Thursday, February 3, 2011

In Case of Blizzard....

Make apple cinnamon rolls!

We were getting prepared for the impending blizzard this week and I had visions of sitting in front of the fire, wrapped up in my lap quilt and having a big, warm apple cinnamon sweet roll and a cup of hot coffee.

These are made with the same recipe as my regular cinnamon rolls...but I used a spice cake mix and added an additional scant teaspoon of apple pie spice.

I use rapid rise yeast, so all my dry ingredients, including the yeast go in first. The hot water and 2 beaten eggs go in to make a soft dough.

The dough is placed in a large bowl, covered and set in a warm place to rise.

When it has doubled in size I pour it out on my clean, dry counter top that has been dusted with flour.

Using my hands, I gently toss the dough in the flour and press it out into a long rectangle. I covered the rectangle with almost a half stick of melted butter, a generous sprinkle of brown sugar, a little apple pie spice and a can of chopped up apple pie filling.

Roll it up like a jellyroll....

and cut slices a generous one inch thick. Place on a sheet pan and let sit in a warm place to rise.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (the time is extended from the usual 25 minutes to insure the dough next to the wet filling gets done).

Generously frost with powdered sugar frosting or your favorite canned frosting.

Look out the front door and shudder.

Look out the back door and shudder.

Now get one of the hot apple cinnamon sweet rolls and your cup of hot coffee and go sit in front of the fire. No need to shudder because the house is warm and toasty and smells like apples and cinnamon. Pure comfort!

I hope everyone fared well in this horrible weather. Stay safe and warm!

1 comment:

  1. The glaze made it more beautiful! And I love it definitely.


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