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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

Roll Ingredients
3-4 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm milk
1/8 cup melted butter
1 egg beaten

Cinnamon mixture Ingredients
1 stick of butter soft
1/2 - 1 cup brown sugar
several tablespoons cinnamon
Optional: toasted pecans and or raisins

Frosting recipe (2 Choices)
#1 Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

With a mixer, beat together cream cheese & butter until smooth, add suagr, milk, and vanilla and blend. If it is not smooth enough add more milk. You want it to be at room temp and the rolls to be hot when you slather it on so that it will melt into the rolls!

#2 Regular Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
1-3 tablespoons half&half or cream
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix sugar & cream to a spreading consistency, add salt & vanilla and mix, keep at room temp & spread over hot rolls allowing it to melt into the rolls!

MIx milk and yeast in machine until foamy
Add flour, salt, sugar, butter (slightly cooled)and egg
Knead for 8 minutes in machine adding flour if needed making a soft dough (like bread dough)
Cover and rest until double (30 minutes or so)
Roll out the dough to approximately the size 12 X 18 inches

Spread the soft butter all over with your hands
sprinkle on as much sugar as you like 1/2 - 1 cup
Sprinkle on as much cinnamon as you like and nuts and raisins if you like
Now roll up tightly from the the short end
cut in half and the half again and now cut each quarter into threes creating 12 rolls

Sprinkle some more brown sugar on a parchment lined pan (jelly roll or even a lasagna pan) and place each roll on top of sugar tucking the little flap of dough underneath, it's okay if the rolls touch as you will pull them apart when they come out
Preheat the oven to 350 and cover the rolls allowing them to rise (about 20-25
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes
This what they look like before the frosting

Pull out and immediately add the frosting of your choice allowing it to melt all over the tops and sides of the rolls!

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