A girl friend of mine gave me a roll recipe a few years ago called Moments Notice Rolls, you can make rolls in about 30min. The fastest roll recipe I’ve ever used. I’ve adapted it and changed it into a fast cinnamon roll recipe. These really are the best and softest rolls I’ve ever had. Ready? Here we go! (psst- printable recipe here)
Mix 1 1/4c warm water with 1/3c oil, 1/4c sugar and one package of rapid rise yeast. Make sure your yeast is room temperature BEFORE you add it to the warm water. Let sit about 15min. (flying princess fairies are great stir-ers!)
After 15min or so, your yeast should look something like this.
Add 1t salt, 1 egg, 1/2t baking powder, 1/4t baking soda and 3 1/4 flour. I find this recipe is best mixed by hand.
After all the flour is mixed in let your dough rise another 10min. Then roll into a rectangle that is about 1/4-1/3″ thick.
Brush with 1/4c melted butter then sprinkle 1/2c sugar and 1T cinnamon onto dough. Roll into a log.
Be sure to seal the seam and pinch the ends closed. Cut into 1-1 1/2″ pieces with a sharp knife. Place cinnamon rolls into greased baking pans and let rise.
My trick for rising is this: preheat your oven to about 170, then turn it off. Place cinnamon rolls into warm oven and let rise about 15min. You can also add a bowl of really hot water on a rack below the cinnamon rolls. Either of these tricks help your rolls to rise faster. Bake them at 425 for 15min.
Meanwhile mix 1/4c soft butter with 2T heavy whipping cream, 1t vanilla and 1 1/2c powdered sugar to make your frosting.
When rolls are cooled (but still warm) frost and serve!