I always wanted to make cinnamon rolls from scratch but was a little intimidated with the task. The amount of time that I thought would have to go into making those gooey little buns was daunting. I put it on my list of things I want to learn to make from scratch and kind of forgot about it. That was until I came across this recipe that seemed too good to be true. There was an easy video tutorial to follow along with and everything. Score! I really like the lady who made the video. Her name is Jenny. She’s a pretty woman, probably in her 60’s, quirky, blonde and for some reason seems so familiar to me. You want to know why this woman seemed so familiar to me?
Because she is Jenny Jones.
The former talk show host Jenny Jones. I learned how to make some of the tastiest and easiest cinnamon rolls ever from a former 80’s & 90’s drama talk show host. I didn’t even know she had a youtube cooking channel. Did you know? I think I like her better as a cooking show host than the other.
After I stopped saying, “No wonder she looks so good, It’s Jenny Jones” then I was able to focus on making these yummy buttery rolls. Not only is this recipe fairly easy to execute but she has cut out about half the butter and sugar of your regular cinnamon rolls. I would have made them and totally enjoyed them even if she had doubled the butter and sugar, but I honestly was just as satisfied with these and can’t complain. I don’t think you will notice either. Just think of it as a gift to yourself.
To make it a little easier I have gone ahead and laid out the basic tools and ingredients that you will need to make these fabulous ooey gooey sticky sweet rolls but I think you will find it most helpful to follow her 15 minute instructional video to get the full grasp on what is supposed to go down. Besides, you need to go see Jenny Jones do a cooking show. It is wonderful. Actually I find her very relaxing and kind of funny. Especially now that I know who this random Jenny Can Cook gal is.
1 1/2 c. Flour + 1/4 c additional flous
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg yeast
1/2 c. warm milk
3 tbsp. Canola Oil
1/4 c. Brown sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 c. Confectioners Sugar
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp. Milk
*I added 2 tbsp. cream cheese and 1 tbsp. of butter to my icing. What can I say? I love a rich creamy cream cheese frosting. Just a suggestion!
You can find the recipe and video tutorial here and watch how easy it is to make these big, yummy, fluffy cinnamon rolls all by yourself. I would watch the video once all the way through and take it all in. Then, you can prepare everything and when you are ready you can follow along with the video again while you are actually making them. I hope you get the opportunity to check out the video and Jenny as well as try out this recipe. It is a great one. Enjoy your journey in the kitchen. If you’re not having fun then you are not doing it right. Blessings to all.