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Monday, April 5, 2010

Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls

I made these for Easter this year. The potatoes make the dough amazingly moist and tender!

(print this recipe)
Yield: 12 rolls
1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into small pieces
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 Cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 large eggs
4 1/2 Cups (or more) unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 Cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)
2 1/4-ounce envelopes active dry yeast (scant 2 tablespoons)
2 Tablespoons sugar

1 1/3 Cups packed golden brown sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 Tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
9 Tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened


2 Cups powdered sugar
1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 Tablespoons (or more) whole milk
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 Teaspoon salt

Preparation: Dough: Combine potatoes, 2 cups water, and 1 tablespoon salt in a large saucepan. Boil (uncovered) until potatoes are very tender and some of the water has evaporated, 15-18 minutes. Mash potatoes with water in pan (do not drain water). Add butter and mash until butter is melted. Whisk in eggs, then 1 cup flour; mash until very smooth. Let potatoes stand until barely lukewarm, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour 1/2 cup warm water into large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; stir in yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add potato mixture to yeast mixture; mix on low speed until well blended, 2 minutes. Mix in 3 cups flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well. Beat until sticky dough forms.

Spread 1/2 cup flour on work surface. Scrape dough out onto floured work surface. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic, adding more flour by tablespooonfuls if dough is very sticky, about 8 minutes.

Coat large bowl with butter. Transfer dough to bowl and turn to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Filling: While dough is rising, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in medium bowl. Using fork, cut in butter.

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 425F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Turn dough out onto well-floured work surface. Roll out dough to 24x16-inch rectangle. Sprinkle filling evenly over dough. Starting at 1 long side, roll up dough jelly-roll style, enclosing filling. Using large knife dipped in flour, cut roll crosswise into 12 pieces. Transfer rolls to baking sheet, spacing rolls about 3/4 inch apart. Cover baking sheet loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm draft-free area until almost doubled in volume, about 20 minutes (rolls will be very puffy).

Bake cinnamon rolls until golden, about 15-20 minutes. Cool rolls 10 minutes on baking sheet.

While rolls are baking, whisk powdered sugar, melted butter, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla, and salt in small bowl. If glaze is too thick to spread, add more milk by 1/2 teaspoonfuls as needed. Spread glaze over warm rolls.

Adapted from:
Greg Atkinson
Bon Appetit, March 2009


Wendy said...

Yum, yum yum yum. These were the best cinnamon rolls I've had.

Kim said...

Oh man. Those sounds more awesome than the pictures looked...