4.20.2009

clone of a cinnabon

I get a lot of recipes off the website AllRecipes.com. I love the reviews. I usually never try a recipe unless it has a lot of 5 star ratings...why waste my time.

So as requested, here is the Clone of a Cinnabon recipe. I have made it a few times and it turns out great everytime!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted (I use unsalted butter-always!)
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

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 unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS
Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F .
Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.


I often look at the reviews to get alternative suggestions as well. This recipes call for making the dough in a bread machine. I don't have a bread machine and just use my mixer. I mix the dough ingredients (using rapid rise yeast) with the bread hook and then let it rise in the bowl (cover with a moist towel in a warm spot) for about an hour. When doubled, I then pick up with the rest of the directions. And then, because we usually like these warm in the morning, after rolling them out an placing them in the pan, I refrigerate them until morning. I then just pop them in the preheating oven (so when it's cold) and bake about 15-20ish minutes until lightly brown (we er on the side of undercooked...). I also double the frosting recipe. So good!

4 happy thoughts:

Kim said...

Wow, these look super yummy. I don't know if I could make them. But I would love for you to come back and make me some :)

Koenig Family Blog said...

Wow, that looks like a guilty pleasure! We made cinnimon rolls conference weekend too... I will have to try these in Oct (if not before!)

Kent and Katie said...

Whoa...sounds delish! I'm on it. Kent would SO owe me a shopping trip if I made these SAturday morning...By the way, Our kids are SO ridiculously close in age. We are trying to get back to the Springs in 3 years(I know, forever away) and they could be best friends!:) Your kids are too cute.

JanisKPC said...

I am just trying to figure out when you have time to make homemade Cinnabuns! Do you ever sleep?