For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls.... Steamer Style

This recipe makes 9-10 rolls. If making full batch, you will need 2 foil pie tins. I would recommend cutting recipe in half for only two people.

For Dough, I used the same recipe as used for the Steamy Dinner Rolls
1 C warm water
1/3 C sugar
2 1/4 tsp yeast
3/4 tsp salt
2 T vegetable oil
3+ C flour

After the first hour rise, roll out to a long rectangle shape.

In a bowl, mix together
1 C brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

In separate bowl or cup, melt 2 Tbsp Butter

1.Drizzle Butter over the rolled dough and then sprinkle 3/4 cinn/sugar mix evenly over the buttery dough. (Save remaining mix for use in the morning)

2.Roll the dough into a log starting with one of the longer sides. You should end up with a long roll, not short and fat.

3.Grease pie tin and set aside. Cut the rolls to be about 1 1/2 inches long.

4.Place them side by side into the pie tin, leaving room for them to rise. (no more than 5 rolls to a tin)

5.Cover with plastic wrap and place in refridgerator over night to rise... or let rise at room temp for 30 minutes, then steam.

6.In morning, pull rolls out and let set at room temp for 25 minutes before steaming.

7.Heat water to boil in steamer pot, then reduce to simmer. (Fill pot 1/3 full with water.)

8.Remove plastic wrap from pie tin and place on steamer tray and set in pot. Cover with lid and let steam for 20-25 minutes.

(If you are making full batch, just pull out second tin and place on counter to rise while first batch steams. You can also place all the rolls in the greased steaming tray to rise overnight to make in one batch and cover both bottom and top with plastic wrap. Again, just pull out 25 minutes before steaming)

9.After finished steaming, remove from pot and sprinkle with the remaining cinn/sugar mix and drizzle more butter if you'd like! Enjoy!

You can also make a glaze to drizzle over top:

1/4 C cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 C powdered sugar

1. Over low heat, place cream cheese and milk into small pot and stir often until cheese is fully melted.

2. Add sugar 1/2 c at a time and whisk until smooth.

3. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls just before serving.

Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! :)

(Courtesy Lindsey Lett)

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