These beautiful, homemade cinnamon rolls are so delicious, and were made by some of my granddaughters at this week’s Kids Cooking Class.
The past few classes we have been working on breakfast recipes. We have done simple things like cooking bacon and eggs to making souffles, wraps, quiche, omelets, a crostada, and French toast. I wanted to teach them the art of making homemade cinnamon rolls, even if only this one time in their life. I know that most people don’t take time to do this anymore but I want them to remember doing this with me. The best recipe that I have ever used is the one from the Pioneer Woman. I saw her demonstrate this on Food Network a few years ago and have made it several times. Rave reviews every time!
The recipe she uses has a maple icing and it is delicious, but I used a confectioner sugar glaze for these and it is delicious too.
We made ours in a large dutch oven. Heat the milk, oil, sugar.
Sprinkle the yeast. This was a great time to tell the girls about using Yeast.
They got a lot of experience with measuring flour in this recipe.
While the dough was rising, we had some quality time to talk, laugh, and discuss old fashioned baking.
Add more flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Roll out the dough.
They enjoyed spreading the butter and this messy job was something they had not experienced before.
Yummy…add the cinnamon and sugar.
The rolling it up was a challenge but they got it.
Satisfaction is when you see these beautiful slices.
Time to let them rise again, wash up, and clean up the kitchen.
Nothing can compare to the aroma of homemade cinnamon rolls baking.
Next step, make the icing and cover the rolls.
For the icing that I use: in a medium size bowl, stir together 2 cups confectioner sugar, 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese and 3-5 Tbsp milk until smooth. Add small amounts of additional milk if needed to obtain consistency to drizzle. Add the icing while rolls are still slightly warm but not hot.
We must sample these.
They packed some up to take home to their lucky parents who were anxiously awaiting them.
This was a very busy day with the grandchildren in the kitchen, but what a memorable day. I was so proud of them.
HERE is the recipe for the Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. Please try this for your next special event.
Be sure to come back next week to see more results from our kids cooking classes.