Monday, December 26, 2011

Challah Cinnamon Rolls

It's probably because I've got Sufganiyot on my mind, but here's another non-challah recipe for you all :)  This one is PRACTICALLY challah, so I feel like it counts.  The Hazz and I are visiting my mom this week and needed some seriously delicious brunch food.  Enter Challah Cinnamon Rolls.

Use my regular half batch recipe (or your own personal challah recipe) but add 1 tsp vanilla to the dough.  Proceed as usual.  When the dough has doubled in bulk, take half the dough.  Roll out on a floured surface in as square of a shape as you can.  Melt 4 tbsp (half a stick) of margarine or butter in the microwave.  Brush over the dough and sprinkle LIBERALLY with cinnamon and sugar.  Roll the dough slowly, being careful to avoid any air bubbles.
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With a sharp, serrated knife, cut in sections about an inch and a half long.  Place in a greased cake pan.  We placed between 6 and 7 in a pan.
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Bake as normal, 350 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Check about 10 minutes in to make sure none of the rolls have opened up too far.
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While the rolls are baking, mix a frosting of powdered sugar, milk, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla until the mixture is smooth but not runny.  If too runny, add powdered sugar; if too thick, add more milk.  Add a dollup of the frosting to each rolls and then spread with a knife.
Enjoy!  Who knew challah could do this too!?!?!?!