Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Beth's Cinnamon Rolls

My good friend Kristie shared her family cinnamon roll recipe with me several years ago and it is the BEST! This recipe makes a HUGE batch. You'll need a good mixer and about 3 hours :0)
2 c. boiling water
2 sq. butter
1 c. sugar
1 T. salt
2/3 c. powdered milk
1 c. warm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
3 T. yeast
6 beaten eggs
12 c. flour
Mix in a large stand electric mixer with dough hook attachment.
Pour boiling water over sugar and butter in a large stand mixer bowl. Stir until butter is melted. Cool slightly, then add the salt and powdered milk. Meanwhile, mix the 1 c. water, 1/2 tsp. sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Allow yeast to bubble. Add the yeast mixture to the firstCheck Spelling mixture along with the eggs and 5 cups of the flour. Beat until very smooth. Continue adding the rest of the flour and beating until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl and isn't sticky to touch. Remove dough, and place in a large greased bowl. Cover with a dish cloth and allow to rise for about 45 minutes.
After dough has risen, pound down and place on a floured surface. Roll dough out in to a large rectangle. This makes a HUGE rectangle - you may want to divide dough in half and do it in two batches.
Melt 1 1/2 cubes of butter and spread melted butter over the dough. Sprinkle granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon all over the top (probably about 1 1/2 cups of each kind of sugar and 2-3 T. cinnamon). Roll up and cut in to slices (I use a piece of thread to cut the slices). Place rolls on greased cookie sheets and rise another 30 minutes to an hour.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until well browned. Then frost with homemade vanilla butter cream frosting.
Make homemade frosting by combining 1 cup softened butter, 2-3 T. milk and about 3 cups powdered sugar. Thin by adding more milk, thicken by adding more powdered sugar.

1 comment:

Shane Ellis said...

These were delicious. Thanks. I did have a few troubles though. When you said to put the rolls onto cake sheets, I missed the plural and read cake sheet. SO I stuffed them all onto one cake sheet and they were falling all over the place n the oven. Tee fire alarms went off and I now have to clean out the oven. But the ones that survived in good shape taste great. It would be nice to know about how thick you cut your slices too. I made mine about 1.5" but wasn't sure if that was best or not.