Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

School was supposed to start yesterday but to our pleasant surprise, the Dean's office had some scheduling problems so our classes got cancelled! GOOD. I was so not ready for school to start, one last day of 混ing was all i needed before i reactivated my brain. But I guess my extra day didn't do much since my cellphone alarm didn't go off and I had only 10 minutes to get ready for class... yup, this 笨蛋 's cellphone was still in the UK time and she had 1 week to figure that out but didn't. Sighhhhh... I guess God noticed how unprepared i still was for school so He graciously cancelled my evening class and i got myself the rest of the day off, AMEN! So with my afternoon free, I thought I'd bake Irene, the birthday girl, something special. I remember her telling me yesterday that she loved the taste of cinnamon and missed the Cinnabons she used to have in Canada, so I went through my reciple folder and found the recipe I saved up for cinnamon rolls! It was pretty easy to make and most importantly, they came out prettttty! I just thought the sour-cream icing made it a bit too sweet but JLo said all cinnamon rolls are exceedingly sweet anyway. Hmmm, i just hope Irene agrees with him O_O. AHHH WELL, it's the heart that matters... so

Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

  • 1 (3 ounce / 85 gram) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (i used 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs [picture 1].
  2. Add flour and mix well [picture 2].
  3. Knead the dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour [picture 3].
  4. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size [picture 4].
  5. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture [picture 5].
  8. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan [picture 6, 7].
  9. Cover the baking pan and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes [picture 8].
  10. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes [picture 10].
  11. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt [picture 9]. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

Cinnamon Rolls

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