Exhausted from watching that 5 times.
I knead a break.
I recently made a recipe that called for two pounds of frozen bread dough. I bought a bag that contained 5 pounds of dough and when I opened it to remove one of the dough logs I discovered that they were all stuck together. Since it was impossible to chisel them apart I thawed the whole lot of it.
Pressed to figure out what to do with the 3 pounds of dough, I decided to search for a recipe for cinnamon rolls using frozen bread dough.
Today’s recipe for Easy Cinnamon Rolls was the first I clicked upon. And oh, what a fantastic click.
The cinnamon-sugar filling is spot on perfect as is the creamy vanilla glaze. I easily tripled the recipe, leaving nuts out of a few pans for the non-nut fans in the family.
The cinnamon rolls are amazing warm from the oven, but they keep very well, covered, at room temperature for a few days. Eat cold or zap for 30 seconds in the microwave to warm it up. All 60 of our cinnamon rolls were gone within 4 days!
Easy Cinnamon Rolls
1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon water, or as needed
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 dash vanilla extract
1. Lightly grease 2 round cake pans with butter.
2. Roll bread dough out to an 6 x 18-inch rectangle.
3. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, nuts, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread over dough.
4. Roll dough into a log, starting at the long edge. Moisten edge with water and seal. Cut log into 20 slices.
5. Arrange rolls, cut sides down, in prepared cake pans. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 90 minutes.
6. Preheat oven to 350℉/175℃.
7. Pour heavy cream over dough.
8. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
9. Mix confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls.
Makes 20 rolls
Recipe slightly adapted from Allrecipes.com
I think that Hudson Freeman could really use a cinnamon roll.
Per his Bandcamp page “Hudson spends most of his time playing in drop D on an acoustic guitar. That’s legitimately all he spends his time doing. He’s kind of lonely and pathetic, really.”
Hudson’s new record ‘A Man, One Day’ projects sadness, fear and self-doubt threaded through with a touch of hope. I love his voice and all of the instruments he brings in to the mix.
“Every bone inside my body screams in fear of the unknown
and every atom sings out well oh well oh well oh well”