October 6, 2005
Dried cranberries instead of the usual raisins added an interesting twist to these classic cinnamon rolls. They have the same chewy characteristic as raisins and often make a good substitute. We had to cancel our "pizza at home" plan one night, when I realized we ran out of grated cheese, but I had already mixed the dough for the crust, so I decided to store it in a small plastic container in the freezer. Two days later, I thought about the dough in the freezer and decided to thaw it out in the fridge. It was still rising pretty good when I took it out of the fridge to punch down and roll out for the cinnamon rolls. Freezing the dough turned out to be a good "make ahead" idea. I just used the instant mix, quick & ready in 5 minutes. I have also made cinnamon rolls with the same basic pan de sal dough recipe, but it takes more time. For a quick breakfast treat of cinnamon rolls, this instant roll mix works out well everytime.