September 18, 2015
CINNAMON ROLLS..HOMEMADE AND HOT FROM THE OVEN
This is a recipe that is tried and true.
If you learn to bake anything....
learn to bake homemade cinnamon rolls.
He will fall in love with you all over again!
This recipe is from my mothers old
Better Homes and Gardens cookbook
from the 1940's!
It's simply the best
the only one I have ever used!
BASIC ROLL DOUGH
1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 cup milk, scalded
1/4 cup sugar
¼ cup butter
1 t. salt
3 ½ cup flour (all-purpose)
Soften yeast in warm water. Combine milk, sugar, butter and salt in a mixing bowl. Allow to cool slightly to lukewarm temperature. Add 1 ½ cups flour, and mix well. Beat in the softened yeast and egg. Gradually add the remaining dough, beating well. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the surface. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 2 hours.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a rectangle. Spread the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the dough evenly. Then roll the dough into a log-shape. Cut into even rounds, place onto a cookie sheet or baking pan, cover and let rise again until doubled, about two hours. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes. Ice with confectioner’s icing.
For the Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture
½ cup sugar
4 T. melted butter
2 rounded t. cinnamon
For the Icing
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
5- 7 tablespoons warm milk