Monday, January 25, 2010

What to Feed Your Tax Man

We really like cinnamon rolls. Pretty much all baked goods, especially ones bought from a store bakery will contain milk in some form or another. Since I can't have milk, and I want to eat cinnamon rolls, I have to make my own. I started off using a dinner roll recipe handed down from my mom. It goes as follows: 6 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 egg, 1 cup milk ( I've used Rice Milk here. ) 3 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 3 Tbsp sugar, 1 packet of yeast ( 2 tsp. )
We like to use our bread machine to do the actual mixing part so we add all ingredients in the order given above and set the bread machine to the 'Dough' setting. This usually takes 1 hour and 30 minutes for it to do it's thing. Next: Remove dough and roll out into large square on floured surface. Spread butter ( I use Nucoa Margarine since it contains no milk. ) all over surface of your dough. Spread handfuls of brown sugar over butter - no need to be stingy here! Sprinkle cinnamon over brown sugar and butter and spread together with a spatula. Roll dough up like a jelly roll and cut into pieces about 2 inches wide.

Place each piece swirl side down in a 9 X 13 " baking pan. Cover with towel and let rise for at least 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until slightly golden on top. Mix up 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp water to create glaze. Drizzle over rolls and cover with lid or foil to keep moisture in. If you do not cover them right away they will dry out. Usually makes 12 rolls. Before we started using Turbo Tax, we used to have an accountant friend do our taxes for us each year. He'd accept payment for his services in the form of a pan of cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!


  1. These are always yummy~Your little baker is a good helper too, and awfully cute!

  2. I am looking forward to some of those dairy free recipes, although I have lots of food issues.

  3. I am going to get so fat from this blog...everything looks so good! :-D