Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Dough

  2. 3 1/2-4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

  3. 1 cup whole-wheat flour

  4. 1 package active dry yeast, (1 tablespoon)

  5. 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese

  6. 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat milk, divided

  7. 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  8. 2 tablespoons canola oil

  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  10. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  11. 1 large egg white

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. To make dough: Combine 1 1/2 cups white flour, whole-wheat flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Place cottage cheese in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl. Gather cheesecloth into a ball and squeeze out moisture from cottage cheese. (You should have about 1/4 cup of solids remaining.)

  2. Transfer the cottage-cheese solids to the sieve and press them through the sieve into a small saucepan. Stir in 1 cup milk, granulated sugar, oil and salt; heat, stirring, until warm (120-130°F). Stir into the flour mixture. Add eggs and egg white; beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon (or dough hook of mixer), stir in 2 cups all-purpose flour.

  3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, adding enough of the remaining flour to make a soft, smooth dough. (It will be slightly sticky.) Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and turn once. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

  4. To make filling and bake rolls: Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup corn syrup and cinnamon in a small saucepan; heat gently, stirring, until smooth. Set aside to cool.

  5. Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll or pat into a 12-by-18-inch rectangle.

  6. Spread the brown-sugar mixture over the dough. Sprinkle with raisins and pecans. Starting at the long edge, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Pinch the edges of dough together along the length of the roll. With a sharp knife, slice the roll into 12 pieces. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and place the cinnamon rolls, cut-side up and slightly apart, in the dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Brush rolls with remaining 1 tablespoon milk. Bake until light brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool slightly in the pan.

  8. To make glaze: Stir together confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon corn syrup and vanilla in a small bowl. Add more milk, if necessary, to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and serve them warm.


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