At first I was a tad intimidated about using yeast but once I got started it was quite easy. If you've been hesitant in using it trust me its not that difficult to use. I let the yeast sit for a few minutes before mixing in the flour. After the flour was mixed in with the yeast the hubby and I went for a walk. About an hour later we returned and the dough had doubled.
Once you put in the rest of the ingredients I placed it in the refrigerator and let it rest overnight. In the morning I let the dough sit out for about half an hour before I began to roll it out. Since I have a tiny kitchen I used our table to roll it out about half of it. After I put the melted butter on, the cinnamon and the sugar the dough become really messy. Please be prepared for some of the mixture to squeeze out because I wasn't.
Doesn't my little log look lovely? The first batch didn't look as nice I had hoped for but the second batch turned out much nicer. I had to let the dough rise in the pans a tad more to double because I made these on a cold day.
The maple frosting is sweet and keep in mind that the coffee flavor is not overpowering. The combination of the frosting and the rolls tastes like a yummy maple bar.
Please visit the Pioneer Woman for this amazing cinnamon rolls recipe.