This was the first dish that I ever did that placed in a Dutch oven cook off. My buddies and I decided that we were going to drive 300 miles to Jasper Ark and enter our first Dutch oven cook off. so we started trying recipes out and believe it or not , before the day to leave for the cook off my neighbors got tired of eating things I would cook and then load in the truck and drive up and down the road looking for someone to taste this, even the cinnamon rolls. Of course it could have been that I had fixed them 4 days in a row till I thought I had them down. On the day of the cook off it turned out to be 98º. When I had them sitting in the Dutch oven for the final rise, they almost cooked!LOL! But rise did they! One of my cooking partners said they were as big as cow patties! Now that's a real Redneck compliment.
I got this recipe from Southern Living Magazine.
Sour Cream Cinnamon Rolls
1 8oz sour cream
2 tbls butter
3 tbls sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 pkg yeast
3 cups all purpose flour
3 tbls softened butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 8oz pkg softened cream cheese
3 tbls melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
Heat sour cream till it is about baby bottle warm (105º)
Combine the warm sour cream, 2 tbls butter, 3 tbls sugar, salt,and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Add the egg and yeast into the mixing bowl and blend well. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix till well blended. add in the remaining flour and mix till smooth.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead 5 times, cover and let sit 5 minutes, Roll dough into a 18 X 16 " rectangle, spread the soften butter over the dough. Now sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the dough, Roll up jellyroll style starting with the short end. Pinch the seam down. slice into 1 " slices and place them into a greased 16" Dutch oven, cut side down.
Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. bake at 375º for 12-15 minutes.(1 and 1/4 ring on top with 9 coal on bottom).
While they are baking, combine the cream cheese, melted butter, and the vanilla in a bowl and whip till very smooth.
When the rolls are done, take the Butter cream topping and smear in over the top of the rolls while the rolls are still hot so that the butter cream will melt down into every nook and cranny...(no calories here...remember The Redneck Gourmet does not do low-fat!LOL)
This will make 10-12 rolls according to how you slice them. Folks these are good. They do take a little time but they are worth it!