Friday, October 11, 2013

Buttermilk & Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Sour Cream Caramel Icing

This is what you should do when you have leftover mashed potatoes and buttermilk that really needs to be used in your fridge.
And it's chilly... and rainy... outside.
You should make cinnamon rolls!
Because at the end of the day your family will return home and your house will be cozy and comforting and smell wonderful and they will tell you that you for spending your free time... in the kitchen... thinking of them all day! :)

And the icing, my goodness! the icing with sour cream instead of regular milk is fantastic! My Mother put me up to this!

Revised -
 Original Recipe from Tasty Kitchen
3 sticks butter, soft
1½ cups sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup Buttermilk
2 cups regular milk
1½ cups mashed potatoes
(leftovers work great!)
3 Tablespoons Instant Yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
3 eggs, beaten
10-11 cups all purpose flour

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Cinnamon, too taste

In a mixer beat the soft butter, sugar and salt.
In a saucepan scald the milks. Don't boil them. Pour over sugar mixture in the mixer bowl and add the mashed potatoes. Mix and allow to cool till lukewarm.

Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to the mixer bowl. Beat the eggs and add them too. Next add the flour and knead till smooth and not too sticky but not stiff.

In a greased bowl, let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Divide dough into 3 pieces and roll out in a rectangle on a floured surface. Spread a small amount of butter (not much!) over the dough and spread with a third of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up and cut into 1-1½ inch pieces. (Heavy thread or dental floss works great!)

Place into greased pans, cover and let rise again for about 45 minutes.

Bake @ 350° for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Drizzle with Cream Cheese Icing or (my favorite) Sour Cream Caramel Frosting. Amazing !

1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

In a medium saucepan melt butter and sugar over low heat. Once melted increase the heat to bring to a gentle boil. Add the salt and sour cream and stir. Boil rapidly for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir, then add powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Drizzle immediately over warm rolls. Enjoy!!

Day two of rain, but I kind of like it! There are unnatural rivers in the yard and the meadow but it's all good. No one needs to go out there if they don't want to. :)
The men are heading to the hills tonight to slay a deer or two. Serena and I have a fun day planned tomorrow but it will need to quit raining in order for those plans to be possible. But if not, there's always shopping I suppose. For now I should clean, run errands, and do laundry. Sounds like a Friday to me!
Hope y'all have a great day wherever you're at and that you will take time to listen, really listen, and notice, the important things in life!



  1. Oh my goodness, who would know mashed potatoes were involved here?... Yummy!!! They look delicious!
    Also, I like this icing recipe and may have to try it out soon. Sounds like it would be amazing on muffins, too.:)

  2. Oh my goodness Martha, these look incredible and I know that aroma was just amazing! I love bread with potatoes but have never tried it in sweet rolls, yum!