Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Oh man, cinnamon rolls are probably the ultimate comfort food (to me at least). They are bready and sweet and glorious. I decided to make these tonight for our Saturday "fend for yourself" dinner, which quite honestly is hardly ever fending for yourself, but more of a left-overs or whatever sounds good sort of dinner and today cinnamon rolls sounded good. And these cinnamon rolls were GOOD. I adapted the recipe from one I got on a book group message board - I tell you I pick up recipes everywhere! So thanks to M. from The Nook for this awesome cinnamon roll recipe!

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast (I use SAF)
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Heat milk in the microwave for about 1 minute. Add these ingredients in the order listed into your bread machine: warmed milk, canola oil, eggs, sugar, salt, flour, and then make a well in flour and add yeast. Set the machine to the dough setting and let run.

When dough is finished spray a flat surface with non-stick cooking spray (I love using cooking spray rather than flour to roll dough out - it's so much easier), turn out dough onto surface and roll out into a large rectangle - I think mine was about 16"x16". Spread softened butter evenly over dough rectangle. In a bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon and then spread evenly over the buttered dough. Roll up the dough and cut into slices. Put slices onto a greased cookie sheet or other baking pans of choice giving each slice some room to rise on each side (they get much bigger). Cover loosely with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and allow to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, covering with foil during the last few minutes to prevent over browning. Remove from oven and allow to cool a little then frost with cream cheese frosting (recipe below).

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 tablespoon butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

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