These are so incredibly bad for you!! And they smell and taste heavenly. I am a huge fan of the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. I have had great success with making bread with their method and was so happy the day I bought this book. The bread really does look and taste like the fancy breads you find in a real bakery. Well, this morning, since I was up at the crack of dawn due to the dog….I decided to surprise my husband and son yesterday morning…there is nothing like waking up in the morning to the aroma of baking Cinnamon Rolls now is there. This only happens maybe 2 or 3 times a year in our house.
This book shows you how to make a batch of bread dough to keep in your refrigerator and you can chunk off a piece of dough anytime you like and bake it up fresh anytime you want. The Cinnamon Roll recipe uses the same dough that is used for the bread. (Only add mega amounts of butter, sugar, and cinnamon for the caramel topping and the filling.) :)
The butter, sugar filling is smeared over the rolled out bread dough. Then it is rolled up and divided into 8 pieces.
A mixture of butter and brown sugar (pecans optional) is mixed and placed in the bottom of a cake pan. The rolls are set on tip of this soon to be caramel mixture and then left to rise for about an hour before baking them off for about 40 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven you flip them upside down onto a plate and the melted caramel sauce drips down.
And then of course you have to finish them off with more sugar. This time you mix up a little bit of Confectioner’s Sugar with a tiny bit of water and drizzle it over the whole thing.