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Cinnamon Rolls

mdunham21's picture

Cinnamon Rolls

I have undertaken the BBA challenge for 2011 but I am not one to follow directions.  I am making the recipes in the order that they appeal to me or what I have a desire to bake.  This does however mean that I will be on my own during the challenge without a number of supporters.  My family decided they wanted some cinnamon rolls, so i pulled out the bba and went to work 

The recipe called for whole milk, powdered milk, or buttermilk, so I made my own buttermilk by adding about a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to 1 and 1/4 cup 2% milk.  I creamed the sugar, salt and butter together, mixed the egg, lemon extract and added the flour, yeast, and warmed buttermilk.  I didn't have any almond extract so I just left it out.  The dough was a little wet so i worked in some extra flour and the dough became pliable and tacky. The dough was allowed to rise for a couple hours and then rolled out.  I coated dough with brown sugar and cinnamon then cut up a stick of butter and distributed it evenly throughout.  I rolled the dough and cut them about 1 and 3/4 inches apart.  The dough went for a final proof and then baked, I roughly time my baked goods and use color and temperature as my cues.  While the rolls baked I made a frosting out of powdered sugar, vanilla extract and warm milk.  


The rolls tasted even better than they look and I'm officially off my eating plan.




pmccool's picture

BBA cinnamon rolls!  I love those things!  Great bake, gixxerrider21.

These were on the "Dad, would you make..." list at Christmas.  They are every bit as good with orange or lemon flavoring instead of almond, too.


wally's picture

Lucky family and nice bake,


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MadAboutB8's picture

They're wonderful, M.

You're up for a good challenge indeed.


saltandserenity's picture

Your cinnamon buns look just perfect.  I think these were my favourite thing to make from the BBA book.  May I just say what a renegade you are baking out of order!!