Hubcap Cinnamon Rolls






Hubcap Cinnamon Rolls 

1 1/4 cups warm milk (not hot)
4 teaspoons dry active yeast
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, plus an additional 1/2 cup, divided use
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons melted butter, plus an additional 8 tablespoons, divided use
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In the bowl of a stand mixer, using a paddle attachment, mix together milk, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar, on low speed until combined; allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Add remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, eggs, 2 tablespoons melted butter, baking powder and salt, and mix on medium speed until combined - about 1-2 minutes. Mix in flour, gradually, until combined. Continue to beat for an additional 3-4 minutes or until dough started to pull away from bowl. Grease a large mixing bowl and scrape dough into it. Dough will be sticky! Don't add more flour. Cover the bowl with a towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm area for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.

Roll dough out onto a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, into a 1/4-thick rectangle. Cut 4 tablespoons cold butter into tiny pieces and dot the dough with 2 tablespoons of it. Fold the dough in half, long end to long end. Dot the dough with remaining 2 tablespoons cold butter pieces. Fold the dough in half, long end to long end. Roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle; melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter and brush 3/4 of it over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough up, jelly roll style, using the shorter ends. Slice off the ends of the roll, that don't contain any cinnamon and brown sugar. Slice roll into 1-inch thick slices, and place into 2 greased 13x9-inch baking dishes. Brush the tops of cinnamon rolls with remaining 1/4 of butter. Cover cinnamon rolls with towels and allow to rise in a warm area for 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in bulk. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake cinnamon rolls for 22-25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Do not overbake! Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze: sift the confectioners' sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl; whisk in cream and vanilla extract until well combined. I mean, really mix it up and make sure it's well combined.

Spread the glaze evenly over warm cinnamon rolls.

Makes 9 monster sized cinnamon rolls

49 comments:

  1. Emily - I can't wait to hear about what's happening this weekend!

    And those look better than the ones at Cinnabon!

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  2. Lovely cinnamon rolls! Eek, hopefully next year won't be so bad with waiting to do your taxes... ;)

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  3. oh what a wonderful view. these are gorgeous, wish I had one to eat with my coffee. hmm
    you should have posted a photo with your new hair do :)

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  4. Yummy :) What are you up to now... another trip to NYC??Another Food Network appearance?? Can't wait to find out!

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  5. yummm. these look so good! i second snooky doodle, i want one with coffee! Do you drink coffee btw?

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  6. haha! blondes do have more fun! :) I have been really really wanting cinnamon rolls lately... yours are so tempting!

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  7. Mmmm, these look delicious! Cinnamon rolls intimidate me, so I've never made them. I can't wait to hear about your upcoming events.

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  8. Oh those look so good. I have been thinking about making cinnamon rolls...trying another recipe with yeast!!

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  9. Your cinnamon rolls are making my mouth water! I'm glad you entered the BakeOff - yay!

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  10. Positively gorgeous. You did that revolutionary-only-you-would-think-of-that-trick before of using yeast AND baking powder. HOW did you come up with that? That's what I call genius.

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  11. Ugh, I'm sorry about the tax fiasco. At least you're caught up on your celebrity gossip :) By the way, getting my hair done--even though it's a totally expensive, time-consuming event--is one of my favorite things ever. I just love feeling pampered for those few hours. Anyyyyway, back to the food. Um, yeah, your cinnamon rolls look totally delicious. I need to have one. Now. Seriously, my mouth is watering.

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  12. These look delicious! Actually everything you do is delicious!

    I am going to try these out.

    ;) amy

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  13. Those do look so "billowy" and I love that you described it like that. haha. I can't wait to try these!! They will be perfect for a "this is your last final til med school" day!!

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  14. I would love to wake up to one of those beauties on the weekend!!

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  15. This look so delicious Emily. I have to bookmark this.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  16. delicious as always!
    that first picture looks absolutely divine!
    would you ever consider making a butter cake? not like a pound cake, but like the gooey kind? I'm sure you could put a really creative and yummy twist to this cravable treat.
    (oh here's an xample in case you have no idea what I'm talking about.)
    http://www.hollyberrybaking.com/GooeyButterCake.html
    http://www.top50states.com/images/recipe-gooey-butter-cake.jpg

    good luck with pillsbury! whip us up something good!

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  17. i dont know why, but i have been craving cinnamon buns for ever!! these look so good, i like that their large and flatter rather than tall! thanks for sharing, i'll have to try these out soon!

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  18. Love the rolls, but I hate not knowing your little secret:)

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  19. These look so yummy! I want to eat one immediately. ;)

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  20. Yowza...I need to make these next time I have half the day free. ;)

    Oh wait I'm unemployed, so thats every day. Sweet!! I'll let you know how they turn out!

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  21. Good LORD, that roll looks delicious! Anxious to hear your news, bet it's going to be fun!

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  22. You deserve a break-I take my fair share of 'em :D.

    I didn't know it was possible to use yeast and leaveners--very cool that you did it. These look like they have the perfect texture :).

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  23. Absolutely delicious Em! I'd love some of those for my b'day!

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  24. Taxes are the pits!!!! Your final attempt of these hubcaps is making me crave something sweet now!!!

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  25. What? No hair pics?
    These look like perfect comfort food.I could go for a about three right now with my coffee.

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  26. I'll take one of them hubcaps! Cinnamon rolls are like my favorite thing ever. Wouldn't be such a good idea though since I'm trying to drop 10 more pounds. Might stall things a bit.

    My sister in law is our accountant. Lucky us!

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  27. I want to see the new hairdo!! :-)


    Oh my, cinnamon rolls - I'll take a dozen of those, please.

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  28. Be-yoo-ti-ful! Can't wait to hear what your next adventure will be. Must be important to get 'the do' going.

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  29. I haven't been able to be around in awhile, but it looks like you haven't let up! Everything looks as fabulous as usual!

    NAOmni, also Kaylee

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  30. My previous job had something similar to that second home sign. Sadly it was more of my first home. Oh well live and learn.

    I hate taxes and thank you TurboTax for making them idiot proof for me.

    Way to stick with it and they look awesome!

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  31. Emily, these look divine. I can't wait to hear about this weekend and see you new do!

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  32. Yum, this is the second cinnamon roll that I've drooled over today.

    Good luck....sounds like you have lots of exciting "stuff" going on!
    ~ingrid

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  33. the bigger a serving of cinnamon roll, the better. i like your description of them--billowy certainly can't be a bad quality. :)

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  34. I think all dessert should be supersized.
    And when I make a mistake with people's meals they get free donuts (with fudge, caramel, and raspberry sauces). Breakfast-y desserts just somehow make the pain go away! ;)

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  35. these look so wonderful! I love cinnamon rolls in any form- but these are especially appealing!

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  36. these sound phenomenal! I think if anyone messes something up for you, they should now be required to give you a cinnamon roll :) love it!

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  37. Looked great, and I bet they tasted better! A place in rural Michigan(White Cloud)had a restaurant that served one the size of a dinner plate! Breakfast was fun there!

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  38. Oooh... I'm very excited to hear about your upcoming weekend event.

    I'm also quite excited about these cinnamon rolls. I'm drooling at the photo. So beautiful.

    I hate smelling good food when I'm in a place where I'm stuck and can't eat. I hope you got some chicken eventually.

    Now be a good girl next year and do your taxes on time. I hope the refund at least covered the cost of the preparation!

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  39. Isn't that annoying that work occupies our lifes so much?! What are you doing on friday? I'm curious! Nice rolls Emily, very nice ones!

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  40. Food network replays an old Pillsbury cook-off all the time, I hope they finally tape a new one, and I hope you're on it! What recipe did you submit?

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  41. OhMyGod!!!
    They look heavenly. I have been craving cinnamon buns ever since I found an expired tube of them in the back of my fridge. I had bought a tube from Aldi and forgot all about them. So I had to throw them away... *sigh*
    I would like to try these, but somehow I am scared of making cinnamon rolls. I think I will screw them up. Plus I wish you didn't need to let them rise. I hate waiting. ;)

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  42. Mmmm! Gimme some hubcap! They look great.

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  43. I just had cinnamon rolls Sunday night for dinner, but I think this calls for a new celebration....

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  44. I'm looking forward to making these. Great pictures!!

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  45. These look INCREDIBLE. I love cinnamon rolls but have been trying to eat a little healthier lately. I think I'll be breaking THAT rule this weekend :)

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  46. This is too tempting not to make. Bookmarked!

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  47. I have been wanting to try a cinnamin roll type recipe for a while, maybe a cinnabun craving? These look fab.

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