Wednesday, November 3, 2010

mini cini cupcakes

Cinnamon rolls are easy to make and they are inexpensive when you need something to feed a crowd or hungry teens! There are plenty of books to read and help online if you need a bit of help in understanding the basics of yeast breads.

I thought this was my Momma's basic recipe from years ago...turns out it was my twinsie's. OOPS! I changed it a bit so I could remember the measurements. It is simple and easy to memorize so you can make them on a late at night or at six in the morning when your child tip-toe's into your room and reminds you they signed up for class snacks and "everyone" wants cinnamon rolls! Hmmmm? Caleb and Laurissa! :)How can I say no? I can't!

Our friends loved to gather in our home...looking back, I am pretty sure they were drawn to my sweet Momma... and I am pretty sure her yummy cinnamon rolls might have had a little bit of something to do with it, too.

Who can resist the smell of cinnamon rolls baking on a chilly Autumn afternoon? It just says "WELCOME, come in, get warm and stay for awhile."

Oma’s Cinnamon Rolls {Sorry, Laur...they have been called that for so long...I can't change the name!} :)

{Oma's Cinnamon Rolls AKA Auntie Laura's Cinnamon Rolls adapted by Lisa...forget it!}

2 cups very warm water

1 Tbsp. yeast

1 Tbsp. organic sugar

1 Tbsp. kosher salt

1 Tbsp. oil

1 egg

6 cups flour


*Add yeast, sugar, salt, and oil to water and let sit until yeast starts to bubble…about 5 minutes.

*Pour into bowl of stand mixer with dough hook.

*Add egg and flour.

*Mix until dough comes together into a ball.

*Let sit for about 5 minutes.

*Divide dough into two balls.

*Roll out on ROULPAT.

*Roll into rectangle. {About 19” long by about 11”}

*Spread dough with ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temp.

*Sprinkle with ½ cup organic sugar

*Sprinkle with cinnamon

*Sprinkle with ½ cup brown sugar

*Roll it up and pinch seam together

*Slice into even rounds

*Place in prepared pan. {You may use two 9 inch greased pie plates}

*Let sit covered for about 25 minutes or until dough is “puffy”.

*Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

Take out of oven. Let sit for a few minutes.
Frost and ENJOY!

I love cupcakes and especially the little papers, so I made my cinnamon rolls a bit smaller and then put them into the cupcake liners after they had cooled a bit!

You can also make a batch to keep and one to give away. Simply place a batch on a plate or leave them in the pie plate. Wrap the rolls with strong cellophane and tie it with ribbon or string. Thrift stores and garage sales have great prices on pie plates and single dinner plates. It is nice for the recipient to be able to keep it! We all know how long we can have dishes sitting around that need to be returned. :0

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  1. What a great idea! Especially with Christmas coming... this would make the perfect gift. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Such a great recipe! One of my best friends was just diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. This will be a great recipe to share with her family. Keep her in your prayers if you would. Her name is Amber. Thanks! Have a great weekend!

    Judy :)

  3. Judy, I am so sorry. We will pray for Amber tonight.

  4. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Thanks for the recipe, I want to make some!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  5. Happy sweet and sugary Pink Saturday...God Bless you and keep you this week...