Friday, February 4, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

My brother-in-law, C, has made the claim that these are the "best cinnamon rolls in the UNIVERSE". In fact, that is the official name of this recipe per the family website:-) After making and tasting these rolls I would have to agree, they are delicious. The recipe itself isn't too bad but make sure you give yourself enough time to make these amazing treats.
Recipe:
Dough: 

2 pkg (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast 

1 cup plus 2 Tbs sugar, divided 

1 1/2 cups warm water (110* to 115*) divided 
1 cup milk 
1/2 cup soft butter 
2 eggs 
2 tsp salt 
8-9 cups flour

Filling:
1/2 C butter
1 C brown sugar
5 tsp cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl dissolve yeast & 2 Tbs of sugar in a 1/2 cup of luke warm water. The sugar helps activate the yeast.
In a saucepan, heat the milk, butter and remaining butter to 110-115 degrees.
Add the mixture from the saucepan to the large mixing bowl. Add eggs, salt, 5 cups of flour, and remaining sugar. Beat until smooth , add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; kneed until smooth and elastic. About 6-8 minutes. Place back into bowl and let rise in a warm place for an hour.
Roll dough out into  a large circle and with soft butter spread over the dough until well-coated. Spread brown sugar and sugar on top of butter.
Roll dough into a log lengthwise
Using either string (or we used non-flavored floss) cut out rolls.
Placed on a GREASED baking sheet and let rise for another 10-15 minutes. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Rolls should look golden brown.


Frosting: 

2 oz cream cheese 

1/4 cup butter 

1 cup powder sugar 
2 tsp vanilla (Mexican

Add frosting to rolls while they are still hot to allow frosting to melt into the rolls.
These cinnamon rolls are (another quote from C), "Dirty good!" Thanks C for this great recipe!!

2 comments:

kelseybeth said...

Those look great! And not too tricky of a recipe. I'll put that down on my list for the next time I feel like cooking. (Probably in 6 months when I don't have the baby pukes hah)

Lisa said...

Made these last Saturday, and they are so good. Even my 2cups of whole wheat flour tasted great in there. This is a keeper! I also loved that it made a lot. Great thing to make for a crowd.

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