Saturday, December 19, 2009

Incredible Cinnamon Buns

This is not my recipe and I do not remember who gave it to me years ago, but these turn out a lot like the rolls served at the malls... very good for breakfast during the decadant holiday season and they disappear fast if you have company :)

Rolls:
1/2 c warm water
2 packages dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3-1/2 oz vanilla pudding mix
1/2 c margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 t salt
6 c flour

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 c margarine
1 t vanilla
3 c confectioner's sugar
1 T milk

In a small bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside. In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package directions. Add margarine, eggs, and salt. Mix well. Then add yeast mixture. Blend. Gradually add flour; knead until smooth.

Place in a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down dough and let rise again.

Then roll out on floured board to 34 x 21-inch size. Take 1 cup soft butter and spread over surface. In small bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Roll up very tightly.

With knife, put a notch every 2”. Cut with thread or knife. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2” apart. Take hand and lightly press down on each roll. Cover and let rise until double again. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Take out when they start to turn golden. Don’t over bake.

Beat all frosting ingredients together. Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes about 20 very large rolls.



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