Cinnamon Walnut Rolls and Sandwich Buns

I was in the mood for something sweet and decided cinnamon buns fit the bill. Trying to avoid the isolation-15, I only made a half batch and used the other half to make rolls.

For the dough, I used this recipe, still my favorite for rolls and I assumed (correctly) it would make great dough for the cinnamon rolls. Continue reading

Cinnamon Rolls

DSC_7526 (1600x1060)We had a sudden desire for cinnamon rolls yesterday and these 90 minute wonders came up.  I have to say that the allrecipes site has been very good for me lately.  They have a Youtube channel with the best recipe instructions – good photography and concise descriptions without silly banter.  They feature the recipe and not some self aggrandizing twit being cute.  The video link is on the page I linked to above and is well worth the few minutes it takes to watch.  DSC_7529 (1600x1060)I heard the nice lady mention cream cheese icing towards the end of the video so I did a quick search and found a recipe:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

We had some maple syrup on hand so I substituted a few ounces of that for the vanilla extract and used a hand mixer to beat it until it was smooth.