Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Little Piece of Heaven (or Cinnamon Rolls)

The Roll!
5 Cups warm water
3 tbl. yeast
2 tbls sugar
Add the yeast and sugar to the water, do not stir!
Let proof in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
14-16 Cups flour (unbleached all purpose)
2 tbl. salt
2/3 canola oil
2/3 cup white sugar
Add yeast/water mixture to the 1/2 the four and all other ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix with a spoon adding 1 cup of flour at a time until it is too sticky.
Scrape out onto a floured counter and begin kneading.
Adding enough flour to properly knead the dough.
This dough is fairly stiff and should be kneaded for 10 minutes.
You can mix this dough in a "Bosch" if you have one. It is too large and
stiff to mix in my Kitchen Aid.
Let rise in the washed bowl, covered with a dish towel. The dough has
risen enough when it begins to mound on the top of the bowl.
At this point you may make 4 loaves of bread or 2 large batches of cinnamon rolls.
To make cinnamon rolls you will need:
2 cubes butter (at room temperature)
4 Cups dark brown sugar
nuts or raisins (optional)
Punch down and divide dough into 2 even sections. Roll out each section into a
large, loosely rectangular shape. Melt one cube of butter and spread
over the dough sprinkle with 2 Cups brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.
Add nut and or raisins if you and yours enjoy them.
I sprinkle cinnamon over the top so that there is an even sprinkle but not completely
covering the dough.
Roll firmly and cut in about 2 inch pieces. Each 1/2 of the dough will make
12 rolls, you may have a couple extra. Place cut rolls on greased 1/2 sheet
cookie sheet. Let rise covered for about 1/2 hour. Then bake in a preheated
350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Repeat with other half.

The Frosting!
1 block cream cheese
2 cubes butter
whipping cream
big bag powdered sugar
1 orange
a pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add the juice of one orange, salt and vanilla.
Slowly add powdered sugar and whipping cream a little at a time until
it is the consistency you like. Spread over pan or individual rolls. Be sure
to refrigerate leftover frosting.
ENJOY!! These rolls are really worth the work...they are so yummy!


homegirl said...


Girl with a Magical Name said...

They are awesome!

The MacQueens said...

Yum-o! I just might have to make these over Thanksgiving weekend-thanks for the recipe. Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

Sarah R. said...

I can't believe you finally published this recipe. I'm so excited to try these! Thanks.