Posted on May 9, 2013
This past week we celebrated a birthday in our house. It has become a tradition in our home to have homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast on each person’s birthday. Their cinnamon roll comes complete with a candle to blow out and presents to open. There are usually decorations donning the dining room, which may include, balloons, hats and noise makers. Sometimes there are even games involved in our morning celebration.
These birthday breakfasts hold many fond memories for us. The kids always look forward to having cinnamon rolls on their special day. So, today we wanted to share our cinnamon roll recipe. This is a pretty fool proof method, there have been times I have started making them too late to let them rise and they still end up rising when they bake.
Cinnamon Roll Recipe
6 cups all- purpose flour Filling:
1 T. active dry yeast 2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. water, warmed 2 c. brown sugar
1 c. milk, warmed 1/2 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. sugar Icing:
1 tsp. salt 2 c. powder sugar
2 eggs 2 T. milk
In a glass bowl, stir together flour and yeast. Add the water, milk, butter, sugar, salt and eggs, stir until combined. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Split dough in half. Stir together the ingredients for the filling. Grease a 11 x 17 pan. Roll out one of the halves of dough to about 1/4″ thick. Spread 1/2 of the filling on the rolled out dough, then roll the dough up lengthwise. Cut with a sharp knife the width you would like. I cut 6-7 rolls out of each half. Place the rolls in the pan, repeat with the second half of dough. Cover with a towel and let rise about a 1/2 hour in a warm place. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine the powder sugar and milk for icing and drizzle on the rolls after they come out of the oven.
This recipe makes about 24 rolls, you can easily cut the recipe in half if you don’t need that many.
How do you celebrate birthdays? Do you have a special meal or dish you make? I’d love for you to share about it in the comments.