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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Deluxe Cinnamon Rolls

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These cold(er) winter mornings often beg to be paired up with a hot cup of coffee and a nice warm Cinnamon Roll.  At least for me, that statement is true.

And, as it was on Christmas Morning...

we thoroughly enjoyed, all three.  Wonderfully wintry Christmas Morning, a hot cup of coffee and a warm as warm can be cinnamon roll - made with much love by my dear sister, Gladys.

We had our choice of Carmel Icing or Cream Cheese.  Or both?

I'll share the recipe with you...even though I did not happen to make these, this time.

Deluxe Cinnamon Rolls
3 T. yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup oil
1 T. salt
1 1/2 cup warm milk
3 eggs
10 cups flour
Soft butter
Brown sugar
Cinnamon
Finely chopped pecans (opt.)

Dissolve the yeast in warm water; set aside.   Mix the sugar, oil, and salt in a large bowl; stir in warm milk until dissolved.  When the mixture is cool enough; add the yeast mixture and beaten eggs; mix well.  Add flour to make a dough that is neither too stiff nor too sticky.  Let rise for 2 hours.  Roll out and spread with soft butter and cover with brown sugar and cinnamon (opt. pecans).  Roll up jelly-roll style and slice into 1-inch pieces.  Place in greased baking pans.  Flatten each slice with your hand.  Cover and let rise about 2 hours or until double.  Bake at 350* for approximately 15 minutes.  When cool, ice with Carmel Icing.

Carmel Icing
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk, cream or half-and-half
1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter and then add brown sugar.  Cook over low heat for 2 minutes.  Stir frequently.  Add milk and continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil.  Remove from heat and cool partially.  Add powdered sugar until it is the desired consistency for spreading.  Make sure it is not too thick if using for cinnamon rolls.  (Recipe note: If you use this recipe to icen' Chocolate Cake - you would want the icing to be thicker).

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So, since Scott has filled you in our plan , for this coming year.  I'll just have to look at the above photo, drool and remember their wonderful, wonderful ooey-gooey smell - instead.  And just hope that someone else decides to make these instead - for themselves to enjoy.  You really, really will.  I promise!

9 comments:

  1. We have a tradition here of Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning. I actually make a pan of Cinnamon Rolls and a pan of Carmel Pecan Rolls. MMMMM!

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  2. They look fantastic - will have to make them soon....mmmmm!!!

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  3. hmmm, those look yummy! We love homemade cinnamon rolls - nothing like it on a cold winters afternoon ;o) Would love to get your cousins blog's link. Not sure which one it is on your blogroll ;o)

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  4. Oh My!
    They look delicious. What a treat.

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  5. Nice post thanks for sharing! blessings

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  6. I love your picture! Beautiful! And there's nothing better than the smell of cinnamon rolls and coffee! :)

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  7. I'm certain I should go make these tomorrow.

    cetain.

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  8. i enjoy your pictures and thots. your children are growing.
    prayers for your family, it is a big job.
    maryanne

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