February 1, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

These are the most amazing cinnamon rolls ever! I got this recipe from a lady in my ward who used to make and sell them. She did a mini enrichment about a year ago, and I went thinking, okay whatever, another cinnamon roll recipe but these are sooooooo good! I've made them a few times since then and they are easy and pretty quick to make.
(WARNING! This is NOT a low fat recipe. If your going to take the time to make and eat cinnamon rolls, it better be worth it! We usually make a batch, eat 1 or if we're really daring eat 2 and then share the rest with our neighbors.)

3/4 C very warm water
1 Tbl yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 C hot water
1/2 C sugar
1/2 Tbl salt
1/2 cube melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
approx. 7 C flour

-mix 3/4 C water, yeast and sugar and let sit until double or triple. Meanwhile mix together 2 C water, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs. Add yeast mixture and mix well. Add 6-7 C flour (dough will be really soft, but not too sticky) Knead for about 5 min. Grease a bowl and let dough rise covered until doubled.
-separate dough in half and roll first half into a rectangle. Melt a whole cube butter and spread half of it on the rectangle dough. Spread about 1 1/2 C brown sugar and 1-2 Tbl cinnamon on the rolled dough. Roll up jelly roll style and cut into 1 1/2 inch circles. Place on greased cookie sheet. Do the same thing with the other half of the dough. let rise in warm oven until double and then bake at 350 degrees for about 15 min. or until golden brown. Take off pan and cool on cooling rack.

1/2 C shortening
1/2 C butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
dash salt
milk to thin
-mix altogether until desired consistency.

(you can always do cream cheese frosting, orange glaze or whatever)

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