Friday, February 17, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls -Pudding in the Mix!

My Husband is a Danish Man..

No, I am not Danish!… He loves pastries of all kinds.

Well, I nearly fainted at the price of the “cheap,”

danishes at the store the other day. I refused to buy and went

straight home to make some really GOOD cinnamon rolls.

Not only was it rewarding it turned out to be a family activity!

cinnamon roll

Adapted from the recipe found on a million things I love

1/2 cup warm water
7 teaspoons dry yeast
1 1/2-2 tablespoons sugar
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding (and 2 cups milk)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups flour
1 1/2 – 2cups butter, softened
3 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved; set aside.
In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package directions.
Next, add butter, eggs and salt; mix well, then add yeast mixture; blend.


Gradually add flour; knead until smooth.

Place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap until doubled.

Punch down dough and let rise again.

risen doughIMG_1799

Next, roll out on floured board to 34 x 21-inch size.


Take  softened butter and spread over surface.

Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top.


Roll up very tightly - Cut into 20 rolls

*Tip : use dental floss to cut the dough! it ensures evenly cut slices that stay round!

(we like minty fresh!)

Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart; lightly press down on each roll.

Be sure to roll tight. Cover and let rise until double again.

Bake rolls in a preheated 350F oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove when they just start to turn golden.


8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk until smooth and fluffy.
Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Now, tear it up!

Since this truly made 20 rolls we flash froze 15 of them and then

individually wrapped them in plastic wrap and placed them in a large freezer bag.

You can leave one on the counter to thaw the night before

or  throw one in the microwave in the morning.

Either way… So delish! 


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