OK, so I stumbled upon a recipe for Bacon Filled Cinnamon Buns while perusing Pinterest andI thought, what could be better than a bacon infused cinnamon roll? Whoever came up with the idea is a genius in my opinion. This recipe calls for adding bacon to store bought cinnamon rolls. While this would be a quick fix, I thought a fresh, homemade roll would be so much better, so I combined the bacon idea with the recipe found here and I cannot wait to try these. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I may just have to head to the kitchen and warm up the oven as soon as I finish this post.
UPDATE: 4/8/12 I finally tried these today. I made a few tweaks to the original directions which are noted below. I also used some leftover strawberry cream cheese icing to top these off. I found these to be pretty darn good. I have to admit that the strawberry icing overpowered the cinnamon flavor a bit, but they were still very yummy and I will definitely make these again.
For the Filling
4 Tbsp Butter, softened
1 Cup Brown Sugar
3 Tsp Cinnamon
For the Roll
4 Tbsp Butter, softened
1 Tsp Salt
4 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
For the Filling:
- Combine softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl to form a crumbly. The original recipe calls for the mixture to be put in the fridge for later, however, I feel it would be much easier to spread if left aside on the counter.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Cut in softened butter
- Stir in milk to form a soft dough
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle and spread the previously made filling onto the rolled out dough.
Spread the previously made filling onto the rolled out dough.
I put the dough aside at this point and cooked my bacon. I was hoping by doing so and by immediately laying the bacon across the dough that it wouldn’t get too firm to be rolled. It did get crispy really quickly but I was still able to roll my dough nicely.
I only partially cooked my bacon as shown below. I wanted it to be crispy but I didn’t want it to overcook in the oven.
Line the dough with cooked bacon.
Although the recipe does state to roll up the dough into a long rectangle, I found that it was not very easy to try and roll the whole thing with the bacon, so I sliced my dough in between each strip of bacon and rolled each one individually.
Originally recipe directions call for the rolls to be baked for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. I baked mine for only 15 minutes and they were done.