Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cast Iron Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Spring is in full bloom and that can mean only one thing. Camping season is officially here! Yes, it's time to pull the tent, sleeping bags, and lanterns out of storage and get ready for a full season of weekend trips, backpacking to your favorite spots, and, of course, cast iron fireside meals!

What is it about dishes baked up in a good old cast iron skillet that we love so much? Is it the seasoned taste that can only be found in these titans of the campsite cookware? Is it the ease in which these meals come together? Is it the aroma of warming metal and baked dishes becoming infused into one mouth-watering, knee slapping delight? Perhaps it's a little bit of everything.

Today, I thought we'd officially kick off the camping season with the perfect cast iron breakfast dish, cinnamon rolls! Best of all, whether you're a die hard explorer or stay-at-home extraordinaire, you can still enjoy these tasty treats. No campfire required! Grab that favorite skillet, it's time for Cast Iron Orange Cinnamon Rolls!

1/2 cup & 1/2 Tbsp Honeyville Buttermilk Powder + 3 cups Hot Water
1/4 cup Butter, melted
1/3 cup Sugar
3 tsp Salt
4 Eggs
1/4 cup SAF Yeast

1/2 cup Sugar
Zest of 1 Orange

Cream Cheese Frosting:
5 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Butter, softened
5 Tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Zest of 1 Orange
2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

Yields: 6-24 cinnamon rolls, depending on size of skillet

First, make your dough.


In your BOSCH Universal Mixer, using your BOSCH Dough Hook Extender, add the following ingredients in this order: buttermilk powder, 3 cups hot water, butter, sugar, salt, eggs, 4 cups flour, yeast. Turn mixer to #2 setting and, while mixing, add remaining flour until dough begins to pull away from the sides. Knead in machine for 3-4 minutes.


Remove dough and place it in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.


Once dough is doubled in size, punch down and remove.


Roll dough out on a hard surface.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Brush top with melted butter, then sprinkle mixture of chef tess spice and sugar, as well as orange zest, on top.


Starting at one end, roll up dough.


Take your cast iron skillet and grease with butter.


Slice up cinnamon rolls and place in skillet. This recipe will make anywhere from 6-24 cinnamon rolls, depending on the size you cut them, as well as the size of the skillet you use. We used a 10 inch skillet.


Place in 400 degree oven, knock down to 350 and bake for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.


While rolls are cooling, make your frosting by combining cream cheese, butter, milk, vanilla, orange zest, and powdered sugar and mixing with an electric mixer until a smooth frosting forms.

Frost tops and serve.


These are the perfect cinnamon rolls to get you ready for the summertime excitement! Warm, delicious, and baked in with that cast iron taste, these rolls have the perfect hint of orange goodness that will make your mouth water and your knees weak! Serve them up for the perfect fireside breakfast, or sweet delicious nighttime snack! Either way, you're going to love these rolls!


Camping season is here, so let's start it off with the perfect breakfast!


Anonymous said...

These look great, but how would you make these camping? There are no ovens when I tent camp. Do you have a dutch oven, camp fire version?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

Thanks for the comment! We'll start working on this and see if we can come up with a campfire version.

Denise said...

1/4 CUP yeast ? This MUST be incorrect ??? Please explain.

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

Hi Denise! No, this is correct. When you factor in how much flour is being used, 1/4 cup gives you the right amount for that lift you're looking for. The recipe above should make you anywhere from 18-24 cinnamon rolls.

Anonymous said...

Any chance you could create a similar recipe usung your almond flour?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

That's a great suggestion! We'll have to look into that and see if we can come up with a gluten-free version.

Leigh Myers said...

What if you do not have a BOSCH Universal Mixer, but you do have a Kitchenaid mixer with dough hook?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

Hi Leigh,

The recipe should work the same in a KitchenAid, but it may get a little bit more messy, and you may find you'll need to knead the dough by hand, as KitchenAid's tend to struggle with large batches of bread dough.