Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls






I've started making a batch of these every Saturday night so we can have them for breakfast Sunday morning. My mom did the same thing every week for years and years. This is her recipe. I half this recipe for our family and it is plenty. In fact we always have enough extra to share with someone in our neighborhood.

Dissolve 3 Tbsp. yeast in 3/4 cup warm water. Sprinkle with about 2 Tbsp. white sugar to help it along. Allow to set while mixing dough.

Heat in m icrowave (about 3 minutes):
2 cubes (1 cup) butter
2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. salt

Pour into mixing bowl and add:
4 cups flour
3 eggs
yeast mixture
about 4 more cups flour

Knead about 5 minutes in mixer

Remove dough hook, cover with damp towel and allow to raise until double - about 1 hour, or more.

Spray counter, thoroughly (flouring it will dry out dough). Remove dough from bowl; pat or roll out into rectangle -about 1/2 inch thick. spread with melted butter, sprinkle lightly with white sugar, then brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up from long side and pinch clsoed at the end. The wider your rectangle, the bigger the rolls will be. Slice into about 1 - 1 1/2 inch slices and place on greased cookie sheet. Allow to raise again about an hour or so. Bake in preheated oven 375-400 about 10-15 minutes. Watch them closely the first time until you see how you want them and how your oven bakes.

Cream Cheese Frosting: (I make a whole batch of this, but only use half and freeze the rest for the next week.)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2-3 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2-4 cups powdered sugar.

Mix well.
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5 comments:

Ashlee said...

They sound so yummy! And what a fun tradition. I was wondering though, it calls for 3 eggs so if you half the recipe how many eggs do you use? Thanks! I'm definitely going to do this!!

Becky said...

I put in 2 eggs. I know it sounds weird, but I try and find a big one, and a little one. But whatever!

Luke and Erin said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to give it a try! I had the same egg question, so thanks for answering it :)

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Motherhood for Dummies said...

okay, this makes me want to start cooking agian!