Now... I had a song when I was growing up that I admittedly mocked sometimes whenever I ate something naughty. The angelic song was "Give Said The Little Stream" and it gives-oh-gives away as it hurries down the hill. Evil song went: "sin-oh-sin-away"...and usually involved "I'm small I know but wherever I go my thighs grow thicker still"...it wasn't very sweet to make delirious fun of such a good song. I'm going to bakers heck for singing it. I am. Singing, singing all the day... If it is cinnamon rolls I guess that would be...cin-away oh cin-a-way. Evil. Evil little fat bombs. Smothered in cream cheese frosting warm and fluffily calling my name. Fluffily? I'm going with it. It's a word.
Sin oh sin away...stink. I haven't any boundaries with cinnamon rolls. They are evil. Why would I ever make them more convenient?! Why? Evil. Evil.
That being said, the freezer to oven dinner roll recipe got me thinking last week. As if that wasn't Evil enough (thinking...)
So here's the dinner roll recipe:http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/2010/01/perfect-freezer-friendly-dinner-rolls.html
Follow it to the point where you have raised the dough for the one hour. Take out of the bowl and place on a floured table or counter top. Roll into a rectangle, 2 feet long by one foot wide. It will be about 1/2 inch thick. Make sure you lift the dough a couple times and dust underneath with more flour so it doesn't stick to the table.
You will need 1/4 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup sugar and 2T cup high grade cinnamon. That means a nice brand that really smells cinnamon-eee. Spread the softened butter over the dough in a light coating. Leave about 1 inch on the ends and sides that doesn't have butter or and sugar mixture. It will help the rolls seal better.. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle generously over the cinnamon roll dough, covering the butter. Now roll them up tightly. Spastic ally pinch the living daylights out of the edges so they seal. Wow. I may have been a little dramatic in my use of words for pinching. You do understand however that I must make myself clear. Pinch those bad boys really hard. Unpinched they will be lifting off the roll and getting all wiggle-jiggle goofy looking.
Slice the roll into 12 pieces...
Looks like my son's first grade class lining up for recess.
Now. Divide and conquer. I mean...divide and place on a parchment lined sheet pan 2 inches apart.
Now...lightly mist the tops of the rolls with oil and cover with a loose fitting piece of plastic wrap.
This next picture totally reminds me of E.T. when the government comes in and puts him in a big zippy bag to put in cryogenic deep freeze. Poor Elliot...the drama. "You're killing him!" Sniff. Sniff. Then Gertie brings in the flower pot and all is well?Remember that? Well...you are going to have to raise the rolls completely, about 45 minutes to an hour. Then instead of baking, place on parchment lined sheet pans and freeze solid (about 1 hour). Now you can keep these up to one month! What a great way to prepare for that big breakfast weekend when Auntie Bertha comes to visit. Won't you look so Domestic Diva-like? When frozen and ready to bake you take these out of the freezer and remove the zippy bag...
Place frozen rolls on a lightly oiled pan 1/2 inch apart and bake 375 degrees 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan and cool. We usually can't wait to frost them and then the cream cheese frosting melts all over the table in pools of sweet buttery bliss.
Feel free to put them in your bicycle basket and fly away from the government freaks. Yeah! Turn on your heart light. This is the moon.
Cream Cheese frosting is evil. Enters Evil Tara with exceptional recipe for cream cheese white chocolate frosting with a little orange zest...(http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/2009/11/evil-taras-pumpkin-whoopie-pies.html ) Mom starts to cry. It's totally emotional. Ahh. I love a good cinnamon roll/sci-fi spoof.
There you go Michele. There you go...remaining bakers. Sin oh sin away...