After all the medical appointments, blood tests and this week and covering off for a co-worker who's currently lying on the beach in Mexico, I'm so glad to be able to take it easy this weekend. I finally got a chance to break open my new stand mixer this afternoon and I decided to try my hand at making these cinnamon rolls.
Cinnamon rolls just aren't the same without a little bit of cream cheese frosting melting ever so slightly on the top and into the spaces between the rolls. First try at cream cheese icing as well today. OMG I'm amazing.
The rolls themselves were slightly overdone on the edges but not enough to really bother about. I think the next time I try these, I'll take a minute or two off of the baking time. The frosting recipe made a ton! It was delicious but far too much for a dozen rolls.
Someone's going to get a little bit of a surprise in their cinnamon roll - I had a little "incident" with my dough hook. I didn't realize that I should have tested the height the attachment before mixing everything. It needed to be raised slightly which I discovered after watching the mixer shake and rock for about 5 minutes. When I finally pulled the dough out and took the hook off to wash, I realized that I had not only chipped the enamel off of the top but I'd seriously bent the heck out of the attachment! Yikes! Fortunately they're not very expensive so I'll order a new one soon (probably not coated).
I'm looking forward to using the mixer again soon. Not sure what's next but stay tuned. Now, if only I can settle on a name for her...