Rev. Dr. Andrea M. King
Cooking with Pastor King: Basic Cinnamon Rolls
You will need ONE cup of warm milk but start with:
1/2 c warm milk
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
Mix all three ingredients together, and let bloom for 15 minutes.
Add remaining 1/2 cup of warm milk
3 oz melted butter
1/3 c sugar
1 TB vanilla
4 egg yolks
3 cups All Purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt (if your butter is unsalted)
Mix well (If dough is too loose, add up to 1/4 cup of flour in an oiled bread bowl turn dough. Cover up with a clean towel or cloth. Let proof for 90 minutes. Put in microwave with a cup of hot water [or in a warm oven]).
Roll dough onto floured surface.
Roll out dough will rolling pin to about (12-14 inches wide and 19-20 inches long)
Spread whole stick of melted butter on the surface of the dough. Sprinkle on 2 cups brown sugar and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
You can spread pie filling, jam, or marmalade, etc. if you want to make rolls with a different filling.
Roll the dough towards you to form a cylinder. Cut the rolls about inch thick and place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Cover up. Place in warm oven to proof for 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle a little more brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes
2 c confectioners sugar
1 TB butter
1 tsp vanilla or rum
Add milk (or coffee creamer ) one tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency.
Spoon icing over warm rolls.
NOTE: To the icing you can also add one or more of the following:
Add nuts (optional)