And as you knew, I was the queen of yeast and dough rise faliure.......just was..but am not anymore :)
Left them to rise overnight...and in the morning ..everyone woke up smelling cinnamon all over the house.
About the recipe, I read something about 12 or 13 recipes and finally came up with the following...
In a small saucepan heat the milk, the 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt just till warm and butter is melted, stirring constantly. Add to flour mixture. Add eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds ( with an electric mixer) I don't have a stand mixer by the way..:(, . Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cups flour as you can. the dough must be soft but not sticky.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface(wooden best). Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (8 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning once. cover and let rise for about 1 hour or till doubled in size.
For filling, combine 1 cup brown sugar, , and 1 TSP cinnamon (mix them). and 1/2 a cup of soft butter.
after the dough rises.Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll the dough into a 12 inch rectangle. with a rubber spatula, grease your dough with 1/2 cup of butter; top with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch edges to seal.
Slice the dough roll into eight 1 1/2 inch pieces. Arrange dough pieces, cut side up, in a greased baking pan. Cover dough loosely with clear plastic wrap, leaving room for rolls to rise. 1 hour.
Refrigerate dough for 2 to uo to 24 hours. Uncover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
preheat your oven to 375 f,Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or till light brown.
A hint...to slice the dough easily into buns....use a piece of string thread, pass it under the dough and then pull to make a knod...and here it comes...a smooth slice , the thread acts like a very sharp knife.
Cream cheese frosting:
- 1/4 cup butter, softened'
- 125 gm cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Mix all those ingredients together and pour it on the buns when it comes out of the oven....enjooooooy!
Have you ever made your own Cinnamon Rolls?