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Apr 24, 2007 12:28 PM

Pioneer woman's cinnamon rolls...yum!

Thanks to Becca Porter I took a look at this recipe posted on a blog I hadn't seen before. As Becca reported, the blog is captivating and I'm hooked, slowly working my way through the archives so that I can read in real time. And those cinnamon rolls! I've been making them for years having learned at my mother's elbow and then, taking over the task for holidays when she was no longer able. This recipe is unusal in that it is a no knead bread and uses oil instead of the copius amount of butter that my former favorite recipe calls for. I thought I had the best recipe out there but these certainly match if not exceed them in quality and most definitely in ease of preparation. Can't wait to try them again and I certainly won't wait until the next special occasion.

Thanks Becca, and I'm looking forward to following your adventures in life and in the kitchen.

Almost forgot. I'd love to use melted butter instead of veg oil. What will happen if I make that switch......any ideas?

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  1. May I have a link, please? I'd like to make cinnamon rolls, too. thanks!

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    1. re: morebubbles

      from Becca's post:

      (thanks for asking - I'd missed this one, too)

      1. re: Cynsa

        Thanks! Anyone know how many lbs the '1 bag of powdered sugar' should be? I have a tendency to buy very large bags of baking ingredients, so I need help on that one!

        1. re: morebubbles

          I believe if you read through all the posts on that site, it says a two pound bag.

          1. re: zook

            It is a two-pound bag of confectioners sugar. That blog is so interesting and I love todays post.

            I have wondered about the butter instead of oil too. However, they are just so good as written, that I'm scared to change them.

            Do try her other recipes as well. Her lasagna is now my favorite, and that sandwich is fantastic. I think I may make it tonight, with bell peppers and provolone...

            Her site:

            And mine:

    2. Do you think this recipe could be halved successfully? I don't have that many friends!!

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        1. re: Katie Nell

          That is a huge yield, I wonder if they could be frozen unbaked for example?

          1. re: julesrules

            I was thinking of that too, but I'm low on freezer space... although, I guess I could throw some of the freezer-burned ice cream away! ;-)

            1. re: Katie Nell

              I read through the comments on her blog, and one woman said that she successfully halved the recipe. I am definitely planning on doing this.... soon. I couldn't wait and bought a roll from whole foods yesterday. It was good, but I have high hopes for this recipe!

              1. re: alex8alot

                I only made half a recipe and they were just fine. Made about 2 dozen.

                1. re: tweetie

                  What a wonderful link. I can't get over the multitude of human touches and good humor, I love her stories of her brother Mike, pet names for her husband and friends, and those absolutely cute kids, It's heartwarming to read about people that are just like you and me, and laughing at life. And to have the courage to write about such really awkward moments, the same type of awkward moments I fear. Ree without a doubt and not missing a beat, has a wonderful ability and talent to engage us in this not so small world after all.

                  Thank you (Becca?) to whoever brought this interesting read to CH, I too am having a hard time putting it down!

        2. Made the chocolate sheet cake from this Pioneer Woman site this evening -- mediocre. Flat, under-chocolately taste, unexceptional texture, and, for my taste, over-sweet frosting.

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          1. re: Tatania

            Did you use salted butter? I didn't and had the same thoughts. My sister made it correctly and said there was a huge difference. I just sprinkled mine with salt, and it improved a lot.

            1. re: Becca Porter

              I have a question. I read the recipe (great pictures!) and it says you roll out one half of the dough at a time. Then, you spread 1-1/2 to 2 cups butter over EACH roll? and sprinkle EACH roll with 1 cup sugar, and then with cinnamon? I just want to make sure.

              And, each of the two rolls would make about 3-1/2 dozen cinnamon rolls?

              1. re: lemondrop

                Yes, that is the directions. I on my second time did a couple things different. Make sure you melt the butter well before you need it. It needs to cool and get thicker. I also only use 1 1/2 sticks per roll. I might would go as high as 2 sticks.

                You need to roll out the dough really thin to get 7 pans of rolls (7-8 per pan). I just got 5 full pans the last time I made them.