Archive | February, 2014

Giant Cinnamon Roll

I found this recipe on Pinterest this week and thought today would be the perfect day to give it a try.  You can find the original post here.  I did not change anything, other than using just a plain powdered sugar/milk frosting.  This was much easier to make than I expected and the dough actually rose, sometimes I have a problem with that.  And yes, I did eat this for dinner tonight, don’t judge.  Enjoy!

Giant Cinnamon Roll:

2 1/4 cup flour

3 T. sugar

1 t. salt

1 package instant yeast

In a large bowl, mix evenly.  Set aside.

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup milk

3 T. butter

1 egg

Melt water, milk and butter over medium heat until melted and it reaches a temperature of 115 degrees.  Pour this liquid mixture into the flour mix and stir.  Add 1 egg.  Stir to make a soft dough.  Dough is ready when it pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is somewhat elastic.  On a slightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 minutes.  Form into a ball and place in a bowl.  Cover tightly and let rest for 30 minutes.  The dough will rise slightly.  After 30 minutes, roll out the dough into a 15×12 inch rectangle.

3 T. butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

2 T. cinnamon

Spread melted butter over dough.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.  Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into even strips.  Spray a 9″ pan with non-stick spray.  Take one strip and roll into a traditional cinnamon roll shape.  Place in the middle of the pan.  Continue adding the strips on in one big circle.  Loosely cover with foil and place into an oven that has been preheated to 200 degrees and then turned off.  Let rise for 60-90 minutes.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes.  Cover at 15 minutes with foil to keep from browning too fast.  Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Drizzle with your favorite cinnamon roll frosting.  I used just plain powdered sugar and milk.  Enjoy!

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