Sunday, February 10, 2013

I made cinnamon rolls! (Dye-free)

We like cinnamon rolls on weekends. However, last month it dawned on me to check the labels of the canned ones we usually make, and every single brand has artificial dyes. (Good thing Miss Sophie doesn't eat much.) I suspect it's the icing, but didn't want to take the chance. So, we've been without.

This morning I woke up thinking about cinnamon rolls, and had an idea. I made regular biscuit dough, and made the roll with that. With some melted butter and homemade icing, we had an ooey gooey breakfast.

2 1/2 c Bisquick
2/3 c milk
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/8 c brown sugar
1 tsp (estimated) cinnamon

Make biscuit dough with the Bisquick and milk. Knead and roll out into a rectangle approximately 1 cm thick. Brush with some of the melted butter. Combine brown sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl, and cover the rectangle. Roll the dough into a log, and slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.

Pour most of the remaining melted butter into the bottom of a round pan. Arrange the cinnamon rolls in the pan and brush with any remaining leftover butter. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

For the icing, I poured about 1/4 c half and half into a small bowl and added around 1 tsp vanilla. I stirred in approximately 1 c powdered sugar, 1/4 c at a time, until it was thick enough to glaze the rolls. (I didn't actually measure anything in the icing, I just mixed & added until it looked right.) when the cinnamon rolls were finished baking, I poured the glaze over them. It didn't sit on top like thicker icings, but soaked in the rolls.

They were delicious!

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