Jailhouse Potato Cinnamon Rolls

by Shawnda on September 5, 2010

in Bread,Breakfast,Project Pastry Queen

Katy chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Jailhouse Potato Cinnamon Rolls, a potato-infused dough filled with brown sugar and pecans. And I blew it.

I don’t know what happened but right before my dough was supposed to be resting, I still had a pancake-like batter instead of dough. I’m a flour weigher and I know they don’t weigh their baked goodie flour at Rather Sweet. I’m not sure that would have made that much a difference.

I dumped every ounce of flour in the house into the mixer bowl, hoping that each extra half-cup would make a difference. It was like shooting a bb gun at a freight train. Or maybe sending a fourth grader straight at Brian Cushing? Copious amounts of flour later, including some of a bag of whole wheat I found hidden behind a box of girl scout cookies (those Caramel de Lites were therapy), I had an oddly textured cinnamon roll that tasted okay. The filling was great and they looked mostly okay. The dough itself? Eh.

Check out the other Project Pastry Queen members to see what Jailhouse Potato Cinnamon rolls are supposed to look like. Thanks Katy! These really kicked my butt :P


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 amanda @ fake ginger September 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

Well, they look good! You should give them a try some other time because they really were delicious! Thanks for warning me about the dough – mine still wasn’t very firm but it held up okay.


2 Kocinera September 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

Even if these cinnamon rolls didn’t turn out exactly how you had planned, they still do look very yummy! I’ve had my share of kitchen mishaps and I have to say, I think sometimes having a little disaster here and there is a good thing. It means that there’s still something new to learn and that there’s room for improvement. Kudos to you for persevering and trying something new! :)


3 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 6, 2010 at 10:23 am

I’m so sorry to hear these cinnamon rolls didn’t go quite as planned, but it’s always a humbling – and good – thing to share your downfalls, too! Cinnamon rolls are very tricky, but my Cinnamon Roll Muffins are a lot easier. Check them out, if you’d like:http://comfortofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/07/cinnamon-roll-muffins-giveaway.html

Better luck next time!


4 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum September 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Holy Moly. I just found your blog and you had me hooked at the first picture. Looks like awesome stuff! I’ll be back! :)


5 Lizzie September 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I love cinnamon rolls with a passion! These look sooo good! : )


6 Ginny September 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm

We were all struggling with this one… the potato just made the dough too soft! nice to be part of the gang though! :)


7 Tara @ Smells Like Home September 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

i made these but haven’t posted them yet – it may actually be a few weeks b/c i had 2 big batches, one that was baked and promptly eaten before photos could be taken and another that’s in the freezer. ANYWAY…i didn’t have quite the problem with a pancake-ish batter-dough but my dough was really soft and really sticky, requiring another 1/2-1 cup of flour as i rolled it. the rolls themselves were exceptional and i was really really pleased with how the baked-up dough turned out. so i don’t think it was you…something is amiss with the recipe. and here i thought that 9 cups of flour would be way too much to start with…


8 Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) September 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Potato in the dough sounds intriguing, even if they didn’t really turn out!


9 Ivy November 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I am a super fan of cinnamon, let alone cinnamon rolls. For me cinnamon rolls are the classic way to have a hearty feel-at-home breakfast. It takes the senses somewhere else before heading straight into a long day at work :)


10 Melissa July 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I just wanted to comment on your trouble with this recipe. I have made these several times and i have always had to add way more flour than the recipe calls for. I’m beginning to wonder if the amount of flour in the book isn’t a typo. I’m glad to see it wasn’t just my problem.


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