I’ve been dying to get a cast iron skillet in my hands. It’s the one item that can be put on the stove or in the oven and the amount of things you can make with it is unreal. A week ago my amazing mother surprised me and got me one!!! Unsure of what I should make with it first, I looked at a bunch of websites and really did my research and decided I should probably make a big ass cinnamon roll. I saw it once and couldn’t stop thinking about it. It’s pretty easy and tastes out of this world ugh.
1/2 cup milk (warmed in microwave for 1 minute)
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup warm water
1 package yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
4 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
In a bowl of a standing electric mixer, mix together the water, yeast, sugar and eggs. Add salt, cinnamon, milk and melted butter. Switching to the dough hook, add 2 cups of the flour. Gradually add the rest of the flour and knead until dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. About 5 minutes.
Take dough out and shape into a ball. Place in an oiled ball, covered, for 1 1/2 hours to rise. While dough is rising, make the filling. In a bowl whisk the brown sugar and cinnamon together. After dough has risen, take out and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out into a rectangle about 18×12 inches. Generous sprinkle filling on the dough. Cut dough into 6 long strips lengthwise. Then cut each of the 6 in half. You should have 12 strips, 9×2 inches.
Take one of the strips and roll it tightly. Then take that and place it at the end of the next strip. Roll the second strip on the first. Continue that with the next 4 strips. These 6 strips, each rolled on top of each other, is the middle of you cinnamon roll. Place that into a well oiled cast iron skillet. (Mine is a 9 inch). For the remaining 6 strips take each one and wrap it around the “core” of your cinnamon roll. (I was able to stretch mine a little to wrap it around as far as possible). After all strips have been wrapped around, cover, and let sit for another 1 1/2 hours.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and bake the cinnamon roll for 20-25 minutes. While it is baking, make the glaze. Combine the sugar and heavy cream in a bowl mixing well. Once the cinnamon roll is done, take out and immediately put the glaze on all over. Let cool slightly before digging in.
You may want to take a piece and sit down and eat it instead of standing over it and non-stop eating it….It’s that good.
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