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We cooked up something frighteningly delicious for Sunday brunch this past weekend, all inspired by the special edition product in dairy cases across the country right now: TruMoo Orange Scream Milk. Have you seen it?
I thought it served as a great tool for making something extra special for a chilly October morning. We came up with the idea of doing Orange Cream Cinnamon Rolls, and I’d love to show you how to make them!
- 1 package dry active yeast
- 3/4 cup TruMoo Orange Scream Milk, room temperature or slightly warmed
- 1 stick of butter at room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 stick butter at room temperature
- 1 tsp TruMoo Orange Scream Milk
- Half a stick (4 oz) cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 Tbsp TruMoo Orange Scream Milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- orange sprinkles (optional)
Add 3/4 cup TruMoo milk to a mixing bowl.
Add yeast to the milk, give it a stir, and allow it to sit for 2 minutes.
Slowly add in the butter, sugar, vanilla, 1 cup of flour, cinnamon and salt, and combine using a mixer.
Once this mix is just combined, add the eggs.
Now it’s time to add the remaining flour and beat until well combined.
The dough needs to be kneaded (and hey, don’t we all??? Heh heh..) for 5 minutes. If you are fancy and have a stand mixer, get out your dough blade. If you are like me, and do NOT have such fancy equipment, get out your flour and lightly flour a surface, and then get to work. Or in my case, put your husband to work.
Smear some butter on the bowl you were using, and then place your kneaded dough back in that bowl. Roll it around a bit so that some butter gets all over it. Then put plastic wrap on top, and put the bowl somewhere warmish to sit for an hour. We actually put it in the sink it a bit of warm water. Yes, you really do need to let it sit for that long. And yes, it is torture.
BUT! While you are waiting you should learn more about TruMoo! visit their website for more delicious TruMoo Halloween recipes. You’ll find plenty of other ideas for ways to use your Orange Scream Milk. Or you could just have a glass; it’s awesome, trust me.
While you are waiting, you should also get started on the cinnamon roll filling. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix together until well-combined.
Now that an hour has passed, get your dough back out on a lightly floured surface and roll it out into roughly the shape of your 9×13 baking dish (a little bit larger is ok).
Now add that yummy filling you made a short while ago and sprinkly it evenly all over the dough. Roll the dough on the long end of the rectangle you made (you want your roll to be long). Roll it tightly, and then cut into 12 pieces.
I cut the roll in half, and then cut each half again, and then took each section and made 3 rolls, for a total of 12. Place these in your 9×13 baking dish, and be sure to butter the dish first. Cover it again with plastic wrap. Let it rise, once again, for an hour. I KNOW….THIS PART STINKS!
While you wait, might was well browse the TruMoo Pinterest boards! They have some terrific ideas for you to pin. You can also check out the TruMoo Facebook page. I like connecting with the brand here because they have fun giveaways that pop up from time to time!
While you are waiting, you should also go ahead and preheat your oven to 350, though it will only take it 5-10 minutes to get that hot.
Once you time is up, remove the plastic wrap and put your cinnamon rolls in the oven for 30 minutes. They should look something like this when they are ready:
Give them a little bit of time to cool down so that your icing doesn’t melt too fast. Once you just can’t stand the wait any more, apply the icing liberally to your rolls, and for extra color, add some orange sprinkles.Dig in, and enjoy! They are SO yum!