Cinnamon Rolls

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Description

Cinnamon Rolls [1] [2] is a warm breakfast treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce active dry yeast (2 packages)
  • 1 cup lukewarm (80-90 degree F) water
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 16oz box confectioners' sugar

Procedure

  1. Grease four 9" round pans.
  2. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
  3. Combine vegetable shortening and sugar with boiling water, set aside to cool.
  4. Beat eggs and combine with flour and salt.
  5. Combine all mixtures into one bowl and mix well.
  6. Cover the dough with a clean towel and leave to rise for ~2 hours.
  7. Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough into a 19 x 14 inch rectangle.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  9. Cut up butter into small pieces.
  10. Place small butter pieces all over dough and cinnamon sugar.
  11. Roll up dough.
  12. Cut up dough into 1" slices, by using floss.
  13. Put rolls in pans, cover and let rise for ~2 hours.
  14. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  15. Melt remaining butter and combine with milk and confectioners sugar, achieve a smooth consistency.
  16. Bake rolls for ~14 min, achieving light brown rolls.
  17. Right when rolls are removed from oven drizzle the icing on top.

References

  1. Yearwood, Trisha Espe (2010). home cooking with trisha yearwood. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.. pp. 34. ISBN 978-0-307-46523-8. 
  2. Country Woman. Taste of Home. 1997. pp. 36. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Cinnamon-Rolls-2.