Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mom's Cinnamon Rolls

1/2 c. warm water
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/2 c. butter, melted
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. warm milk
5 1/2 c. bread flour (I use bread flour for my pizza crusts so I buy a 20 pound sack at Costco. You could use whole wheat flour, but make sure to add 1 teaspoon gluten for each cup of flour.)

1 teaspoon cinnamon
brown and white sugar

powdered sugar

Put water and sugar in bowl of mixer fitted with dough hook or Bosch mixer. Sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate. Mix in 1/2 c. sugar, butter, eggs and salt into yeast mixture. Then, add warm milk. Add 5 cups flour, 1 cup at a time. Knead in mixer five to ten minutes, adding flour as needed, until dough is no longer sticky. Place in a large bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and let rise in warm place one hour, until doubled in size.

Punch down risen dough and separate into two somewhat equal pieces (I have a scale, so I weigh mine.)Roll dough into a rectangle approximately 10 inches by 15 inches. Mix the cinnamon into the melted/softenend butter and spread over dough. Sprinkle with sugars. Rolld dough. Using a clean piece of dental floss, cut the roll into 12 somewhat equal rolls and place in greased 9 x 13 pan.
Repeat with remaining dough. Place both pans in warm place and let rise till double.

Place single pan in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
For the icing, melt approx 2 Tablespoons butter. Add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 Tablespoons milk. Sift powdered sugar into mixture and stir well. I just made it till it looked good. The first time, it was too thick. The second time, I did it just right and it made a thin coat of icing when they were cool.
Spread icing on rolls while warm

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