Sunday, April 12, 2020

At Home: Easy Cinnamon Rolls

With everyone staying home these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of my fellow food bloggers are baking more and more: breads, cakes, cookies, you name it.  So much that there is a shortage of instant yeast.  Many have taken the challenge to create their own active yeast starters, but I am not that experimental.  And with today being Easter, I wanted to make something quick yet festive for the occasion, using whatever ingredients I already have in my pantry.  Enter the Easy Cinnamon Rolls. With no yeast, proofing, or kneading necessary, I just had to share the recipe on What Micky Eats...At Home.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls (Adapted from All Recipes) - Makes 18

Dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 2 TB white sugar
  • 2 teasp baking powder
  • 1 teasp salt
  • 3 TB butter, softened
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
Filling:
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 TB ground cinnamon
Frosting:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teasp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Brush a 9-inch square baking dish with 2 tablespoons melted butter.


- Make the dough: Whisk flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Work 3 tablespoons softened butter into flour mixture using your hands.
- Beat milk and egg together in another bowl; pour into flour-butter mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.


- Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
- Brush surface of dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
- Make the filling: Whisk ½ cup white sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle ½ of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.


- Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over butter-brushed dough.


- Roll dough around filling to form a log; cut log into 18 rolls and place rolls in the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are set, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Make the frosting: Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until frosting is smooth.
- Top hot cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting. (Since it was Easter, I added some rainbow sprinkles for added pizzazz! Feel free to skip that, if you don't have any - or top with other sprinkles, chopped nuts, extra cinnamon, or whatever you fancy.)
- Serve and enjoy!



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