Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cinnabon Clone

Some men want their women to greet them at the door in lingerie, my husband just wants me to greet him with these..... he was never much for lace anyway. Brian is a huge cinnabon fan, and he thinks these are just as good, and way cheaper! They are SOOOOO GOOOD and evil, because right now I can't eat them, but they are taunting me.... its sad to be heckled by pastries.

Cinnabon Rolls

2 packages active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warmed milk
2/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
7 cups flour, or more if needed
1 cup melted butter, divided
1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1 1/2 cup raisins, optional
***Creamy Glaze***
2/3 cup melted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 tablespoons hot water, more as needed


In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast and 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 well-buttered glass or plastic bowl, cover and let rise in warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about 1-1 1/2 hours. When doubled, punch down dough and let rest 5 min. Roll out on floured surface into a 15x20" rectangle.

Filling: Spread dough with 1/2 Cup melted butter. Mix together 1 1/2 Cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts and raisins, if desired. Roll up jellyroll-fashion and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12-15 slices. Coat bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan and a 8 inch square pan with remaining melted butter, then sprinkle with remaining sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans. Let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in bulk, about 45 min. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until rolls are nicely browned. Cool rolls slightly.

Creamy Glaze: Meanwhile, in med. bowl, mix melted butter, powdered sugar and vanilla; add hot water 1 Tablespoon at a time until glaze reaches desired spreading consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.


Heather said...

Hmmm, no lace, our hubbies have to be cut from the same cloth - lol. OMG - those are just downright evil. ;-) Mmmm these look so good even my prego stomach thinks it wants some. Nice job!

Rob said...

Very good job. My super-low sugar (read that as no-fun diet) only lets me lick the screen while I dream of what these may taste like. Afterwards though, I'll will spend an entire weekend on your blog, cooking SO many things! hahah

Jennifer said...

Heather and Rob,
I think these would be very "soothing" to your pregnant tummy. If I were your doctor, I would prescribe them.