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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Instead of a regular entry.. you get How to make cinnamon rolls.. step by step.. with pictures.. this is my grandmother's recipe. enjoy!


Cinnamon Rolls

What you need
2 yeast
2 tablespooons sugar
1 1/3 cups warm water

1 1/3 cups milk, scald and cool
1 stick of margerine

3/4 cups sugar
dash salt

6-7 cups of flour

for filling:
brown sugar
chopped walnuts
melted butter or margerine
cinnamon

bake at 400* for 15-20 minutes

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*just a note.. use the recipe I wrote down.. not the one in the picture.. I added a little more of everything to get more cinnamon rolls. lol*

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small bowl, or small pyrex measuring cup- combine warm water, yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar.. mix with wire whisk and let sit for at least an hour, it'll most likely double in size.

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In small saucepan heat milk until it comes to a boil, then remove and add stick of margerine and let melt, and cool.

In large bowl - sugar and the dash of salt

Once the milk mixture is partially cooled, add it to the sugar and salt and mix with wire whisk until combined.

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Once yeast is ready, add to bowl with milk, sugar, margerine and salt

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now, start adding your flour.. one cup at a time.

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once its ready, knead it so it looks like this.

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then cut it in half, and put each half in a bowl to rise

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now wait about 2 hours.

I forgot to take a picture of the dough doubled in size.

start with first bowl, lightly flour the counter or work surface and tip dough out of bowl, cut in half..

then carefully flatten it like this..

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and start with melted butter, then a little cinnamon, then brown sugar and nuts, top off with a little more cinnamon

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roll it up!

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and slice, I usually do about one inch slices.

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place in pan and repeat with rest of the dough

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pretty?

now let them rise, at least an hour.. I usually wait 2 hours.

then preheat oven to 400 and bake for about 15 or 20 minutes, depending on your oven

til they look like this

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yummy!

but they're not ready to eat yet!
let them cool for about an hour and then make your glaze.

very easy.
2 cups confectioners sugar, and just a little butter and vanilla, then add milk slowly til its got the consistancy you want.

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then frost and eat!

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