I started out with a basic roll recipe.
1 cup water, plus
1 tablespoon water (70-80 F)
1 large egg
4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
all purpose flour
1. Mix the dough ingredients in a bread maker, but only use the dough option. This allows you to mix everything and let it rise without doing any extra work. Sometimes I make the dough all by hand, but with twin toddlers running around, bread maker it was.
2. Once your dough has finished mixing and rising, take it out of the bread maker and put it on a floured surface.
3. Roll out the dough into a rectangle. It should be about 1/8 inch thick.
4. Melt some butter in a bowl and brush your dough liberally with the melted butter.
5. Sprinkle dough with sugar and cinnamon. Use a lot. Make sure your dough is covered in the mixture.
6. Starting with the long side of the rectangle, rolls your dough into a log. Make sure to roll it tightly. Once you get to the end, use a little extra butter to close the roll.
7. Slide your log onto a cutting board and cut into one inch chunks.
8. Using the extra butter, brush your round pan with some butter on the bottom and sides. Place your rolls into the pan. I put about 9 rolls per pan.
9. Put in your oven on the warm setting or place them in a warm area for one hour.
10. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and cook for 10 minutes. This stops the dough from rising anymore and "kills" the yeast.
11. The morning of, you can reheat your cinnamon rolls for 5 to 8 minutes at 350 degrees. You can serve plain or with an icing.
I am linking up with Jenn.