Overnight Cinnamon Roll Recipe
I make these cinnamon rolls with my students for their yeast bread lab. Usually yeast bread takes several hours to make- more than a typical class block. With this recipe students can mix the rolls one day, allow to rise overnight in the fridge, and enjoy them the next day.
We have had success freezing them over the weekend as well. We let them sit out for an hour, just like if they were refrigerated.
I am taking these rolls to Spencer’s parent’s house tonight. We are spending the night and will have these with breakfast tomorrow.
You will need…
- 3 C flour
- 2 t active dry yeast
- ¼ C sugar
- 1 t salt
- ¼ C softened margarine
- ¾ C lukewarm water
- 1 egg
- 2 T vegetable oil
What to do…
Measure flour and set aside. Combine 1 C of the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Add margarine. Mix well. Add water. Beat until smooth; about 2 minutes. Add egg and ½ C more of the flour. Beat until thick and elastic. Continue to add flour and stir until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, shiny, and elastic. Grease the mixing bowl. Turn the dough to grease. Cover dough with towel and leave to rise in a warm place. Let dough rise about 15 minutes.
For the caramel goodie mix ¼ C brown sugar, 2 T melted butter, and 2 t water in a small square pan. Set aside.
For the filling mix ¼ C brown sugar, 2 T white sugar, and ¾ t cinnamon. Set aside until needed.
Roll dough into a 12” x 10” rectangle on a floured surface. Spread with 2 T melted butter and the cinnamon filling. Roll tightly beginning on the 12” side. Cut long roll into 12 disks. Place the pieces cut side down into the caramel goodie.
Spray the rolls with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Let rise in a warm place until doubled; About 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 20 minutes or until done.
Turn rolls out onto wire cooling rack with waxed paper underneath.
Have you ever tried cutting cinnamon rolls with string? My students were amazed! I like the technique too- the rolls stay together nicely.
My baking day was yesterday. I made my mom’s soft ginger cookies and chocolate chip cookies.
Merry Christmas Eve!