When it comes to cinnamon rolls, I do not play. I do. not. plaaay. These are serious, put on yer happy fat pants, dance around like you just had some brandy soaked cinnamon rolls. Cause you did. You had like three of them. And you ate them really fast. Now what are you gonna do? You’re gonna BLOG it.
I made these to to send off my boyfriend and his bandmates on their maiden voyage to Japan. They had an early morning flight out of LAX and they’re talllll boys riding coach all the way to Tokyo. No better way to get through an 11 hour flight than booze and pastries, right? P.S.Check out their music!
1 t active dry yeast
1/4 C unbleached sugar
1/2 C soymilk, slightly warmed
1 egg worth of En-R-G
1/4 C Earth Balance margarine, melted
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 C whole-wheat flour
1 t salt
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
2 T ground cinnamon
1/4 C Earth Balance margarine, softened
1/3 C raisins soaked for 1 hour in brandy
I used the recipe for Buttercream Frosting in VCTOTW and added:
2 T maple syrup
1 T brandy (yeeeah more of that)
- Mix yeast, sugar, and warm soymilk together in a large mixing bowl and let it hang out until it looks foamy (about 5 mins)
- Add en-r-g, melted margarine, flour, and salt. Mix well and knead for 5-10 minutes. Cover the bowl with a damp towel for 30 minutes so the dough will double in size.
- In a medium size bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, drained raisins, and margarine.
- Roll dough out into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Spread filling mixture evenly over dough. Roll dough and cut into sections about 2 inches wide.
- Put rolls in a 9×9 inch baking pan, cover with damp towel, and set aside for another 30 minutes let the dough double in size. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Finally! Pop those cinnamon dough-babies into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly brown.
- After taking the pan out of the oven, drown those kids in your icing. Seriously, break it down. We’re certainly not counting calories with this recipe so don’t skimp on the good stuff!
Yeeeeah boy. The heat of the alcohol adds something special to an otherwise pedestrian breakfast item. And hey, no one’s going to get on you for breaking out the bottle before noon once their mouths are stuffed with gooey sticky sin-namon greatness!