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#11 Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

We are big fans of cinnamon rolls, so I figured I would give it a try to make made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I used a basic white bread recipe for the dough and then added cinnamon into the dough while I kneaded. It resulted in a really pretty spiral of red-brown cinnamon and pale white dough. After baking, the paleness remained, but they tasted pretty good, so I wasn't too worried about the color. I think I will add cinnamon to the dough mix to darken it, and then add more cinnamon for the classic spiral.

What you will need to make the dough:

· 1 ¼ cups of milk

· 4 tablespoons of butter

· 3 cups of bread flour

· 1 teaspoon of salt

· 3 teaspoons of sugar

· 1 tablespoon of yeast

Mix these all together to create your dough. I sprinkled about a tablespoon total of cinnamon while I kneaded the dough which made a neat design that I thought was very pretty.

I used a rolling pin to roll out the dough into an 1/8 inch thick sheet. I cut 1/2 inch wide strips using a knife and then rolled the strips up into a classic roll. I placed each roll onto a baking sheet and baked in the oven at 350F until done.

While the cinnamon rolls baked, I made icing using powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.

You will need:

· ½ cup of butter

· 3 cups of powder sugar

· 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

· 1 ½ tablespoons of milk

Mix these all together until you have a lovely, light weight icing to drizzle on your cinnamon rolls!

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