Do you ever wake up and crave cinnamon rolls, but the last thing you want to do is knead and wait? Me too.
The folks over at Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn have found a wonderful solution. For purposes of efficiency, they recommend using Trader Joe’s pizza dough. Initially I scoffed at the suggestion because I try to steer clear of anything Sandra Lee-esque. (Side note: did you know she’s dating New York politico Andrew Cuomo? Weird on many levels.)
Then I realized that pizza dough is essentially a blank template just waiting to be flavored with cinnamon and sweetened with frosting. A lightbulb went off: “This idea is GENIUS!”
I altered their version slightly so that the frosting uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. (Basically, I made the recipe even more suitable to having a lazy Sunday morning. Read: no trips to the store.)
And I recommend listening to the song below while whipping up these quick little rolls. I love Sera Cahoone and was excited to run into her yesterday at my co-op near the donut peaches. See? All the best people like donut peaches. Have a wonderful weekend! lv, molly
1 package Trader Joe’s plain pizza dough
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons milk (or 1 tablespoon buttermilk + 1 tablespoon whipped cream cheese)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine cinnamon and sugar. On a lightly-floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 9″ square. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Leave 1/2 inch border of plain dough around edges.
Roll dough to form a tight log, pinching to seal the seam shut. With the seam side down, cut evenly into six pieces. Place in buttered pan, and brush tops with any remaining butter.
Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before icing.
For Icing: Pour milk into bowl. Sift in confectioners’ sugar; whisk until smooth glaze forms, about 30 seconds.
Drizzle glaze over buns with a spoon. Serve warm to your happy guests.
Photo via Design*Sponge.