Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rhodes Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Scripture to Live By:
Isaiah 41:10    Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Sunday, our pastor built his message around this verse, and he brought out some points that I thought were so worth sharing with you.  He said that there are four basic fears that man has:
1. Fear of death.
2. Fear of failure.
3. Fear of  lack of security both physical and financial.
4. Fear of the future.

He said that:
 God wants to trade our fear for His fellowship.  (Fear thou not; for I am with thee)
 He wants to trade His comfort for our confusion.(be not dismayed; for I am thy God)
 He wants to trade His strength for our weakness. (I will strengthen thee)
 He wants to trade His help for our helplessness.  (yea, I will help thee)
 He wants to trade His righteousness for our filthy rags - Isaiah 64:6. ( I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. )

These are some awesome trade offs. 

Recipe Post:    Rhodes Maple Cinnamon Rolls
This recipe is made using Rhodes frozen bread dough.  When I make these rolls  I make two or three loaves at a time. We all enjoy these cinnamon rolls.

What you will need to make these rolls:
1 loaf of Rhodes frozen bread dough per large Cinnamon Roll. 
1/2 cup of butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
Cinnamon to coat bread.
1 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts, divided (optional)
Thaw bread dough. 
Roll the dough out in a rectangle shape approximately 15x8 inches.

Melt the butter, and coat the bread dough with your melted butter or margarine, but do not coat all the way to the edges, because the dough will not stick together when you roll it up.

Then coat your buttered dough with cinnamon (cover it really good). Then sprinkle sugar all over it. (We like it sweet, so I put approximately a half a cup of sugar on it.) 

Then add half of the chopped nuts. (optional)

Next, starting from the edge closest to you, began to roll the bread up as shown below..

Roll up your loaf of bread, like you do a pumpkin roll or jelly roll, and then pinch the seam together. Place seam down on cookie sheet.

  I use kitchen shears and cut three quarters of the way through the cinnamon roll, making each cut approximately one and one-half inch thick. (One loaf makes approximately 14 rolls.)

Start at one end and start flipping one roll to the right and one to the left as shown below until you come to the end of the roll. This makes the loaf look like a braid.

Let it raise for an hour or so, until it is the size you want your rolls to be. (They will raise a little more as they bake.)

While the rolls are raising you can make up the caramel glaze topping. 

Maple Topping
1/3 cup of butter or margarine
2 cups of powder sugar
1/8 to 1/4 cup of milk 

Mix ingredients together, but pour the milk in a little at a time, so it is not too runny (If it is more runny than you like add more powdered sugar).

Add 1 TBSP. of  MAPLE flavoring. (I use enough to make it look caramel color.)

After the rolls have risen to desired size, bake at 350 until golden brown. (Approximately 15 to 20 minutes.) Remove from the oven and cool slightly (5 to 10 minutes, where they are still warm to the touch). Then brush maple topping over each roll thoroughly. 
Sprinkle the other half of your nuts on top of your rolls. 


Braided cinnamon roll without nuts.

Cinnamon roll with nuts

We really enjoy this cinnamon roll with the maple topping and nuts.  Making it with the Rhodes bread dough, makes it a quick and easy cinnamon roll to make.  When I make these, I usually make up a roll with nuts and one without.  I make one braided and one into round rolls.  They are so yummy.  I hope you will try them.  Remember to lay your dough out in the morning, to thaw, if you want to serve them in the afternoon. 


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  1. This is a great reminder in scripture. And the cinnamon rolls are wonderful looking. I like that you have a head start with the dough!

    1. Thank you sp much for viewing my post. So thankfulfor all God's word that reminds us of what He is to us and what He wants to do for us in every day life. Hope you will try the Rhodes Maple Cinnamon Rolls. They are so good. Blessing to you, Jo-Ann

  2. Jo Ann,
    What a great way to get a delicious Cinnamon Roll, Yum! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. This is a great tutorial, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:


    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Debi, Thank you so much for viewing my post and for the invitation to link up to you party. Thank you for your comment; so encouring. Blessings to you.

  4. Thank you for viewing my post and inviting me to link up to your party. Blessings tto you, Jo-Ann

  5. This would be super indulgent for breakfast! Would love you to share this at Breakfast Ideas Monday - http://www.yummyinspirations.net/2012/06/healthy-breakfast-fry-up-breakfast.html :)

  6. I'm excited to see this recipe. It sounds like an easier version of a yeast cinnamon roll my Mom used to make! Thanks for sharing the scripture, too; this was just what I needed....amazing how that works!! :) Blessings!

  7. Visiting from It's so Very Cheri. These look super yummy!!!

  8. OH MY GOSH!!! These sound wonderful!!! We love maple flavor. Can't wait to make these. Thanks!

  9. Yummy Jo-Anne! Those looks so delicious!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. Jo-Ann,
    Those maple glaze covered cinnamon rolls are divine! I would like some right now. I love maple anything. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday. I am pinning this now :) Have a great week.



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