Yeast breads are great to bake and eat, but for those who are wary of using yeast, there are quick breads to prepare. Quick means there is no yeast to let rise one to two times during your dough preparation. Instead baking powder and eggs help with the leavening process.
There are many quick bread recipes to choose from such as breads, biscuits, muffins, and scones.
One such recipe is Caramel Cinnamon Rolls. This is an easy and quick to prepare roll recipe to enjoy for breakfast, dessert or anytime snack. They are delightful with a cup of coffee or hot tea.
Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or up to 1 tsp.)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1/4 c. white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. shortening
- 3/4 c. milk
Lightly grease or use cooking spray in a 12-cup muffin pan.
In a small bowl cream together butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In large mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add shortening, using two knives or a pastry blender cut shortening into flour until crumbles form.
Make a well in middle of flour mixture, pour milk into well, stir mixture with a fork until moist dough forms Place dough on floured surface and lightly knead for a minute until you are able to form a ball of dough. Roll or pat out dough into a 12 inch by 12 inch square.
Spoon about 2 teaspoons of brown sugar mixture into bottom of each muffin cup. Spread remaining brown sugar mixture over dough using a rubber spatula. Spread sugar mixture to edges of dough.
Roll the dough towards you to form a roll. Slice dough in half, then slice into quarter slices ending with 12 slices. Place roll in each muffin cup. Bake in 425 degree oven for 12-14 minutes, do not over brown. Remove from oven and immediately place a large plate or pan over rolls, carefully turn muffin pan upside down so that rolls fall out of muffin pan onto plate. Let cool.
Tip: To keep rolls fresh, cool to room temperature store in zip-lock bags or in freezer bag to freeze. Thaw and reheat to enjoy.
Other cinnamon roll recipes: School Cinnamon Rolls, Sweet Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Rolls
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