Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting

There are frostings that, during the making, you continuously must taste test.

In order to achieve a good frosting, of course.

My bread machine has a sweet dough rising in it right now. After a frustrating attempt at a cinnamon roll recipe that ultimately ended up in the bin, I went with a tried and true recipe (for the bread machine!) with more than 2,000 positive feedback.

The frosting from the first recipe sounded better than the one provided in the second recipe however (who can resist a vanilla bean?), so I decided I'd use it.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
-adapted from PickyCook-

4 oz room temperature cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out

Combine all with mixer until smooth. Spread over top of warm rolls.

It was difficult to refrain from hiding away in a quiet corner with my little bowl of frosting and a spoon.

The Cinnabon clone recipe I tried turned out fantastic as well.


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