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A couple of months ago, we did a post on our favorite food blogs. We both mentioned Dessert for Two because she’s a genius, makes all the best things, and I want to live next door to her. She has a great, easy recipe for cinnamon rolls…or buns. I always say rolls, but because of my title, “buns” needed to be said. It’s not a fussy, difficult recipe at all, but they turn out delicious.
Her recipe is for four rather large cinnamon rolls. I usually double the recipe though, and I don’t bake them in a muffin tin, so mine are a bit smaller.
-1 1/4 c. flour
-4 tbs. sugar, divided
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. baking soda
-1/4 tsp. salt
-1/2 c. milk
-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
-8 tbs. melted butter, divided (I never use 4tbs. for the second step using the butter. So use less if your heart is telling you to)
-6 tbs. light brown sugar
-2 tsp. cinnamon
-4 oz softened cream cheese
-1/2 c. powdered sugar
-splash of cream or milk
- Combine flour-salt in a bowl and whisk.
- In a small bowl, combine milk, vinegar, and 4 tbs. butter then add to the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms.
- Flour a surface and roll out the dough to form a rectangle….or rectangular-ish shape as I do.
5. Pour the remaining melted butter. Doubling her recipe would mean 4 tbs. of butter, but I never use that much for this step.
6. Combine the brown sugar, the rest of the white sugar, and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
7. Roll the dough away from and pinch the seam together. Then slice.
8. Her instructions say to bake for 14-15 minutes, but I usually had add on a couple more.
9. Mix up the icing. Once again, her recipe calls for 3 oz. of cream cheese, but if I doubled that, I could ice all of the cinnamon rolls plus my entire body. So, I just add a little more, and it’s more than enough.
10. Ice and enjoy!
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but pumpkins are out, and everything under the sun has pumpkin spice in it: coffee, cereal, toilet paper, you name it. I decided to pumpkin these up and, lo and behold, she already had a recipe for it, so I didn’t have to tinker with it. That’s a lie. I did had 3/4 tsp. pumpkin spice to the dough, but that was the end of my tinkering.
Based on that picture, I need to tinker with my nails. Oof.
I hope you make these and put the “sin” in “cinnamon.”