by: Jennicillin

Friday, October 9, 2009

Foodie Friday

Today I'm trying a new blog challenge; Foodie Friday hosted at Designs by Gollum.

I tried a new Cinnamon Roll recepie yesterday and I LOVED the way they turned out!  Here is the Recipe from the Williams Sonoma Bread Book:

Fragrant with cinnamon, these old-fashioned rolls are laced with pecans, raisins and a sweet, crumbly filling known as streusel (streusel means "sprinkle" or "strew" in German). The rolls can be refrigerated during the second rise for up to 24 hours, making it easy to prepare them in advance for breakfast or brunch. The next morning, let the rolls stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, then bake and serve warm with butter.


For the streusel filling:
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3 Tbs. granulated sugar
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
8 Tbs. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter

For the rolls:
4 1/2 to 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for sprinkling
4 tsp. active dry yeast
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup hot milk (125°F)
6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, at room temperature, plus more for serving
3 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup raisins or dried currants, or 1/2 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water for
10 minutes and drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 Tbs. milk or half-and-half


To make the streusel filling, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

To make the rolls, in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine 2 cups of the flour, the yeast, granulated sugar and salt. Add the hot milk and beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Add the butter, eggs and 1/4 cup of the flour and beat for 1 minute. Switch to the dough hook. Beat in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead on low speed until soft, smooth and springy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to an oiled deep bowl and turn once to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out into a 14-by-10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with the streusel filling, leaving a 1-inch border along the long edges. Sprinkle with the raisins and pecans, pressing them in lightly to adhere. Beginning with the long end, roll up jelly-roll fashion; it will be bulky. Pinch the long seam to seal but leave both ends open. Using a serrated knife, gently cut the roll crosswise into pieces 1 1/2 inches thick. Arrange, cut sides down and rolls just touching, in the prepared pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until puffy, about 1 hour. Alternatively, cover with a double layer of plastic wrap and refrigerate to rise for 2 to 24 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

Preheat an oven to 375°F.

Brush the tops of the rolls with some of the milk. Bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with the milk once more. Using a spatula, remove the rolls from the pan and place them, bottom side up, on wire racks. Let cool for 15 minutes.


Invert the rolls onto a serving plate. Pull apart and server with butter. Makes 10 rolls


Mmmmmmm..... breakfast for Rob and I for the next three days :-)


Lori E said...

Ha, while I was typing on here your comment came in on my site.
These look really good but then what doesn't from W&S

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks for sharing these. They look delicious!

Happy Foodie Friday...


Sheila :-)

The Lazy Peacock said...

those look delicious! i also love your halloween decorations, and the blog header!

Mrs. P. said...

Oh, this looks WAY TOO GOOD!! Thanks for posting.


someplace in thyme said...

I have a collection of William Sonoma cookbooks and have never had a dissapointment. Everything is always so good, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

RobinfromCA said...

You need to make these for Dad & I next time you come down! :-)