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Last week I had been speaking with a food broker and he had brought up the subject of beer bread, having had some amazing stuff from a place in Wenatchee. Easy recipe for cinnamon roll icing I suggested an easy way to make some would be to use a commercially available biscuit mix, but just replace the liquid with beer.

I thought I had better try this out, because if it didn’t work, I would have some explaining to do. Cinnamon bun recipe cream cheese icing A well-known brand of biscuit mix came home with me from the local megamart.


Homemade cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese I don’t normally use the stuff, as I prefer to make biscuits and such from scratch. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting recipe You should have seen me, looking left and right, to see if I had been spotted, and if so, did they see what was in my shopping basket.

After I got home, I wondered if there were other liquids I could use, besides beer, to make these taste better.

I scoured the refrigerator and pantry for various liquids and drinks. Recipe for cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting On the list was water, milk, buttermilk, 40 percent heavy cream, eggnog, minty hot cocoa, orange juice, 7-Up, ginger ale, Pepsi, beer, whiskey and Worcestershire sauce. Icing recipe for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese I put together an ad-hoc tasting panel, with the idea that we would taste the dough and then the finished product.

First up was plain ol’ water. Recipe for cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing Dough tasted okay and the finished product was equally okay. Cinnamon bun recipe without yeast I guess this would work if you had nothing else available. Cinnamon roll cream cheese frosting Milk brought out a little more flavor and the biscuits baked up with a bit more color. Cinnamon roll cream cheese icing Otherwise they were just okay. Best cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese Buttermilk brought the dough to a whole new level. Cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar The sharp tanginess really worked well in the dough and the finished biscuit tasted fabulous. Best ever cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing One taster commented that this is what a biscuit should taste like. Cinnamon bun cream cheese icing Next up was the household staple (among others) 40 percent heavy cream. Quick cinnamon roll recipe bisquick When making up the dough, I had to add additional cream to make a dough I could actually work with. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Said dough was very rich, but the flavor was a bit muted. Glaze for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese They baked up a bit on the dense side but one taster said this is what biscuits should taste like. How to make icing for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese They were very tasty in their own right. Icing for cinnamon buns no cream cheese I had found some eggnog in the back of the fridge which still was within a week of expiring. Icing for cinnamon rolls cream cheese It had a good creamy flavor and had a hint of nutmeg. Frosting for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese It wasn’t overly sweet and bordered on savory. Cinnamon roll icing without milk Lovely aroma. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing recipe The minty hot cocoa was made up cold with milk and then mixed into the flour. Cinnamon roll glaze without milk The mint flavor was very strong in the dough and after baking had a nice chocolatey-mint flavor, though it seemed a bit out of place in a biscuit. Homemade cinnamon rolls cream cheese icing Orange juice was very overpowering in the dough but mellowed in the baked form. Cinnamon rolls cream cheese frosting recipe It then brought to mind an orange- flavored scone, as it wasn’t too sweet at all. Cinnamon roll icing without confectioners sugar Seven-Up just made the dough sweeter and wasn’t offensive at all in the baked form. Homemade cinnamon roll glaze The ginger ale brought to mind a more refined flavor from the hint of ginger. Cinnamon roll recipe no yeast no buttermilk In the biscuit the ginger was nuanced and flavorful. Quick easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Next up was Pepsi. Quick homemade cinnamon roll recipe No doubt about it in the dough, which was kind of overpowered by the cola. Quick cinnamon roll recipe no yeast In the biscuit form, it was a bit subdued, though it was still very clear what it was made with. Easy cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch Next on the list was the beer, which was actually a bottle of Blue Moon Belgian White. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast No one here drinks the stuff, so it has been here for a while now. Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch It magically turned the dough into an amazing concoction that had two of the tasters fighting to lick the bowl. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast or milk The finished product was equally amazing, though one taster complained that the bitterness of the hops was a bit too much and it would have benefited from a little brown sugar mixed in. Cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast and eggs Pendleton whiskey was up next and rendered the dough unfit to eat, as the recipe called for enough of the stuff to make the dough nearly intoxicating by the spoonful. Easy cinnamon roll recipe bisquick When making this batch up, I actually used a bit less than called for, as the alcohol would not create as much gluten when mixed with the flour, rendering a more loose product if I had used the full amount. Easy cinnamon roll recipe puff pastry In biscuit form, there was still a strong whiskey flavor, and clearly an amount of alcohol was still present. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or buttermilk One taster commented that these would work well with a hearty stew. How to make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar The final liquid I was certain would not work as I was mixing it into the flour. Cinnamon roll frosting without powdered sugar Perhaps it would have been better if a small amount were mixed into another liquid as using straight Worcestershire sauce was truly unfit to eat, though I still went ahead and baked them up. Cinnamon roll icing powdered sugar No one would eat them.

It was decided that the cream ones were best, followed by the buttermilk, beer, eggnog, and then the orange juice. Make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar The others weren’t bad, but just not as good as the winners.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. How to make cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar In a bowl, stir ingredients until soft dough forms. Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury biscuits Turn onto surface dusted with extra biscuit mix. Healthy cinnamon rolls recipe Knead 10 times. Apple cinnamon rolls recipe no yeast Roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Healthy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Cut with 2 1/2-inch cutter. Easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Cinnamon roll recipe no yeast For drop biscuits, take the dough and place spoonfuls on the ungreased baking sheet. Quick and easy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Quick and easy cinnamon bun recipe no yeast Let cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe Serve warm or at room temperature.

• 4 ounces (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and refrigerated

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; alternatively grease a baking sheet with butter. Quick cinnamon roll icing recipe In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Best cinnamon roll recipe ever Toss butter into the dry ingredients until coated with flour. Best cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Working quickly and using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut butter into flour until it resembles coarse meal. Best cinnamon roll recipe cinnabon Alternatively, add flour mixture and butter to food processor and pulse 2 to 3 times to form pea-sized pieces; transfer to a large bowl. Best cinnamon roll recipe with yeast Add milk and stir with a fork until it just comes together into a slightly sticky, shaggy dough. . Best cinnamon roll recipe without yeast For drop biscuits, take the dough and place spoonfuls on the ungreased baking sheet. Best cinnamon roll recipe alton brown Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Quick homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast Let cool slightly, then transfer to wire rack. Cinnamon roll recipe gooey Serve warm or at room temperature.

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