Roll longways and slice. My end pieces are a bit funny looking, but trust me, they taste fine.
Oh yes, I think I am really going to love my new mixer for years to come! And my son? He loves Momma's cinnamon rolls!
A few months ago, our very old, but trusty Kenwood finally died. So, we lived for awhile with storebought bread, storebought pizza, storebought treats. And - we could not grind meat because the meat grinder goes on the mixer. Yuck. To add insult to injury - all those things cost about 4X more than what they should at the store. A good mixer is really a money saver if you use it! If you just let it sit on the shelf and collect dust - not so much. Anyway - I now have a new mixer! This one: http://www.citychef.ca/xcart/customer/product.php?productid=18214 - it is much bigger than my old mixer - so I have to start experimenting with increasing the recipe because the mixing bowl looks pretty empty when you make just 1-2 batches of something. And with an 1100 watt motor - I think it will stand up to some serious use!*
Here is a photo of my NEW K-hook compared to the old one. Yup - the new bowl is huge!
So far I've only made honey oatmeal bread and cinnamon rolls and then more cinnamon rolls - yum! Then again, it did just arrive only the other day! I haven't even had a chance to start some sour dough starter.*
I never made cinnamon rolls before but my son loves them and I got to thinking - how hard can they be to make. OK, sure you have to let them rise and then rise again (like bread), but since I make bread already I can just make the 2 at the same time. Here is a photo of my very 1st batch of cinnamon rolls -which were absolutely yummy. BUT - the recipe never said what size pan to put them in and I put them in a small pan - oops!
They disappeared anyway and I made another batch using a Pyrex rectangle pan.*
Here's some photos of how I made them... 1st I let the dough rise for 1 hour before rolling it out into that rectangle, brushing with butter and brown sugar/cinnamon.
Lots of space left in the pan before the 2nd rising! See why I used a small pan the 1st time around?
After rising - ready to go in the oven.