Do not underestimate it! It can work wonders...
This is a batch of cinnamon rolls I made yesterday. This recipe is the closest thing to a "Cinnabon" that I have ever come across. Seriously yummy!
I am bringing some to my accountant this morning to soothe her soul as she is doing hubby's year end and let's just say that I am not the most organized person in the world. That's where homemade baked goods come in. Somehow a simple cinnamon roll will make this kind lady forget that she hates me.
Homemade baked goods also do a world of good for my poor hubby who had a terrible day at work. Amidst his grumbling of what went on, I whipped out this plate of goodness out and - poof! Instant smile. Bad day eradicated.
The power of homemade baked goods...I'm tellin' ya - magical powers here! (maybe I should make some for the Republicans and Democrats?...)
Ask and you shall receive - here is the recipe!
1¼ oz. pkg. yeast
1 c. warm milk
½ c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. melted butter
1 t. salt
4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. packed brown sugar (or more if you like)
2½ TBS. cinnamon
1/3 c. Butter, softened
Preheat oven to 400° F.
1) Dissolve yeast in milk.
2) Mix in sugar, butter, salt, eggs, flour. Mix well.
3) Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead into a large ball. Cover - let rise 1 hour.
4) Roll dough into a 21" x 16" wide rectangle. Spread the softened butter all over the dough and then load it up with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Pinch the ends.
5) Using a very sharp serrated knife cut into 1 inch wide rolls, making sixteen. If want fewer, bigger rolls, cut them wider. (having them squished up against each other is alright)
6) Grease an 11"x 15" baking pan. Place rolls in pan and let rise for another 30 minutes.
7) Bake until the rolls are slightly browned and not doughy. This will vary according to your oven. Just don't overbake. (approx 12-15 mins)
7 TBS. butter, softened
1½ c. confectioners sugar
¼ c. (2 oz.) cream cheese
½ t. real vanilla extract
(this makes ALOT!!)