It’s the season for citrus and cranberry, so like many of you, I’ve paired them together in one sweet dessert. The two flavors provide a nice balance to the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls.
Speaking of cinnamon rolls, these are made with Fleischmann’s® Rapid Rise Yeast. Yes, its a bit more work than a non-yeast cinnamon roll variety, but it’s worth it—the texture is unbeatable—soft and chewy, the way a cinnamon roll is meant to be.
For those of you who haven’t worked with yeast, or haven’t had a great experience in the past – Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast is easy to work with and it reacts in half the time traditional yeast takes to expand. Cooking with yeast isn’t as difficult and complicated as you may think. It’s a simple process that delivers amazing results. The key is to make sure your water is the correct temperature. For this recipe and most yeast recipe you’ll want it between 120° to 130°F.
Now that I’ve gotten you past any yeast fears, let’s do this. To start, the base recipe is from here. Next up, I added orange zest to the dough for a punch in flavor and then rolled in some cranberry while forming these cinnamon rolls and finished them with a simple glaze. And if you have any questions on how to knead the dough, make sure you check out this link. It will show you the proper way to knead dough. And on that note the Fleischmann’s Yeast website is an amazing resource for tips and tricks to help you get started and to ensure that your baking turns out great.
With Fleischmann’s Yeast, you won’t be afraid to find your creativity in the kitchen or even get your apron dirty. Baking with yeast this holiday season can be as easy as pre-heating the oven. To find out more, visit foodnetwork.com/holidaybaking.
Now with that out of the way. Get busy baking, because these make a killer breakfast, lunch or dessert – let’s not limit ourselves. It is the holidays after all, so eat up!
4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons orange zest
1/3 cup sugar
2 packets Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups water
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cups fresh cranberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter OR margarine, very soft
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract