Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rolling Along

This time of year makes me want to cook and create in the kitchen.  It also helps that the kitchen is done and I'm anxious to give it a work out!

Friday night I decided to make a batch of cinnamon rolls for the weekend.  This is so easy and super yummy!  It only takes a few ingredients. 

Dissolve two packages of yeast in 2 1/2 cups of luke warm water.  Add a box of yellow cake mix and stir in 4 1/2 cups of flour.
I made up my dough the night before and put in the fridge.  If making the same day, let rise before making rolls.


Here's the fun part, cover work area with flour and roll out the dough.  We just installed new granite counter tops, so I just let it roll on the granite and it made the job so easy!!  I made sure I had everything cleaned up before the husband got out of bed!

Cover dough with butter, I use soft spread and use the back of a spoon to cover the dough, makes it clean and easy.

I have become a fan of The Pioneer Woman.  She had a roll recipe but added chocolate chips!  I had to try it, so I bought mini chocolate chips.  This was a great addition and will be doing it the next time!

I did half chocolate and half regular just to test!

Let the rolling begin, carefully roll the length and keep even and tight as you go.

There are plenty of ways to cut the cinnamon rolls. This is a fun way to get the kids involved and no sharp knifes are needed.  All it takes is a piece of dental floss or thin string.
Slide the thread under the dough, about an inch in, cross the thread and pull tight.  Cuts perfectly!

Place in a greased pan, let dough rise and bake at 350 degrees until golden!

So I am not as good as Pioneer Woman.  I don't make my own icing, I just buy already made cream cheese icing!  Made for several great snacks this weekend!  It all depends how thick you cut them, but I made just over 2 dozen.  We ate a pan, the neighbors got a pan and I froze a pan to bake later!

You can also experiement with different cake mixes.  I have also used butter pecan, I want to see what a chocolate cake mix would do!

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Susie said...

Sounds yummy!!

Megan said...

I love it! So going to try this sometime. Thanks!

BigD said...

That looks really good!
I've never heard of using a cake mix that way.
BTW: I gave you a shout out on my blog about your kitchen project. You're inspiring me. I'm going to have to come check out the kitchen in person some time soon!

Lana said...

Big D did! I read it! Can I be your neighbor? I've heard of rolls made with a cake mix, and now I can try it for myself! From my thighs, THANKS JONI! ;-)

ann said...

I will try them I like to use cake mix to make other desserts. And they look great. Like the chip addition.

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