Friday, June 24, 2011

i cinnybun, you cinnybun,

and now,
we all cinnybun.
(say hello to my special assistant katie!)
if you frequent my blog,
you may have seen this.
and you may have been wondering how to create those tasty looking
cinnamon roll things.
i don't blame you.
they're fkkin delicious.
well would you like to know a secret?
i bet you would.
which is why i am about to share the recipe with you.
so have a happy few hours in the kitchen,
and impress all your friends and fam with your cinnybuns.
it's so worth it.
this recipe requires a few things.

if you choose to make your own dough
you're going to need:
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup butter (softened)
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 3/4 cups flour
- 1 pkg. yeast
one of these babies.
a.k.a. a bread machine. 

if there is no way in hell you're making your own dough,
or if you just don't have the necessities, 
you can use 1 loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed.

for the filling your going to need:
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 2/3 stick of butter
and for the icing you're going to need:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
-1/3 cup cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of cinnamon

let's get started :)

- put all dough ingredients in bread machine in order listed.
- after you've done that, select dough cycle & press start.
this will take most likely a little over an hour to let the dough knead and rise, 
so in the meantime, continue with steps below to make filling and icing.

in a bowl, mix together cinnamon and brown sugar.
i chose to use nutmeg in mine as well :)
after you're done mixing, set aside.
if you choose to use nutmeg, mix in about a tablespoon with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
in a medium-sized bowl, 
combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, and cinnamon,
and mix together until creamy. 
set aside.

when the dough has finished rising,
preheat oven to 100 degrees,
and sprinkle counter-top with flour and place dough on it for rolling out.
roll out dough to about a 15x7 inch rectangle. 
spread butter over dough, and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar-(nutmeg) mixture.
pat the filling down onto the dough firmly. 
roll up the dough tightly from long edge like a jelly roll! :)
cut into one-inch slices and place in buttered pan.
cover with saran wrap and place in preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until rolls double in size.
remove rolls from oven,
and bump up the heat to 400 degrees.
place rolls back in oven for about 10-15 minutes,
or until golden on top. 
when rolls are finished, 
let cool for about 20 minutes, 
and then while still warm 
frost rolls with your already prepared icing.

the end result is an ooey-gooey, warm & chewy sensation that you may just have to have seconds of..
or thirds..
.....or fourths.
 ....or fifths.

to kevin: this one is for you. oven mitts and all. 

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