Monday, March 24, 2008

Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls

So what should one do with a tub of cream cheese frosting leftover from making coconut cupcakes? (Besides eating by the spoonful - which I could easily do.) Since I had some sour cream leftover as well, I thought I would make cinnamon rolls. I love making coffee cakes with sour cream because it makes a soft and tender bread - sometimes regular dough can get a bit dry and tough. These yeasty rolls are soft and tender and melt in your mouth, and when slathered in frosting - well, need I say more? Because I use my bread machine to mix the dough, these are fairly easy to make. Here is my recipe:

Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls


1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package quick rise dry yeast
1/4 cup water
1 egg
2 cups flour

In a small pan, combine the butter, sour cream, sugar, and salt. Cook over low heat, stirring with a wisk, until the butter melts. Set aside to cool slightly.

In the pan of your bread machine, add the egg, flour, and water. Put the egg into the pan first and top with the flour and water (so the egg does not cook when you add the butter mixture). Top with the butter mixture. Add the packet of yeast into the yeast dispenser of your bread machine. Set the machine to run on the dough cycle. At the end of the cycle remove the dough from the pan. Set on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 10 x 12 inch rectangle.


3 Tablespoons softened butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts)

Spread the dough rectangle with the softened butter. Sprinkle with the mixture of sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg and then top with the chopped pecans. Roll the dough up from the 12 inch side. Cut the roll into 9 slices about 1 1/4 inch each. Place into a greased 9 inch square pan and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden.

Let cool slightly. Top with your favorite frosting. Eat warm!!! (I guess that goes without saying!)

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