Don's Best Cinnamon Rolls
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection
Makes 9 rolls
List of Ingredients
2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cups bread2 tablespoons butter or all-purpose flour margarine, melted
1/3 cup quick oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinna
1 package active dry or RapidRise Yeast mon
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine,cut up
Honey Butter Icing:
1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or
1/4 cup water
1 large egg
2 tablespoons honey
In large bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour, oats, granulated sugar, undissolved yeast and
Heat 1/4 cup butter, milk and water until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
Add egg and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover, let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Punch dough down. (With
RapidRise Yeast, cover kneaded dough and let rest 10
minutes. Proceed with recipe).
Roll dough into an 18x8-inch rectangle; brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins, if desired, to within 1/2 inch of edges.
Roll up tightly from long side, pinching seam to seal; cut into 9 equal pieces. Place, cut sides up, in greased 8x8-inch pan.
Cover, let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and softened butter with fork until blended; stir in honey until smooth.
Drizzle on cooled rolls.
Bread Machine Variation (all-size machines): Measure dough ingredients into bread machine as suggested by manufacturer.
Use 2 1/3 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast. The milk and water temperature should be 70° to 80°F. Program for Dough/Manual cycle.
Check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; it should form a soft, smooth ball around the blade. If dough is too dry, add liquid 1 teaspoon at a time until the right dough
consistency is reached.
If dough is too sticky, add flour 1 teaspoon at a time until the right dough consistency is reached.
When the cycle is completed, remove dough from machine. Roll out dough and proceed as directed.