Thursday, July 26, 2007

cinnamon rolls

image taken from wikipedia
My mom has a really good cinnamon roll recipe, but it's such a pain to make. So, I've got Lea's fool-proof and easy cinnamon roll recipe right here. They are so easy and fantastic!

Lea's Cinnamon Rolls

mix and let sit for 10 minutes:
1 ¾ cup warm water
3/8 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons yeast

add to mixture in order given:
½ Tablespoon salt (I like Kosher)
2 beaten eggs
2 ½ cups flour
½ cup oil
2 ¾ cup more flour

You will also need:
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
cinnamon
1-1 ½ sticks of softened butter
1 package white chocolate chips (optional)
1 package chocolate chips (optional)

* i'm just a sugar, cinnamon, and butter kind of gal. I've never done the chips.

Mix and knead dough for 5 minutes. Divide in half and roll out one of the halves using flour into a rectangle shape. Spread on softened butter, being somewhat generous. Sprinkle on cinnamon as desired. Add brown and white sugars mixed together over the entire surface. Spread out chocolate chips evenly over surface, if desired, as much as you want. Roll up tightly, making 1 roll and pinch dough together to close off top portion. Cut with sawing motion into pieces about 1½ - 2” wide. Place on cookie sheet. After 10-15 minutes place into oven preheated to 375°. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until light brown. Repeat process with other half of dough.

frosting:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 comment:

nora lee said...

Yay for Lea. I miss people.