|Fresh hot cinnamon rolls! uh oh - minus 1!?( I love the center ones!)|
|baking in the oven (can't your smell them?)|
Recipe: ( this is half her recipe which will make about 2 dozen, can be doubled if you want)
1 package dry yeast
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
5 Tablespoons melted shortening
Measure warm water , add sugar yeast and salt. Add half the flour to this mixture and mix well. Add the shortening and 1 beaten egg. (you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring at this point if you would like) Add remaining flour and mix in bowl til smooth. Allow this to rise til double in bulk ( about 2 hours)punch in down and roll out on a floured surface to about 1/3 inch thick into a large rectangle. Brush entire surface with melted butter and liberal sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. Roll up from one end and cut into 1/2 to 1" pieces and place in a greased pan. Let these rise again till about double in bulk. ( some rising will occur during baking)Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. If not browned bake a little more. While baking make icing.
Icing: Brown 1/2 cup sugar in skillet and then add 1 stick of butter and 1/4 cup milk. don't be alarmed if it clumps at this point, keep stirring. Add powdered sugar while stirring till you get it the consistency you want, should take about 1 lb. Pour this over hot rolls to completely cover. These freeze well but always serve warm to get the full pleasure. !
|This is how the icing looks.|