Today I wanted to share this amazing one bowl bread recipe. I have had so many great memories associated with this recipe. The first memory that comes to mind is bringing cinnamon rolls or bread to our my dear friend Todd Wuergler. Unfortunately he died in a tragic motorcycle accident back in June of 2014. The Wuergler’s ARE family to us, as my hubs grew up with Todd, and over the years we’ve stayed close to them and watched their children grow. Lots of great history between our families.
My hubs on the left, sweet Todd on the right.
Todd was a wonderful guy who loved good food…and he always made me feel like I was the best baker in the world. I ALWAYS loved bringing him warm bread and rolls. Plus he’d always make me smile and feel better about myself than I probably deserved. He is greatly missed by our family, but today I wanted to celebrate him by giving this recipe and tutorial to his darling daughters who have been asking me for awhile how to make their dads favorite cinnamon rolls. So today, this ones in honor of him.
So before I start crying, here’s the recipe.
Super simple ingredients –
6 cups Warm Water
1 cup White Sugar
6T Active Dry Yeast
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
16 cups Better For Bread Flour or All Purpose Flour.
At this point, I cut the dough in half lengthwise. Then I use one half for cinnamon rolls and the other half I half again and shape into two loaves for bread. You can do all Bread (4 loaves), or all cinnamon rolls, or any combo you like. This recipe is QUEEN.
Spread 1 1/2 sticks (12 T) unsalted butter that has been softened all over the dough. Then sprinkle about 1/2-1 cup of white sugar over the top. Sometimes I will do 1/2 c white and 1/2 c brown sugar. Just depends on my mood. My husband likes the brown sugar combo so that’s what I usually do.
Place 4 c Powdered Sugar in a bowl and add softened 4T Unsalted Butter, 3 ounces Cream Cheese. Then add 1t Vanilla & 1t Almond extract. If you don’t like almond flavor just add 2t vanilla. Lastly I add 1t cinnamon then blend that together with a hand mixer and add whole milk one tablespoon at a time until my desired consistency is reached. You want it a little thicker than cake icing because you’re gonna spread it over hot rolls.
Here’s a free printable recipe card for you. This card is the 1/2 batch version. Just double it for the recipe above.