So, today is my bf's birthday. It is a long held tradition in my family to go all out on birthdays. For this reason, to commence the day of festivities, I woke up at the crack of dawn to make the boy from-scratch cinnamon rolls. I took great care to exit the bedroom without making a noise and made my way into the kitchen.
I combined together flour, sugar, egg, butter and yeast. I then covered the dough with a bowl for five minutes. I rolled out the dough and covered it with a layer of butter and then sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top of the butter. Finally, starting with the 10" side, I rolled the dough tightly.
Next, I cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and placed them on a greased pan. I covered the rolls with a towel and placed them on top of my oven to allow them to rise. It took about one hour for the dough to rise fully.
I then placed the rolls in the oven at 375 and cooked them for approximately 25 minutes.
I went out and cut a couple of roses from our garden and placed them in a mason jar. Somehow, some way, I managed to finish the rolls at exactly the time that he needed to wake up for work....phew! Here's what he woke up to.
Check out the recipe after the jump
3 cups of flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 instant yeast packet
Preheat over to 375. Combine flour and yeast. Mix well. Add egg, butter, milk and sugar to mixture. Once you've reached desired consistency, make the dough into a ball and cover with a bowl for five minutes. Knead dough for five minutes. Roll out dough to 15" x 10" and spread butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture (1/2 cup sugar and 2 tbsp of cinnamon) over the butter. Beginning with the 10" side, roll the dough tightly. Cut the dough into 12 pieces and place them on a greased pan. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and a towel and let them sit in a warm area (I place mine on top of my stove). Let the rolls rise until they've doubled in size (takes me about 1 hour). Place the cinnamon rolls in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes depending on oven.
Remove cinnamon rolls and let cool. Drizzle with your choice of icing. I just combine milk, powdered sugar and a dash of vanilla and voila you have delicious from-scratch cinnamon rolls.