This post was compensated by Wilton Armetale. All opinions are honest and are my own.
It's almost Valentine's Day and we're all thinking of sweet things to do for the ones we love. Something special I do for my family on holidays is make homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast. With nine sweet voices to cheer whenever they discover what I've made, it's rewarding for me, too! This year, I'll make our rolls in this pretty Flutes & Pearls Heart Dish I got from Wilton Armetale. Do you want one too? Make sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post to enter to win one.
I love this pan because it's heavy and sturdy---but still very pretty. It looks gorgeous next to my hobnail plate. Don't you think so? I love the shiny finish on the pan, and I really love that cooking won't damage it. What will damage it, though, is the harsh chemicals and hard water of the dishwasher, so this one is hand wash only.
This line of cooking and serving dishes is made from a food-safe metal alloy that was originally designed for the heavy demands of restaurant use. Because the dishes can withstand temps of up to 1000º, they're great for the oven, stove, or grill and they retain heat nicely to keep your food hot longer than others.
They're also great for cold dishes. Just chill your potato salad or dessert in the pan and serve at your summer BBQ. The heart pan would be cute for serving a Valentine's Day dip, too.
Let me know if you try out my recipe and be sure to check out the whole line of servingware from Wilton Armetale.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
1 c. warm milk
2 eggs (room temperature)
1/3 c. melted butter
4 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. yeast
Place items in bread machine in order listed and run on the dough cycle. Alternately, you can mix the milk and yeast together. Then add eggs and melted butter. Mix dry ingredients together and mix with a dough hook until the dough is gummy. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap sprayed with oil and then a towel. Let rise one hour or until doubled in size.
When dough has risen, roll out dough in a large rectangle and spread filling evenly over dough.
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbs. + 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. softened butter
Roll up into a long "snake" and slice off rolls to desired thickness. Place in well-buttered baking pan. Cover pan tightly with plastic wrap and allow rolls to rise for 30 min. Remove wrap and bake on 375º for 12-15 minutes. Mix frosting ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended and fluffy. Before serving, cover rolls with frosting or melt frosting to drizzle over as icing.
(alternately, check out my post on creme drops and use half the filling recipe for frosting these rolls. That way, you'll have a dessert for later, too!)
6 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 c. softened butter
3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt