Monday, November 9, 2009

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls

I probably think that these are the best cinnamon rolls that I have ever had! I made these with my friend, that I do the dinner club thing with, and we froze them. We made up the dough, let it rise, rolled it out and put the butter, sugar and cinnamon, rolled them back up, gave them a quick slice. We then put them in our pan and stuck them in the freezer. I had no idea if they would turn out or not. I pulled them out of the freezer about an hour before I was going to bake them. They thawed out in this hour and had just started to rise some more when I put them in the oven for their 15 minute bake. They puffed up perfectly! I had 20 of them in my pan and every one of them were eaten! I will now have them in my freezer at all times!!

One of the things that I really liked about this recipe was that 1.)it was simple and 2) this recipe makes a ton of them! The only thing I changed on this recipe was the maple glaze. I just went with the standard vanilla glaze, I am thinking a cream cheese glaze next time will be in order!

With The Pioneer Woman's book just coming out, this was the perfect time to try these out. The only thing that I have seen on her book is that it is wonderful! I'm thinking that I am going to have to bring one home to be part of the family! :)

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls

1 quart of whole milk
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of sugar
2 packages Active Dry Yeast
8+1 cups of all-purpose flour
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 "scant" tsp baking soda
1 heaping Tbsp of salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups melted butter
1 cup of sugar
generous sprinkling of cinnamon

Mix the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a pan. "Scald" the mixture (heat until just before the boiling point.) Turn off heat and leave to cool 45 minutes to 1 hour. When the mixture is lukewarm to warm, but not hot, sprinkle in both packages of Active Dry Yeast. Let this sit for a minute. Then add 8 cups of all purpose flour. Stir mixture together. Cover and let rise for at least an hour.

Add 1 more cup of flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir mixture together. (At this point, you could cover the dough and put it in the fridge until you need it-overnight or even a day or two, if necessary. Just keep your eye on it and if it starts to splurge out of the pan, just punch it down.)

Sprinkle surface generously with flour. Take half the dough and form a rough rectangle. Then roll the dough thin, maintaining a general rectangular shape. Drizzle melted butter over the dough. Now sprinkle sugar over the butter followed by a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Now, starting at the opposite end, begin rolling the dough in a neat line toward you. Keep the roll relatively tight as you go. Next, pinch the seam to the roll to seal it. Spread 1 Tbsp of melted butter in seven round, foil cake or pie pans. Then begin cutting rolls approximately 3/4 to 1 inch thick and laying them int he buttered pans. Repeat this process with the other half of the dough. Let the rolls rise for 20-30 minutes, then bake at 400 degrees until light golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.

Maple Frosting

1 bag of powdered sugar
2 tsp maple flavoring
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1/8 tsp salt

Mix together all ingredients listed and stir well until smooth. It should be thick but pourable. Taste and adjust as needed. Generously drizzle over the warm rolls. Go crazy and don't skimp on the frosting! :)

16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE Pioneer Woman's recipes!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love cinnamon rolls and haven't made them for so long. Yours look perfect! I just got the cookbook and will have to make these!

Donna-FFW said...

Ive made these before also, and we love them. Ill be making them again this coming month, extra Christmas gifts.

Denise said...

My sister and I have made these and they are worth the effort. Its funny I just made a no yearst cinnamon roll last night to post later in the week, they were good but prob not as good as Ree's.

Karine said...

You seem to have done a great job with these cinnamon rolls! Thanks for sharing :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

They came aout great April. I love making cinnamon rolls during the holidays!

Ingrid said...

Hey, April! They look fantastic and how awesome to know you can have a pan of them sitting in the fridge all the time.

If you get PW's book be sure to let us know how you like it and if it's a must have. I picked it up once and quickly skimmed it but put it back down. (Trying to not feed my cookbook addiction!) Thx!
~ingrid

Smitten Sugar said...

Yum these look great! I love all of her stuff! Im thinking I need to go out and get her book! I love cinnamon rolls!

Megan said...

I might have to give these a try this holiday season. I like that they freeze so easy. I'm suppose to get the PW cookbook from the her (blogher convention) for free but so far I haven't got it. Seems everyone else got thier book so I'm worried mine got lost in the shuffle. :(

Theresa said...

Great minds think alike! I just made these recently and was getting ready to post them on my site Friday, with a few tweaks. They are the best I've ever had too!

Debbie said...

I love Pioneer Woman's blog and have her book! I've made a number of things from it and every one is great! Her lasagna is the best I've ever had. I want to give these rolls a try. Yours look great. They would be a HUGE hit in my house!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls

I probably think that these are the best cinnamon rolls that I have ever had! I made these with my friend, that I do the dinner club thing with, and we froze them. We made up the dough, let it rise, rolled it out and put the butter, sugar and cinnamon, rolled them back up, gave them a quick slice. We then put them in our pan and stuck them in the freezer. I had no idea if they would turn out or not. I pulled them out of the freezer about an hour before I was going to bake them. They thawed out in this hour and had just started to rise some more when I put them in the oven for their 15 minute bake. They puffed up perfectly! I had 20 of them in my pan and every one of them were eaten! I will now have them in my freezer at all times!!

One of the things that I really liked about this recipe was that 1.)it was simple and 2) this recipe makes a ton of them! The only thing I changed on this recipe was the maple glaze. I just went with the standard vanilla glaze, I am thinking a cream cheese glaze next time will be in order!

With The Pioneer Woman's book just coming out, this was the perfect time to try these out. The only thing that I have seen on her book is that it is wonderful! I'm thinking that I am going to have to bring one home to be part of the family! :)

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls

1 quart of whole milk
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of sugar
2 packages Active Dry Yeast
8+1 cups of all-purpose flour
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 "scant" tsp baking soda
1 heaping Tbsp of salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups melted butter
1 cup of sugar
generous sprinkling of cinnamon

Mix the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a pan. "Scald" the mixture (heat until just before the boiling point.) Turn off heat and leave to cool 45 minutes to 1 hour. When the mixture is lukewarm to warm, but not hot, sprinkle in both packages of Active Dry Yeast. Let this sit for a minute. Then add 8 cups of all purpose flour. Stir mixture together. Cover and let rise for at least an hour.

Add 1 more cup of flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir mixture together. (At this point, you could cover the dough and put it in the fridge until you need it-overnight or even a day or two, if necessary. Just keep your eye on it and if it starts to splurge out of the pan, just punch it down.)

Sprinkle surface generously with flour. Take half the dough and form a rough rectangle. Then roll the dough thin, maintaining a general rectangular shape. Drizzle melted butter over the dough. Now sprinkle sugar over the butter followed by a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Now, starting at the opposite end, begin rolling the dough in a neat line toward you. Keep the roll relatively tight as you go. Next, pinch the seam to the roll to seal it. Spread 1 Tbsp of melted butter in seven round, foil cake or pie pans. Then begin cutting rolls approximately 3/4 to 1 inch thick and laying them int he buttered pans. Repeat this process with the other half of the dough. Let the rolls rise for 20-30 minutes, then bake at 400 degrees until light golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.

Maple Frosting

1 bag of powdered sugar
2 tsp maple flavoring
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1/8 tsp salt

Mix together all ingredients listed and stir well until smooth. It should be thick but pourable. Taste and adjust as needed. Generously drizzle over the warm rolls. Go crazy and don't skimp on the frosting! :)

16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

LOVE Pioneer Woman's recipes!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love cinnamon rolls and haven't made them for so long. Yours look perfect! I just got the cookbook and will have to make these!

Donna-FFW said...

Ive made these before also, and we love them. Ill be making them again this coming month, extra Christmas gifts.

Denise said...

My sister and I have made these and they are worth the effort. Its funny I just made a no yearst cinnamon roll last night to post later in the week, they were good but prob not as good as Ree's.

Karine said...

You seem to have done a great job with these cinnamon rolls! Thanks for sharing :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

They came aout great April. I love making cinnamon rolls during the holidays!

Ingrid said...

Hey, April! They look fantastic and how awesome to know you can have a pan of them sitting in the fridge all the time.

If you get PW's book be sure to let us know how you like it and if it's a must have. I picked it up once and quickly skimmed it but put it back down. (Trying to not feed my cookbook addiction!) Thx!
~ingrid

Smitten Sugar said...

Yum these look great! I love all of her stuff! Im thinking I need to go out and get her book! I love cinnamon rolls!

Megan said...

I might have to give these a try this holiday season. I like that they freeze so easy. I'm suppose to get the PW cookbook from the her (blogher convention) for free but so far I haven't got it. Seems everyone else got thier book so I'm worried mine got lost in the shuffle. :(

Theresa said...

Great minds think alike! I just made these recently and was getting ready to post them on my site Friday, with a few tweaks. They are the best I've ever had too!

Debbie said...

I love Pioneer Woman's blog and have her book! I've made a number of things from it and every one is great! Her lasagna is the best I've ever had. I want to give these rolls a try. Yours look great. They would be a HUGE hit in my house!

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