The smell of warm cinnamon rolls permeated the halls of our school today. You can imagine how many visitors I had popping their heads or their bodies into my classroom to find out what we were cooking that smelled so delicious. This was the second time for my chicklets to use biscuit dough. They did very well. You can try these for yourself if you are in the mood for cinnamon rolls and do not have the time to make the yeast roll variety. These can be rolled out and cut in less than 15 minutes. Can’t you just taste them now along with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast? Come on, if you can make biscuit dough you can make these easily.
How do you make these wonderful rolls? Well, if you have mastered my post “Making Biscuits From Scratch” you can do this. After rolling out the dough into a rectangle a little smaller than a 9 x 13 inch pan, spread 1/4 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Here is a photo.
- Starting on the long side of the dough roll the dough up tightly.
- Pinch the dough together when you get to the end.
- This dough is very forgiving. If it sticks to the wax paper just take a straight edge spatula and push the dough toward the roll. Pinch holes that you might make together.
- The diameter of the roll should be the same from end to end. Push the ends toward the middle to shorten the roll. This should help with the diameter.
Now here is a trick I learned from some cookbook. Use dental floss to cut the dough. Pull off about 10 inches and hold the floss the same way you would when flossing teeth. Place the floss under the dough and pull together quickly to cut. This will keep your rolls nice and round. See the photo.
Place in a 9×13 inch lightly greased pan. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 – 20 minutes.
When you take them out of the oven ice them with a heaping cup of powdered sugar mixed with just enough milk for the correct consistency. Usually it takes about 1-2 tablespoons. You can flavor with vanilla, lemon, orange, or almond flavoring. Serve hot.
Here is what we cooked up today. You take a look while I head to the gym after tasting 12 of these wonderful little things!!
The Teacher Cooks