Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c warm water (110 F)
  • 1 c warm milk
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 to 4 c flour
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 c nuts or dried fruit (optional)

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 1 t vanilla
  • milk

Instructions

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water
  2. Stir together butter, milk, salt and 2 cups of flour.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and continue to mix in remaining 2 cups of flour until a soft dough forms
  4. Knead for 5 minutes
  5. Let rise until doubled (at least 1 hour)
  6. Roll dough into large rectangle (roll thinner for more rolls)
  7. Spread butter, then sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon, and nuts if desired
  8. Roll up rectangle (rolling the longest side for more rolls)
  9. Cut in even pieces (approximately 1 in - smaller cuts for more rolls)
  10. Place in greased 9x13 pan and let rise for another hour
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  12. Let cool partway and drizzle frosting

Frosting Instructions
Mix powdered sugar, butter and vanilla and slowly add the milk until the frosting is a consistency easily poured

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