Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

These fantastic cinnamon rolls have all the wonderful classic flavors with the addition of a slice of bacon in each roll.

I had this recipe saved for quite a while. In fact, I probably had it saved for at least 5 years before I finally got around to making it. I have a lot of cinnamon roll recipes saved, but I always put off making them because I hate the waiting part. This is silly because I make homemade pizza dough just about every other Friday and it takes an hour for that dough to rise. Then again, I think it's frowned upon to eat cinnamon rolls for dinner. :)

I love the addition of bacon to these cinnamon rolls. They are very much a classic cinnamon roll and there is not that much more work to add bacon using the precooked kind. They also have way less grease than if you were to use freshly cooked bacon. I especially loved using a tiny bit of vanilla ice cream to thin out the icing. It really added a nice little sweetness to the icing!

What you need:
For the Dough:
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 pkg. dry active yeast
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
For the Filling:
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices precooked bacon
For the Icing:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla ice cream or milk
  1. For the dough: Preheat oven to 200 degrees, then TURN IT OFF. Heat milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes or until it reaches 110 degrees. Add yeast to warm milk and let it activate and get frothy.
  2. Add milk to a stand mixer with eggs, granulated sugar, butter, salt, and flour. Mix with a dough hook until it comes together.
  3. Place dough into a lightly greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Place into warm oven and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. For the filling: Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Once dough has doubled in size, transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead a few times and then roll out into a 16x21-inch rectangle.
  6. Spread with the softened 1/3 cup butter and then top with brown sugar mixture.
  7. Lay out 12 pieces of bacon and then roll up the dough from the long side.
  8. Slice into 12 even pieces and place into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish.
  9. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. For the icing: In a stand mixer, add all ingredients and mix until combined.
  11. Let cinnamon rolls cool slightly and top with icing.
    Recipe from The Fresh Fridge

    For making refrigerated cinnamon roll dough a tad bit "fancier", this recipe for Bloomin' Cinnamon Rolls has a few additions that give that homemade feel to them, but without all the time. If you're okay to commit a medium amount of time to cinnamon rolls, The Recipe Critic's Quick 45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect compromise between refrigerated dough and 1 1/2+ hr long cinnamon rolls.


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