Saturday, 15 November 2008

Homemade Cinnabons

I have the most amazing Cinnamon Roll Recipe and as I made some tonight I thought I would share the recipe. This makes LOADS!! I always have so much dough that I freeze half of it. I love this dough recipe so much as well that I use it for Navajo Tacos and Homemade Pizzas.


2pkg active dry yeast
1 c. warm water
2/3 c granulated Sugar and 1 tsp
1 c warm milk
2/3 c butter
2tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
7-8 c all - purpose flour (more if needed)

1 c. melted Butter, divided (2 sticks)
1 3/4 granulated sugar, divided
3 Tbsp Cinnamon

Chopped Walnuts and Raisins if you want (I dont add them but you can)

In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast and 1tsp of sugar and set aside. In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture. Add Half the flour and beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is slightly stiff (dough will be sticky).

Turn out onto a well-floured board, knead 5 - 10 minutes. Place in a well buttered glass or plastic bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts until doubled in bulk about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled, punch dough down and let rest 5 minutes. Roll out on well floured surface into a 15 x 20 rectangle.

To prepare filling: spread dough with 1/2 cup melted butter. Mix together 1 1/2 c sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts and raisins if you want them.

Just getting ready to roll up covered with Sugar and Cinnamon

Roll up jellyroll-fashion and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 - 15 slices. Coat Bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan and a 8 inch square pan with remaining 1/2 cup melted butter. then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 c sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans. Let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in bulk about 45 minutes.

Just getting ready to rise!

This is them raised about ready to go in the oven

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until rolls are nicely browned. Cool rolls slightly and frost with favorite icing. I always use the Betty Crocker vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting. So Yummy. We always have them with Hot Chocolate as well (it is a Nelson Family tradition!)  

If anyone is interested I have an amazing Orange Roll Recipe as well. I might put it up another time!


knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I'm sure that Emma has made you make these for her. She loves Cinnamon Rolls. Whenever she has come to visit it always requires a stop for some Cinnabons.

The Arnells said...

i've been looking for a good dough recipe. im going to try this for sure. thank again alisha! :)

Tom and Sarah said...

You have all the good recipes!! Hopefully when I make them they will turn out as good as yours!

Cindy said...

i will definitely try this! can you also please post your orange roll recipe??