When I was reading Crystal Paine’s The Money Saving Mom’s Budget book over the weekend, she talked about using her bread machine to create special treats for her family like cinnamon rolls instead of making bread. She buys the sandwich bread at an outlet. Her philosophy is to make the most of her limited time, and spending time making special treats is a more frugal use of her time than making bread. I have to say that philosophy resonates with me though I do love the feel and smells of making fresh bread.
To make these rolls, I used a previously posted dinner roll recipe which has eggs and butter in it. This combination makes for a somewhat sweet, soft dinner roll, and makes a good base for other treats like cinnamon rolls.
dinner roll recipe for bread machine using white whole wheat flour and organic sugar
1/4 cup sucanat (just under)
1/4 cup organic sugar (just under)
1 T cinnamon
1 T melted butter
Roll out dough on flour board into a rectangle shape.
Brush melted butter onto dough.
Sprinkle dough with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Roll up dough into long log shape.
Cut up log into small pieces about 1 1/2″ wide. I cut mine in half, and then halved the halves, and repeated the step again to give myself 8 rolls.
Place rolls into greased square 8″ pan and let rise for 25 minutes.
Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes.
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