If you've been reading my blog, then you know that I am a self-professed poor baker. Baking is just not my thing although I continue to try. So, "made-from-scratch" sweet rolls are just not happening in my house!
But.....I can make "homemade" sweet rolls by using my "secret" ingredient.....
Frozen bread dough!!!
I use it as a base for SO many meals!!
Let your bread dough un-thaw. If you forget (like me!) and don't put it out early enough, you can microwave it on Power Level 1 for intervals of 10 minutes. Just don't let it get hard and crusty on the ends!
Grab some brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and butter.....Oops! I forgot to show the butter!
Melt about 1/2 stick butter (or margarine) over low heat until completely melted. Brush it onto your bread dough. I just roll the dough out into a rectangle shape. If I am trying to "stretch" the recipe, then I s-t-r-e-t-c-h the dough!
Sorry, but I don't measure for the next part. I probably add about 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of sugar and then just sprinkle the cinnamon on top. If you add too much sugar and butter, then it all oozes out and makes a big gooey mess in your pan!
Roll your dough into a long tube....rolling on the longest side.
You will have multiple layers of yummy goodness!!
Place in your greased pan leaving space between the rolls. They will expand! At this point (if you are not rushing through the recipe!), you can throw a dishtowel over your pan and let the rolls rise (raise?!) a little.
I was rushing....it was 10:00 at night and I was making these for my son's birthday breakfast....I just wanted to get to bed!
I bake my rolls at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Because I vary the size of my rolls, I usually have to watch them instead of setting a timer!
To make the icing, I just put powdered sugar in a cup and add small amounts of water to make a paste. Then, I just spoon it over the cooled rolls!
You must allow the rolls to cool completely before adding the icing....otherwise, it just melts away into nothing on the bottom of your pan!
They were gone in 1 meal!
What are your shortcuts?