17 August 2008

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls


Kirsten of Dine & Dish is the founder of the Adopt a Blogger program. Bloggers that have been blogging for a year or more are paired with a "newbie" blogger to answer any questions they might have and to help them to enjoy the experience of blogging. I would have loved it if this program were in place when I first started blogging. Not that I didn't find many very helpful and generous bloggers out there willing to answer a question or two about what may seem like the simplest of things for a seasoned blogger. It is a constant learning experience even now.

I was paired with the talented and intuitive N33ma at Recipe Swap. We have been co-bloggers now for over 6 months and I think by now she has become a seasoned blogger. We have in fact adopted each other because she has been teaching me about East Indian cooking with all it's exotic spices and melding of intricate flavours. We are both chicken and potato fanatics so what better partner could I ask for? She has so many delicious foods on her blog you must take the time to visit. This time around I wanted to try her biscuit cinnamon rolls. I love the yeast cream cheese topped cinnamon buns but these biscuits impart that extra bit of something in their own right and are perfect for breakfast...or anytime for that matter!!! She melded two recipes together to create this recipe. I added a third component with a cream cheese drizzle.

Mine didn't turn out as photographically beautiful as N33ma's here but they certainly were a special treat for a Sunday morning!!!

**Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls**

Biscuit

2 cups flour
3 T sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
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Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in food processor bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. (Or prepare by hand with a pastry blender.)

Whisk egg and milk together. Add all at once to the dry ingredients and whirl briefly to combine.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll or pat into a 9 or 10 inch square. Brush with melted butter. Spread filling over, and roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 slices.

Arrange rolls in a greased 9 inch square baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan.

Filling

1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans (optional)

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Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

3-oz package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3 T milk
1 T margarine or butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
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In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat above ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cinnamon buns.
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17 comments:

  1. Vall, I think this is absolutely yummy, and look so nice!!!! xxxGloria

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  2. Hey Val how are u doin?Gosh its been so long since I had the chance to visit your blog.Your cinnamom biscuit rolls look good....looking at your yummy glaze I now feel I should have added that too.
    Also the greek meatballs look so hearty and delish. drool drool

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  3. Oh my, those look better than the ones at the bakery! That cream cheese topping sounds and looks so good, I want to just reach out and scoop it up drizzle off the side there. Then I would devour the roll! Yum!
    PS: What a great idea ... Adopt a Blogger!

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  4. I really like this one! Cinnamon rolls without yeast and rising. It's brilliant and looks so delicious too.

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  5. Like the sound of the cream cheese drizzle

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  6. I think I'm glad I saw this after our healthy breakfast this morning. I don't think I could have resisted otherwise!

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  7. Mmm, I'm drooling. And you could put a cream cheese drizzle on a cardboard box and I would eat it :D

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  8. I wish I saw this earlier today--this is *exactly* what my wife asked for (instead we made a pound cake). This looks delicious!

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  9. Ah I love that you posted about this. Thank you! I'm glad / hope you have both benefited from the adoption. It sounds like it has been successful!
    I just launched #2 and hope that people can build the same kind of relationships with each other :)

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  10. Oooo yum I love cinnamon rolls and this biscuit variation looks so delicious!!

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  11. What a super cool idea!! I can't always wait for a dough to rise, so these are perfect for my kitchen on a Sunday morning!

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  12. Oh my Val these are absolutely yummy!!

    Rosie x

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  13. These biscuit cinnamon rolls sound delicious!

    Glad you are enjoying your Adopt-a-Blogger pairing. Kristen came up with a great idea and it's been mutually beneficial for many of us.

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  14. Now, this is something I would like to try. It sounds yummy.
    Sis, I have an award for you.

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  15. How good this this smell up your house? I can only imagine! I haven't had a cinnamon roll in such a long time.This sounds so easy for a special treat.

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  16. These look so good and easy! Like you could just throw them together when last minute breakfast company comes along.

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  17. these look amazing! yum :)

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Val

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