Tuesday, December 9, 2014

the best things take time.

cinnamon rolls. something about them makes me feel cozy & all warm inside. this recipe is such a hit every time i make them. i decided to make some for my sweet sext  man & some friends that were over last night enjoyed some too.

so. for starters. go ahead and put your yeast & warm water in a bowl bc it needs to sit for about 10 minutes so the bubbles start showing.

 1 1/2 tsp of yeast
 1/2 cup warm water.

In a large bowl, mix-

1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 tsp salt
1 egg

mix that all up and then add

2 cups ap flour mix until smooth

& then add yeast mixture. 

add about 1 1/2 cups more of ap flour until dough is easy to handle. 

pour dough onto floured surface & knead for about 10 minutes. 

place into a greased bowl for about 1 1/2 hours until doubled in size. 

when its doubled in size roll out- spread melted butter all over and then add filling.

filling: 1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tb ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds

roll it up a little tight. cut into desired size and put into a pan.

i always keep a little of the filling for the bottom of the pan.

let it sit for about 45 minutes and they will rise a little more & then bake at 350 for 30 minutes. 

now for the glaze. my favorite part. 

4 tb butter
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3-6 tb hot water

stir it up until smooth & pour over your yummy rolls. 

i have no idea where i got this recipe. i think it was out of a magazine, but they are so good & my go to cinnamon roll recipe!


mrs. estes