Monday, December 2, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

I have been making these cinnamon rolls for years. It is an old Taste of Home recipe I have adapted. It is definitely a family favorite!

Ingredients: 
2 teaspoons yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 Tablespoons butter, softened
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons dry milk powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/4 cups flour

Filling:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Sauce:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup

Start by dissolving the yeast in warm water. Add the butter, sugar, milk powder, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Mix with a wooden spoon. Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Using the dough hook and a stand mixer, mix the dough for about 6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for about an hour. (The dough will still be a little sticky.)
When doubled, punch dough down, and turn on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out into a rectangle. (about 16 in. X 10 in.) 

Spread dough with the softened butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
Roll up jelly-roll style. Cut the roll in half first. Then divide each side into 6 pieces. (12 total pieces will be cut)
Meanwhile, make the filling by melting the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Cook until the sugar is dissolved (a couple of minutes). 

Grease a 9X13 inch pan. Pour the syrup filling in the pan. 

Place the 12 rolls in the pan. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes-1 hour.) 

Bake rolls at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. 
Invert rolls on a baking sheet after removing from oven. (The sauce will now be on top.)

Top with your choice of frosting or a vanilla glaze. I usually just mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, and 2-3 Tablespoons of milk and drizzle over the top.