Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Banana Cinnamon Roll-Ups and Super-sweet Friends!

I have very polite friends....We all care deeply about our community and work together to make it an even better place to live. A lot of us serve on the local Chamber of Commerce board together and see each other often at committee meetings. Now, folks who serve in this manner wouldn't normally be labeled as simply "polite".....the "polite" part comes in when I bring my weekly "surprise" baking treat to the meetings. I always ask for very honest feedback about the goodies, as I want to know which ones should appear as repeats. However, the feedback is usually consistently...."good!", "great!" "yummy!" .....and this recipe was no different! I wanted them to be much more critical about the item - what's good , what's not-so-good......but they loved it! ( I personally thought it was a little over-the-top in sweetness) I originally labeled my friends as "polite"......maybe they're just hungry.....and appreciative.

Here's the recipe for:

Banana Cinnamon Roll- Ups

3 ½ - 4 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 package Red Star Platinum yeast 
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 tbsp butter, softened
1 egg
1 and 1/2 very ripe bananas

For the filling:
1/2 banana – not overly ripe
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp sugar

For the icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
1 Tbsp. softened butter

1. Mix water and yeast in EZ DOH bucket. Let sit 1-2 minutes, letting yeast “wake up”
2. Add 3 ½ cup flour and remaining ingredients to bucket and “EZ DOH-it” until dough is smooth and not-too-sticky. Add additional flour, up to ½ cup, as necessary, to produce this dough – usually 2-3 minutes.
3. Remove dough, spray the bucket with cooking spray, and replace dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place till doubled.
4. In a microwave safe bowl, mash up the 1/2 banana and butter and place in microwave until the butter is melted. Stir well. In a separate bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon.
5. Roll out the dough to about a 15 x 9 in rectangle. Spread the butter and banana mixture on top, leaving a 1/2 inch border on the sides. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top. Starting on one of the long sides, roll up the dough tightly.
6. Cut the log into 12 rolls and place in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover and place in a warm spot until the rolls are doubled in size, about an hour.
7. Preheat the oven to 375 and bake for 25-30 minutes.
8. Mix icing ingredients and ice rolls when cooled.

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