Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Baking: Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

My mom also made these every year.  They are to die for.

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup boiling water plus 1/2 cup for yeast
2 eggs, beaten
1 package yeast - disolved in 1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups flour

Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over butter and sugar.  Stir to melt butter and disolve sugar.  Allow to cool to luke warm then mix in all other ingredients.  Mix to form a dough and knead until smooth (about 10 minutes).  I actually use dough setting on my breadmaker for this.  Once smooth, place in large bowl and cover with cloth to rise 1 1/2 hours.  I place it in the oven or stovetop to rise.  Using flour and rolling pin, role to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness. 

6 Tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon

Mix all to form paste.  Spread over dough evenly.  Then roll and cut into 1" strips.  Place in 3 round greased baking dishes (~8 rolls per pan).  Cover with cloth and let rise 1 additional hour.  Bake at 350 15-20 minutes.

4 Tbsp butter
1/2 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk

Melt butter in saucepan.  Add in vanilla and milk then slowly whisk in sugar.  Whisk until all lumps are gone and it's smooth.  Pour over warm rolls.

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