Thursday, October 7, 2010

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and try it out. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Sweets

Some of my favorite Canadian folks have been asking for a recipe for the best ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls. Canada, I ask you this: have you ever heard of Pioneer Woman? If you are looking for the best ooey, gooey cinnamon roll recipe, I, in good conscience, cannot post any other Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Roll recipe. I take no credit for this recipe other than the fact that I have eaten plenty of these, and Ree knows what she is doing, because they really are the best. Just thinking of them has me drooling. So, Canada - just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving - go get your bake on! And, rest of the world - go make these because they are ridiculously amazing!

The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls

* 1 quart Whole Milk
* 1 cup Vegetable Oil
* 1 cup Sugar
* 2 packages Active Dry Yeast
* 8 cups (Plus 1 Cup Extra, Separated) All-purpose Flour
* 1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
* 1 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda
* 1 Tablespoon (heaping) Salt
* Plenty Of Melted Butter
* 2 cups Sugar
* Generous Sprinkling Of Cinnamon

* 1 bag Powdered Sugar
* 2 teaspoons Maple Flavoring
* 1/2 cups Milk
* 1/4 cups Melted Butter
* 1/4 cups Brewed Coffee
* 1/8 teaspoons Salt


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.

After rising 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 overflow out of the pan, just punch it down).

When ready to prepare rolls: Sprinkle rolling surface generously with flour. Take half the dough and form a rough rectangle. Then roll the dough thin, maintaining a general rectangular shape. Drizzle 1/2 to 1 cup melted butter over the dough. Now sprinkle 1 cup of 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 of the roll to seal it.

Spread 1 tablespoon of melted butter in a seven inch round foil cake or pie pan. Then begin cutting the rolls approximately ¾ to 1 inch thick and laying them in the buttered pans.

Repeat this process with the other half of the dough. Let the rolls rise for 20 to 30 minutes, then bake at 400 degrees (see note below) until light golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes.

For the frosting, 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. ENJOY!

PW's Note: My rolls don’t work for me at 400 degrees anymore. I now bake them at 375 degrees.

Picture from The Pioneer Woman

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Sally said...

You read Pioneer Woman? Me too! Thanks for the head's up on these. I've been wanting to make them, but just haven't had the time. Someday I will and I'll remember that you have them the thumbs up.

DiscoveringMommy said...

Oh my - Forget the diet...those look delicious!

Stephanie said...

Tim would be SO HAPPY if I made these. Cinnamon rolls are his favorite.