Forget the Flowers

 They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I am begining to think that is especially true when the man in question is a runner, but if you think about it, that’s true for just about everyone. Who (man or woman) would say no to breakfast in bed? Or a homemade meal? A simple, nice dinner out? A box of chocolate? Or just a Thinking-Of-You cupcake? I don’t know about you, but (ignoring the calories) I would certainly prefer a dozen of these to a dozen roses 🙂

I am not typically a breakfast person, but lately we’ve been making breakfast a lot. Though this takes a bit long for a typical breakfast, it was a good change from the pancake recipe we’ve really fallen for.

It’s a complete coincidence that this is the second Epicurian Escapism recipe I’ve done in a row, because I’ve been holding the Oreo Cupcake recipe for a while now. But the important thing is that these things are really amazing.

Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from: Epicurian Escapism

1/4 oz instant yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs
4 cups flour

FILLING:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
ground cinnamon powder
1/3 cup butter, softened

ICING:
8 tbsps butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk. Add sugar, butter, flour and eggs. Mix well.

Knead the dough into a large ball, and place in a bowl, covered with a damp towel, and allow to rise for about an hour.

When doubled in size, punch the dough down. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

Preheat the oven to 375f.

To make the filling, combine the sugar and brown sugar in a bowl. Spread the softened butter over the surface of the dough, and sprinkle the filling evenly over the surface, then sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Roll the dough tightly from the long edge to the bottom edge. Cut into slices about 1 3/4 inch, and place in a lightly greased pan, slightly apart. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

To make the icing, beat all the ingredients until fluffy. Spread generously over the cinnamon rolls while still hot. Enjoy!

We decided to skip the icing this time around, but if you’re up for the extra work, you should try it. I think these are incredibly tasty naked these but would be great with the icing. (Yes, I have yet another naked confection for my blog) 🙂

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2 Responses to Forget the Flowers

  1. breadchick says:

    Those are just lovely!

  2. ovenhaven says:

    Gorgeous. I totally forgot I blogged about this, until I saw them here 😛 Maybe it’s time I revisited them 🙂 And I love them without the icing too!

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