Saturday morning when we were growing up was reserved for cartoons and brunch; wether it's french toast or waffles or - our favorite - cinnamon rolls. In an effort to recapture our childhood while living in a dorm we've come up with a way to make Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in the microwave. Even though we're calling this one "Store-bought Done Right" we didn't do anything special to these rolls- we were just excited they came out right (trust us... we've had our share of rock-hard, inedible rolls).
|Cinnamon rolls + hungry chemists = love!|
Butter the bottom of a tall, glass baking dish then arrange the rolls as far from each other as possible . We used a square pan but if you have a round one that will let the rolls climb up the side as they rise that one would be ideal. Nuke on 50% power for 5 minutes then let stand in the microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Take the metal top off the icing container and warm for 7 seconds. Spread the icing over you rolls and enjoy!
|Cinnamon roll glamor shot|
Since cinnamon rolls are yeast-risen they are tricky in the microwave. If you try to cook them on regular power the microwaves are too intense and will kill off the yeast too quickly leaving gummy, rock-hard rolls. That being said, when prepared this way the rolls aren't the softest on the planet but they're still pretty darn good! All in all if you have access to a conventional oven, use it.
Well that's all for now! Keep cooking and remember:
No kitchen, no problem!