I was midway through making supper and a batch of cinnamon rolls a few nights ago when when the electricity went off. What to do? Brush the flour off my face, put the hamburger back in the refrigerator and go out for supper. Not before I rolled out the dough.
We were going camping in a few days and I wanted to get the cinnamon rolls rolled out and into the freezer before we went. My husband has a great memory of when he was young getting “the best cinnamon rolls” from a place in Hill City that is no longer open. I was hoping to recreate that for him.
This is just a basic sweet dough recipe. I tried to make it as healthy as I could, keeping my Dutch husband’s sweet tooth in mind.
Let the dough raise for about an hour – or until it’s doubled.
Roll the dough out until it’s about 10 inches by 20-ish??
Schmear a stick of softened butter on the dough. Sprinkle with sucanat and cinnamon. The sucanat gives a brown sugary flavor.
Roll the dough up as tight as you can and tuck the end under.
Slice into 12 rolls. I slice into thirds then the thirds into half – then half again.
Lay on a parchment lined baking sheet.
I froze them for a few hours like this before I took them off and put them into a ziplock bag.
I wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast one morning while we were camping – so I melted the butter – added the sucanat and put these on top in a 9×13.
I didn’t realize that it would be 50 degrees in our RV and they would not raise. At all.
I baked them very slowly and they were still ok. We are still getting the hang of the RV and everything that goes with it. 🙂
- 2¼ tsp yeast
- ½ cup warm water
- ½ cup scalded milk
- ¼ cup sucanat
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3½ to 4 cups organic white flour
- 1 stick soften butter
- ½ -3/4 cup sucanat
- 2 T cinnamon
- Glaze: (optional)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 T cream
- Mix the yeast with water and let sit.
- Add the butter into the scalded milk and let melt.
- Add in the yeast.
- Knead in the rest of the ingredients and let raise until it doubles.
- Punch down and roll out - about 10x20.
- Spread butter on.
- Sprinkle with sucanat and cinnamon.
- Roll up and slice.
- Freeze on parchment paper for a good 2 hours.
- Put into a zip lock bag.
- The night before the morning you want them - put them in a 9x13 and let raise overnight.
- In the morning bake for about 30 minutes.