings
CXEtri050 IMG4001
classic tribal holiday pillow entertaining
WreathWarmWheat
WreathSlate
slate wreath block print
wheat wreath block print
IMG3968
IMG4265
hooked pillow collection
classic cream & sugar
IMG3831
FAMTREE830061419441720380500
family tree hooked pillow
holiday tags
AcornPrint
OakLeaf
oak leaf block print acorn block print
IMG4044
brstenhausredeckercaketinincludes65byby89by28inchmetalboxwithlidredcheckeredtowelroundbakingbrushpastryroller20centimeterdoughscraperwoodenscoopand6piececookiecutters3101726
baking tin
gingham child apron
IMG3908
IMG3171
velvet ribbon, $12-24
planters for paperwhites
a624056095a85802c719cf332b IMG39591
hooke holiday pillows
red & white linen tea
IMG3864 IMG3836
"we are thankful for" cards "we believe" tags
IMG62531
IMG6237
petite tart pans, 10 for
baking baskets, 6 for $14.50
FirTreePrint
IMG13
fir tree botanical print
natural parchment, 100 for $10
IMG5
IMG10
grocery list tablet, $8
classic tablet + lepens, $14
IMG16
IMG15
dinner planning tablet, $14
weekly planning tablet, $14
IMG3037
IMG2977
velvet pillow collection
the softest throws
IMG3091 IMG3073
wood block print napkins acorn print napkins
item4
item11
kitchen essentials
clean bottles collection
IMG1 item13
pastry bag roll of 100 baking sheets & parchment
item25
item19
platter collection, $150
baking supplies
item28 item29
baking supplies bread board collection

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Recipes | Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing


My Mom is famous for her cinnamon rolls - she makes them, it seems, on a weekly basis.  The are soft, buttery, gooey and sweet.  They are great to make ahead of time in large batches and freeze for gifts - perfect for hostess gifts or impromptu holiday brunches.

Mom's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

2 packages of active dry yeast
1 tsp. of sugar
1 cup of warm water
.......
1 can of evaporated milk
2/3 cup of melted butter
3/4 cup of sugar
4 tsp salt
6-8 cups of flour
.....
1/2 stick of softened butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons of cinnamon

In a small bowl, combine yeast, sugar and warm water.  Let the yeast activate.

In the bowl of a Kitchen Aid mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine milk, butter, sugar, salt and flour (starting with 6 cups and add more, if necessary).  Stir in yeast mixture.  "Kneed" dough with dough hook on med-low for 5-8 minutes, adding flour as necessary, until it forms smooth elastic dough.  You may need to turn it out onto a floured board and kneed by hand until it is completely smooth.

In a large bowl greased with vegetable oil, place the dough in the bowl and cover with a warm damp kitchen towel.  Let the dough rest and rise for 2 hours in a warm place until it has doubled in size.  Sometimes I'll turn my oven on 250 degrees and let the bowl sit on top of it.

After 2 hours, punch the dough down and let it rest for 5 minutes.  Next, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it into a rectangle (approx. 15" x 20").  Spread it with softened butter, then sprinkle it with the sugar and cinnamon.

Roll the dough into a log and cut into 1 1/2 inch slices (that look like a pinwheel).  Place them spiral side down into a buttered baking dish - I like to put them in a pie dish - it makes an easy presentation.

Again, let them rise covered with piece of parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray (to keep it from sticking) for about 1 hour.

Take off the parchment and bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes until slightly brown on the edges.

Cream Cheese Icing

4 tablespoons of cream cheese
8 tablespoons of butter, softened
2 cups of powdered sugar

In the Kitchen Aid fitted with a paddle attachment, whip cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until smooth.  Add a little water, if necessary, to get desired consistency.

4 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I was thinking of making them tomorrow...except I wasn't sure what size can of evaporated milk. The smaller or larger can?

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes, I am also wondering which size evaporated milk. I tried these for Easter and the dough didn't rise. I'm wondering if it's because I used just the small can of evaporated milk.
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for the recipe, just loved it! I am experimenting with fillings which is alot of fun.. yum yum!! thank you, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The cream cheese icing was perfect!!

    ReplyDelete

Home
holidayblog
m47
home entertaining and ifestyle expert
pinterest
twitter
instagram
join the
contact
facebook
m56
m61
m62
m68
The Everyday Occasions Store: m46 m45 HolidayHeader home m59 m57 recipe m65 m63 how we designed our classic IMG1660