I’d like to share my cinnamon rolls recipe with you and encourage you to try it. I know it seems like a huge undertaking when you can just pop open a can but trust me, if I can do it anyone can do it. Plus, you can put a little Valentine’s day twist on these cinnamon rolls by arranging the dough into the shape of a heart. It’s very simple to do and pretty darn cute.
What do you say? Give it a go!
You will need:
1 quart Whole Milk
1 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Sugar
2 packages (0.25 oz. each) Active Dry Yeast
9 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Salt
Plenty Of Melted Butter
2 cups Sugar
1/4 cup Cinnamon
1. Heat the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Set aside and cool to warm.
2. Sprinkle the yeast on top.
3. Let the yeast sit on the milk for 1 minute.
4. Add 8 cups of the flour. Stir until just combined, then cover with a clean kitchen towel, and set aside.
5. Remove the towel after one hour.
6. Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 cup of flour and stir.
7. Remove half of the dough from the bowl.
8. Generously flour your baking surface & roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 x 10 inches.
9. Pour 1 cup of melted butter over the surface of the dough. Spread it by using your fingers. Sprinkle half of the ground cinnamon and 1 cup of the sugar over the butter. Roll the dough towards you into a log and pinch the seam together.
10. Slice the roll into 1/2-inch slices (20 to 24 rolls) and assemble them like so. . .
11. Repeat steps 8 through 10 with the remaining dough. Cover all pans with a kitchen towel and set aside for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, pour 2 teaspoons of melted butter into each pan to coat.
12. Remove the towel and bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.
For the finale, just drizzle on your favorite icing! This is the best part. In my house, my husband likes a maple icing & I like an orange orange icing.
Don’t these look scrumptious?
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I’ve got one more thing that I just have to share on this post. The first time that I made these cinnamon rolls which was pretty recent, I got to the part where you roll out the dough and I suddenly realized that I don’t own a rolling pin. I thought I did. Do I? I thought I registered for one. Hmm…no clue. On top of that, it’s not like I can just run to Wal-Mart and get one. You remember that we live in the middle of nowhere, right? The nearest Wal-Mart is over an hour away. I had to improvise. Guess what I used?