Friday, February 11, 2011

Ginger Cinnamon Rolls

As you have probably figured out by now, I can't ever just make something normal, it must be unique. So, in keeping with that thought process, I would like to introduce you to my latest creation, everyone please meet, Ginger Cinnamon Rolls ~cheers & welcome~ so, as I was fumpling around the farm the other day, doing some chores & playing with our goats ~snickers~, it hit me...I shouldn't have to waste valuable time waiting for dough to rise when I can go grab a preprepared dough that's ready to be baked off in no time!!!  And a special thanks to Christy Jordan at Southern Plate who introduced me to the amazing phenomenon.  Now I can make all the bread I want & in a mere fraction of the time, not to mention the savings verses buying already prepared bread.  The package that I picked up is actually made with (get this) unbleached all purpose flour...GO KROGER!!!  So you can feel good about what you are eating, no bleach was used in the process.    

So, as we took a taste of these little guys we discovered that as brown sugar, spices & the butter melted together they created a marriage of flavors that coated the bottom of the rolls, so when you bite into them you get this caramel flavor that just warms your heart.  Now I can't eat a lot of sugar so I plan on devouring most of these frosting free.  But if that's not your thing, please feel free to add your favorite cream cheese frosting to these.  I am considering a cream cheese & fresh farm honey mixture to drizzle on top of them.  I might work on that later today.

1 loaf thawed preprepared dough (Kroger works just fine)

1/4 cup butter (4 T), softened
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 150F & then turn it off.  
Spray 2 (9in) cake pans or like

Roll out the dough on a floured surface

Spread 1/4 cup softened butter over the dough then mix together the brown sugar, spices & salt.
Sprinkle over top of the butter, don't forget to leave a little room around the edges as shown above.
Cafefully roll into a log & seal the ends & edges.

With a good, sharp knife carefully cut the log in half, 
then cut those 2 halves in half, continue til you have 16 total rolls.
Place half the rolls in one pan & the other half in the second pan.

Place rolls in oven to let rise & double in size, 
until they look like the above pic, should take approximatively 45 mins.
Remove rolls from oven, preheat to 350F & 
place rolls back in oven to cook 25 mins, or until lightly browned on top.

This is the finished product, allow to cool or add your favorite frosting & ENJOY!!!


  1. They look great!! I will definetly be putting some sweet glaze on them. Thanks :)

  2. Awww, thank you so much, Ellie!!!


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