Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

This post is for Cait - and anyone else who loves really yummy breakfast food.

I have this easy recipe for fantastic cinnamon rolls that I am going to share with you, because I am so great like that. I made them last night and while I was making them I realized the smell reminded me of Christmas. I don't make these only at Christmas, but I have made them every Christmas morning for the past few years. And Thanksgiving morning. And most of the times when Rollie and Cait would spend the night because we all stayed up so late.

Since you have to make these the night before you want to eat them, they are perfect to make when you are up late at night. Playing Catan. And having a grand 'ole time. Or if you don't stay up late, you can just make them before your regular bedtime. Whichever you prefer.

Cinnamon Rolls

* Slightly thaw 2 loaves of frozen bread dough, like Rhodes (often I forget about this part and only remember to take them out when I am usually already wishing I was in bed. Then it's great to have a big strong man, like Steve, that you live with to cut them for you. Only he cut his finger last night doing it and so he might not do it for me next time).

* Cut into pieces and put into a 9x13 pan (or bigger, the bread rises!) Make sure to grease the pan!!!

* Melt 2 1/2 sticks of butter (yay, butter!!)

* Add 1 large and 1 small package of vanilla (or butterscotch) COOK & SERVE pudding. (Do not, I repeat, do not use the instant kind. It will not work. Not that I'VE ever done that...just sayin'. Again, also great to have a nice strong man, like Steve, who will be willing to run to the grocery store at 10pm so that you can save breakfast and Christmas won't be a total failure.)

* 2 tbsp of milk

* 1 cup packed brown sugar

* 1 heaping tsp of cinnamon, almost 2

* Pour mixture over bread. Cover with plastic and let it set overnight. (Make sure the plastic is tight, the bread will rise a lot and if the plastic is not tight it will overflow. I promise. Not that I've ever done that either. Ahem. It might overflow a little anyway, even with the plastic tight, but it will be a lot less messy.)

* In the morning, bake at 350 for 20 minutes or 325 for 25 minutes. (I do 325 for 25 minutes, otherwise it will sometimes be a little raw in the middle, but that's because my oven is dumb.)

I took a lovely picture of this delightful food for you this morning, but when I tried downloading it to my computer there were serious issues. Like too many other pictures on the camera and not enough space because of too many other pictures on my computer. Apparently I take way too many pictures.

Love you, Cait! And everyone else who likes yummy breakfast food.


caitlynsmith said...

i love it i love it!!!! :) i am getting the ingredients on my next grocery store trip! YAYYYY! love you! :) thanks for posting this for me!

Erin Bennett said...

Frozen bread? Or frozen dough? Either way, this sounds amazing!

Heidi said...

Frozen dough. It is amazing! :) Let me know, if you try it, what you think!

Sara said...

So great! Thanks for sharing!

Steve cut his finger? I've heard no complaints while he's playing the guitar all weekend!

I know your frustration about the space for pictures! I never have enough! :-(

Tonya said...

Can Steve, the big strong man, just bring me cinnamon rolls tomorrow? 8 o'clock would be good. Or 8:30...either one.