Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

There are two foods that my husband loves...I think each could have it's own food category in his book;  Oreo Cookies and Cinnamon Rolls.  
If I could figure out how to get both into one recipe he would be in his glory. :)  Thankful I haven't come across anything yet, cause it doesn't sound very good to me.

We, I mean Mike has tried lots of different recipes to find just the right amount of gooey-ness and sweet all wrapped up into one roll.  I think we have finally find success...cause we aren't sampling different recipes anymore.

these Cinnamon rolls have a special ingredient in them...

do you want to know what it is????

 it's something you would never expect in cinnamon rolls....

it's ICE CREAM!!!!  
Yup that's right, our rolls has ice cream in them...I swear that's why Mike likes them so much.

So without farther's the recipe

Cinnamon Rolls
Dough in the bread machine
6 oz Milk (90-100 degrees F)
1 Egg
3 cups bread flour
3 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP butter
1 1/2 tsp Fast Rise Yeast

Add warm milk and egg to pan.  Next add bread flour, sugar and salt to pan.  Tap pan to settle dry ingredients then level ingredients, pushing some of the mixture into corners.  Place butter into corners of pan.   Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add yeast.  Program your bread machine for DOUGH.  When done, remove dough from bread machine.  Place dough on floured surface.  Knead dough about 1 minute, then let rest 15 minutes.

Caramel Sauce
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ice cream

Meanwhile; in a small sauce pan; melt  butter.  Add brown sugar and ice cream; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.  Pour caramel into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan.

1/2 cup butter, softened (for spreading)
brown sugar

After dough rest for 15 minutes, roll dough into a rectangle, about 15x10 inches.  Spread butter over dough to within 1 inch of edges.  Then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and crumble brown sugar over the top.  Roll up and seal the edge.  Cut into 12 rolls and place in prepared pan of caramel.  Allow to rise in warm, draft free place until double in size, about 45 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Finally top with a glaze or a frosting.  I really don't have a recipe to speak of for that.  I just mix some powder sugar with some milk to make a thick glaze.  You could add some vanilla flavoring to it if you want.  OR  if you prefer a cream cheese frosting of them you could do that too.  Whatever you prefer.

There that our recipe, hope it's not too complex for you.  These cinnamon rolls are so worth take
the time and make them.  
They are so good!!!!!


  1. I made these for our Christmas brunch this morning, and they were a HUGE hit! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!


  2. I was fortunate enough to be at that brunch and I thought they were FABULOUS!! I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!