Cinnamon Rolls

Published January 23, 2012 by yourstruliejulie

I tried this excellent recipe for Christmas this year and they were a success! From the book Teens Cook by Megan and Jill Carle

Dough:

1 cup cottage cheese

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons baking powder

4  1/4 cups flour plus extra for dusting

Filling:

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons cinnamon

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup honey

TO PREPARE THE DOUGH: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Place the cottage cheese into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add the sugar, eggs, oil, and milk and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the baking powder. Add 3 1/2 cups of the flour and stir until the mixture forms a dough. Using your hands, add the remaining 3/4 cups of flour a little at a time by sprinkling a little flour over the dough and folding the dough over to mix it in. Repeat this process until the dough is smooth and not sticky.

Spread a thin layer of the flour on a flat work surface and roll the dough into a large rectangle about  20 by 25 inches.

 

TO PREPARE THE FILLING: Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt the butter and brush over the entire surface of the dough. Drizzle the honey over the butter, then sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the dough. Starting on the longer side, carefully roll up the dough as tightly as possible.

Lightly butter or spray the bottom and sides of a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.

Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into 1 1/4 thick inch slices with a sawing motion. If you press down while cutting the dough it will smash together and lose the “roll” effect.  Arrange the cinnamon rolls in the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until done. (to check for doneness, pull up slightly on the center of one the rolls in the middle of the pan. The dough should pull apart. If it stretches, it needs to be baked more.)

Remove the pan from the oven, run a knife around the edges to loosen the cinnamon rolls, and invert the pan onto a serving platter.

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