Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

Finally, Great Cinnamon Rolls

I just threw all these things into a bread maker on dough cycle...

1 cup warm water
1 tsp instant yeast
1/4 c sugar
1 egg
2 Tbs melted butter
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
1/2 tsp salt

and let it rip. An hour and a half later I rolled it out into a largish rectangle (10 x 20?), brushed one tablespoon of melted butter on it and sprinkled

2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar

on it, rolled it up along the short side of the rectangle and then cut it into eight pieces and plopped them into a cake pan, covered it with a plastic bag in the fridge (I think I should have just used a sheet of parchment paper, would have let the sugar sweat dry out a bit) and let it rise until Saturday morning. 25 minutes in a 375 degree oven and they were very, very satisfying.

They're probably leaner and less sweet than most people's ideal cinnamon rolls, but they were great for me. Especially with a little buttermilk icing, that was just confectioner's sugar and enough buttermilk to make a glaze. Tangy.

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