Monday, January 28, 2013

Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe

Glazed cinnamon roll.
Glazed cinnamon roll. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There is no better way to welcome a leisurely weekend than with homemade cinnamon rolls. The only problem is that they can be quite time consuming to make, which ruins the whole point of leisure. These rolls can be made in less than an hour thanks to the pairing of white cake mix and quick rise yeast.

  • 4-5 cups flour 
  • 1 white cake mix 
  • 2 packages quick rise yeast (1/2 ounce) 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees F) 
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 3 teaspoon cinnamon 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour, cake mix, yeast, salt and warm water. Beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to create a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface-knead until smooth and elastic. Roll dough into a 9X18 rectangle. Spread with butter then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll, jelly roll style, starting with the long end. Slice into 1 inch pieces and place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, approximately 15 minutes. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Frost if desired.

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