Tuesday, October 2, 2012

tuesday at my table...

i am finally joining debbie in her super fun series, Tuesday at the Table.  i have loved following debbie.  she is so sweet and wicked talented and gets sooo much stuff done.  and she posts some really great recipes.  i tried the cornbread muffins she posted last week and they were delicious and i feel so good about eating them since i know that they are not filled with tons of preservatives like the box mixes are!  blech! 
so, without further ado....  my recipe for the table...

cinnamon roll heaven

mmmmmmmmmmmmm......  are you drooling yet???

well make these and it will help with that problem...  also, these are so so easy.  virtually fool proof and super fast.  you don't have to let them rise, they rise as they are baking so you could have hot cinnamon rolls in seriously 1 HOUR!  the only requirement is that you use a mixer of some sort.  i have a Bosch and i love it to pieces but a Kitchenaid or any other stand mixer would work just fine.

Delicious No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
2 TBS yeast
In a small bowl add the yeast and sugar to the water.  You want the water to be hot but not too hot that it kills the yeast...  you know, just out of the tap is fine.  Let the yeast rise as you mix the following ingredients

1 cup scalded milk
(heat in microwave for 2ish minutes)
6 TBS shortening
Add the shortening to the milk and set it aside to allow it to melt.

6 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs

Put flour, salt, sugar into mixer (Kitchenaide, Bosch).  Add eggs, yeast mixture, and milk/shortening to the flour mixture.  Mix in mixer on medium for about 5 minutes.

Roll out so that it looks like a long rectangle and it is about a 1/3" thick and top with mushy butter, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.  you can also add nuts or raisins if that is your thing.  Roll it up long edge to long edge and cut them into 1 1/2 to 2 inch sections.  spray your pan with cooking spray and place them into the pan.  i usually put 8 in a 9x13 glass pan, 4 in an 8x8... you don't want to overcrowd them.  remember, they rise as they bake.

Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown and the middles don't feel doughy.  i usually have to bake for 25 to 30 minutes because i cut mine so thick!  slather them with some cream cheese frosting and eat up!



  1. these look amazing! I think I'll need to make these this weekend :)

  2. YES I'm drooling!! Seriously, in 1 hour?! Very cool. Great pics and love having you join us at the table!!

  3. Just re-started the diet yesterday. Great!

  4. gah! these look so good! and seriously, just an hour? i'm sure i'll be trying these very soon!

  5. Oh my word!!! those look amazing!

  6. These look so good! I love to bake but have never tackled anything with yeast... Might be a good way to start ;)And I have a kitchenaid mixer! But, my question is: do I use the hook/kneading attachment for this? or just the regular paddle?

  7. These look yummy, as do the fabrics in your previous post : )

  8. I used to make these all the time. Thanks for the reminder. My grandkids will love me more if I make these for them one morning

  9. Ok, so your worktop and oven would not fit in my house!!

  10. Dang, they look good. Your pictures look great, Nicke! Well done!

  11. OMG, seriously drooling! Looks like fun for the whole family making them too :oD A cinnamon roll is on my 'must eat' list for my trip

  12. Um yeah! Thanks a lot! I can't even eat that so I will live vicariously through you :-)

  13. yummo!!! those look incredible!! Maybe I will carve out the time to make those this weekend...perfect for fall mornings!


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