Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls (640x417)Love the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven? If you enjoy working with yeast dough, here is a great recipe to try.

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough

1 package dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup scalded milk

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

1/2 cup meted butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

3/4 cup raisins or pecans

Glaze (optional)

4 tablespoons butter

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 to 6 tablespoons ht water

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar melted butter, salt and egg. Ad 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead 5-10 minutes. Please in a well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size (1 to 1 1/2 hours).

2. When doubled in size punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with raisins or nuts, if desired. Beginning with the 15 inch side, roll up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat the bottom of the baking an with butter. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled (about 45 minutes). Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

4. If you want to add a glaze to the finished rolls, mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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