Sunday, January 29, 2012

HUGE Homemade Cinnamon Rolls-Step by Step Tutorial

I just love cinnamon rolls! But I just fix them a couple of times a year, because I would eat them all, LOL! These are the best Cinnamon Rolls I've ever had the pleasure of eating! Better than any store bought, even better than Cinnabon! They're really super easy to make, so don't let using yeast intimidate you! I found this recipe from I forgot to take a picture at the beginning, the idea of blogging about it didn't come until I dumped it out on my pastry mat and thought I should do a tutorial, so that's why it's late to the game! But everybody knows how to dump the ingredients into a bread machine and push start! I have included the important steps :-)

This Huge Cinnamon Roll was on top of my hand. I tried to think of a way to let you all know just how big they were!


1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup warm milk
1 egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups bread flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp)

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons milk


In the pan of your bread machine, combine water, melted butter, vanilla pudding, warm milk, egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast. Set machine to Dough cycle; press Start.

When Dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 17x10 inch rectangle.

Spread with softened butter.
In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over dough.
Roll up dough, beginning with long side. *NOTE* I rolled mine on the short side to yield bigger rolls. If you want more rolls, then roll up from the long side.
Slice into 16 one inch slices and place in 9x13 buttered pan. Cover with clean kitchen towel Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. You can see they've doubled in size
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bake in preheated oven for 13-16 minutes. While rolls bake, stir together cream cheese, softened butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk. Remove rolls from oven and top with frosting.
You can just put a huge dollop of icing on the cinnamon rolls and it will melt perfectly on it's own!
Now enjoy your ooey, gooey, cinnamoney, gigantic cinnamon roll! It's sure to bring a huge smile to your face :-)

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