Eat, Recipes

Cinnamon Rolls in the Bread Maker

Fall is upon us, even though it feels like 90 degrees where I live, but the calendar is telling us that fall is here none the less.  I can’t think of a better treat than a homemade sweet gooey cinnamon roll with a hot cup of fresh coffee on a brisk fall morning.  I have been making these glorious goodies for the past few years in my bread maker.  My family loves them and it’s very simple…just let the bread maker do the work for you!

Add to the Bread Maker:

1 C. warm milk

2 slightly beaten eggs

1/3 C melted butter

4 1/2 C Bread flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 C sugar

2 1/2 tsp yeast

Set your bread maker to the dough cycle and start, this will take a few hours.  Once bread is finished kneading, remove it from the bread maker and cover it for 10 minutes on a floured surface.  After 10 minutes roll the dough out to about a 16X20 rectangle.

Sugar Mixture

2 1/2 Tbs cinnamon

1 C brown sugar

1/4 C sugar

Spread dough with softened butter (be generous!) and sprinkle with sugar mixture.  Roll up dough starting on the long side.  Cut 12 rolls about and inch thick.  Place rolls in a heavily greased baking pan and cover for 30 minutes.

Bake rolls for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden in color.

Icing

4 Tbs butter

2 1/4 C. powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3-6 Tbs hot water or milk if you prefer

Whisk all the above ingredients together and pour over cinnamon rolls…Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Eat, Recipes

Black Bottom Brownies…YUM!

The holidays are right around the corner and I start getting excited about digging out my apron, dusting off my Kitchen Aid mixer and baking up some delectable confectionaries.  It’s great to have some homemade desserts on hand to throw in the freezer to have available at my disposal during the craziness of the holiday season.  I love to bake apple pies, cranberry bread, chocolate chip banana bread, and one of my new favorites: Black Bottom Brownies!  These are to die for, it’s like a cheesecake and a brownie tied the knot and produced the most beautifully delicious dessert you could ever imagine.  These are the cutest little brownies, and are easy to make with ingredients most everyday chefs would keep in their kitchen pantry.  So, let’s get started!

Cheesecake Center

  • 1 C. Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/3 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt

Chocolate Bottom

  • 1 1/2 C. Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 C. Cocoa
  • 1 C. Water
  • 1/3 C. Canola Oil (I use melted coconut oil)
  • 1 T. White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

To prepare the cheesecake filling, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in a small bowl and beat well.  Stir in the mini chocolate chips and set aside.

To prepare the chocolate bottom, combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa in a large mixing bowl.  Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla then stir to combine all the ingredients.

Use a muffin pan lined with paper baking liners and fill each cup with 1/3 of the chocolate batter.  Top each one with a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes

I hope you will try making these and I know you will love them!!!  Eat some now and freeze some for later.  Happy baking…