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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Quick Cinnamon Rolls

I love a good cinnamon roll, but sometimes you want one and don't have or want to take the time to make one with a yeast dough.  You want it now!   I had heard of using a biscuit dough to make them, but never tried until recently.  They turned out very darned good too!   You want to use a biscuit dough that is a bit richer than usual, and you can also add some sugar to the dough and even a bit of vanilla as well.   Here is the dough I used and how I did it.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter cut into pieces
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.  salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup buttermilk
4 tbsp. sugar (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Grease/butter a 8x8 inche bake pan.    Mix all the dry ingredients together and then cut the butter into until it is like pea sized bits.   Make a well in the center and quickly stir in the sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla if using.    Stir until most of the flour is moistened, then knead in the bowl until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated.   Flour a board or counter top and place the dough there and roll out about 1/2 inch thick.   Spread the top with melted butter, then heavily sprinkle with dark brown sugar and then sprinkle heavily with cinnamon.   Roll up and cut into 12 slices.   Place in the prepared pan and bake about 30 minutes, until risen and the top is nicely browned.   Remove from the oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes, then spread with the glaze.    Allow to cool another 15-20 minutes before eating.   These are addicting!

Glaze:   about 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and enough real maple syrup until you have a thick glaze.  Spread over the hot rolls.   Use cream or milk if you don't care for maple.