(very slightly adapted from Cooking Light magazine)
1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
1/2 cup warm 1% milk (100-110 degrees)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided (if you use a GF flour, make sure it has xantham gum in it)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar (I used light brown)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbps 1% milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
NOTE: Since these have to rise, if you use a gluten free all purpose flour, you'll need to make sure it has xantham gum in it. This is a naturally occurring thing, so don't freak out - but it will allow the dough to rise like regular flour. Gluten is the thing that gives you that lovely rise and air bubbles!
REMEMBER that these take 3 1/2 hours, so don't promise them for an early breakfast or you'll be joining the Dunkin' Donuts guy at 4am!
If you have a dough hook, mix, adding flour 1 tbsp at a time, until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 min. If kneading by hand, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured smooth surface and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 min. Dough will feel slightly sticky. (NOTE: I only used about 1/4 cup of the remaining 1/2 cup... add slowly!)
Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray and turn to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, for an hour or until it's doubled in size. If you press your finger in the dough and the indentation remains, it's ready. (NOTE: I have a bread proofing setting on my oven, which is 100 degrees, and it took an hour.)
To prepare filling, coming the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, mixing to get out the lumps and combine well.
Unwrap the roll and cut into 20 1/2" slices (my roll made about 30 1/2" slices). Arrange the slices, cut side up, on a jelly roll pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 1 1/2 hours until double in size.
To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, stirring with a whisk until it's not lumpy. Drizzle over the warm (hot!) rolls. EAT HOT!!! (You can also microwave room temp ones for 12 seconds for gooey deliciousness!)
RP Servings: If you're being good, 2 makes a serving. But just like those hot Krispy Kremes (or Lays potato chips), I dare you to eat just 2! I'd say, realistically, 6
RATING: 5 stars
These are amazing! Ok, not a health food, but really decadent for the calorie count.
PLEASE NOTE that this post was not plagarized, as the original post/blog is mine. :)