A decadently delicious sweet treat with a cup of good espresso…
- 1 cup warm milk
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup margarine, melted
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Put bread ingredients in bread machine, select dough cycle and press start. If you don’t have a bread machine, don’t despair, simply mix and knead bread ingredients together until it forms a stiff ball that’s not too sticky and let rest, covered with a tea towel in a warm part of your kitchen.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface after it has roughly doubled in size. Rest for a further 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll your dough into a large rectange (16×21 inch) and spread the dough with the 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.
- Roll the dough into a long cylinder and cut into 12 rolls.
- Place each roll in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan, cover and rise for another half an hour or so.
- Bake in a 200C oven for about 15 minutes.
- Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter and confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and salt, spread this frosting over the warm rolls before serving.
I’ve had Cinnabons once back in South Africa a long time ago – when the chain first opened in Clearwater Mall. It was incredibly delicious…but just as incredibly expensive. I didn’t have Cinnabons again.
I did however find someone in some blog or another mention that they love waking up with the smells of Christmas – one of those being cinnamon and I thought “How wonderfully decadent won’t a sweet cinnamon roll be on Christmas morning for breakfast?” and so, I made them this year – turned out an incredible success. This is definitely going to be a new Christmas morning tradition for our family.