Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

On Friday, Allan & I are going to visit Josh and Sarah in Colorado, probably for the last time. Josh has accepted a position in Baltimore so they will be moving early next year.

Allan likes to take sweet rolls to eat for breakfast (and to snack on) when we go on road trips. So I guess I'll be making some tomorrow.

If you roll the sweet rolls from both sides toward the middle (instead of just from one side) and then pinch the middle a little, you can make heart shaped sweet rolls. Then frost them with pink frosting. I think they are really cute that way.

Cinnamon Rolls

2 cups hot water (120º)
1 T. Sugar
2 T. yeast

½ cup sugar
½ cup oil
2 eggs
2 t. salt
6-7 cups flour

Softened margarine
Sugar or brown sugar

Mix water 1 T sugar and yeast. Let sit till softened. Mix sugar, oil eggs and salt. Add 1 cup flour. Mix in yeast mixture. Add 5 cups of flour. Knead for a few minutes. Gradually add last cup of flour till you have a soft dough. Let rise. Punch down.

Roll into a rectangle. Spread with softened margarine. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Spread raisins if desired. Roll jelly roll style. Cut into one inch slices and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Let rise until double. Bake at 400º for about 10 -12 minutes until golden brown.

Frost with cream cheese frosting.

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