Awhile back, I tried making some low fat cinnamon rolls and wondered why they hardly rose at all. I looked at the back of the yeast package, and it had expired in 2012 of February. That would be why! I got some new yeast at the grocery store, so I have a fresh infection now. That was a terrible joke, I know. Anyways, always check the expired date on your yeast packages. I’m never buying those instant yeast packages you get at Sam’s Club ever again. By the time I actually get to use them the yeast has expired already. I’m just going to purchase the small jars it comes in now.
The first thing I made with the fresh yeast, were these cinnamon rolls. The dough recipe, I adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction and the orange marmalade filling was from the Pioneer Woman. After you’ve cut out the cinnamon rolls and place them in 8X11 baking dish, you can just cover them up really tightly and let them rise over night. Then bake them off in the morning. I want to try making pizza dough, pretzels, bread, and more cinnamon rolls. I’m going to make a low fat pizza dough recipe sometime this week and top with whatever I want to.
Oh yah, and I recently got on Buzzfeed too! That was my goal for 2015 since I’ve had two posts of mine on the Huffington post. I surf Buzzfeed food all the time and like to see the articles on there.Print
- 1 cup milk
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Red Start Platinum yeast (2 standard size packets)*
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature and cut into 4 pieces
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting/rolling
- 8 tablespoons of orange marmalade
- 6 tablespoons of melted butter
- 8 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 tsp of orange zest
- 2 tablespoons of a freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a sauce pan over medium heat warm the milk. While the milk is warming, add the yeast and sugar to the stand mixer. After the milk has warmed up, add the milk to the yeast and sugar mixture and let that sit for 5 minutes until the yeast gets all foamy.
- Turn the stand mixer on, and add in the rest of the ingredients. Softened butter, 2 eggs, and milk. I usually let the stand mixer kneed the dough for a couple of minutes with the dough hook. Place the dough in a greased bowl, so that the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl. Let the dough rise for an hour or 2 in a warm room covered with a towel.
- Once the dough has risen, roll the dough out on a floured surface. Melt the butter in the microwave and spread evenly over the dough. Then take the orange marmalade and evenly spread that over the top of the dough. Sprinkle some sugar on top of the orange marmalade mixture.
- Using your fingers, roll the dough up so that it looks like a really long log. Then cut the dough into about 1 to 2 inch circles and place them back in a 8 X 11 greased pan so that they can rise again.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes or until the tops have turned golden brown.
- While the rolls are baking, make the icing. In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar, orange zest, orange juice, milk, and vanilla until smooth. I usually just use a fork and mix that all together. Poor over hot cinnamon rolls right when they come out of of the oven.