Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

                                         
           Recipe from the Thermador Taste of America Cookbook


The baking tradition is an important one in the state of Arkansas. This recipe is a perfect example: It belonged to Trish’s grandmother, who gave it to Trish’s mom, who gave it to Trish. These rolls are wonderful for breakfast, for brunch, or as an anytime treat.


Submitted by:
Trish Waller


Makes 12


Dough
½ cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 ¼-ounce packages dry yeast
⅓ cup warm water
3 large eggs, beaten to blend
1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
4 cups all purpose flour


Filling
1 cup (firmly packed) golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ cup (1 stick) butter
Frosting
1 cup powdered sugar
2 ounces cream cheese, chilled
1 tablespoon whole milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract


For dough: Melt butter in heavy small skillet over
medium-high heat. Add milk, sugar, and salt and
bring just to simmer. Pour into bowl of heavy-duty
mixer fitted with dough hook. Cool to lukewarm.
Meanwhile, sprinkle yeast over 1/3 cup warm water
in small bowl. Stir to dissolve.
Beat yeast mixture and eggs into milk mixture. Mix in
potato flakes. Beat in flour 1 cup at a time. Transfer
dough to floured work surface and knead until
smooth. Transfer dough to oiled bowl; turn to coat.
Cover with damp cloth and let rise in warm draft-free
area until doubled in volume, about 11/2 hours.
For filling: Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in bowl.
Melt butter in heavy small saucepan. Roll dough out
on lightly floured surface to 14x9-inch rectangle
about 1 inch thick. Brush dough generously with
melted butter. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar
mixture. Beginning at 1 long end, roll up dough
jelly-roll style. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Arrange on
baking sheets. Let rise in warm draft-free area until
doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush roll tops with
remaining melted butter. Bake until cooked through
and slightly golden, about 12 minutes. Transfer to
rack and cool completely.


For frosting: Using electric mixer, beat all
ingredients until smooth. Drizzle rolls with frosting
just before serving.
Serve with coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate, or juice.