Monday, January 18, 2010

50 cookbooks ~ Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

The Book: Iowa Homecoming 86

From: I believe Brian's Aunt Diane gave it to us for a wedding Shower.
This is another cookbook that has not been used very much. There is a sugar cookie recipe that everyone loves in our home that I have been making since we were first married.
I am on a quest for a really good cinnamon roll recipe. I love cinnamon rolls! I would like to find a recipe where the dough is really light and flakey, and they rise pretty high. I also would like a nice brown sugar/cinnamon filling. It's not that much to ask for is it? I have made the Farm Chicks cinnamon rolls, they were o.k. I didn't care for the frosting.
Unfortunately this recipe was just alright for me as well. I mean they were good, but not GREAT. Here is the recipe if you would like to try it.
Overnight Refrigerator Cinnamon Rolls
2 pkgs. yeast
2 1/3 c. milk
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. oil or shortening
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 egg
5-6 c. flour
Put 3 cups of the flour, along with yeast, sugar and baking powder, in a large mixer bowl. Stir to mix. Heat milk to 120-125. Pour milk over flour mixture and beat with mixer for 5 or more minutes. Add the shortening salt and egg; beat really well again. Add remaining flour, gradually enought to make a soft dough.
Roll out dough, right away, to about 1/2 inch thickness. Spread with oleo, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roll up as for jelly roll. Slice 1/2-inch thick. Put slices in pan; cover with foil and seal well. Put in refrigerator 12-24 hours. Bake in morning in 400 oven. Frost, if desired.
Icing (I just threw this together)
Powdered sugar
almond extract
Have a great week friends!


shana said...

since i am NOT a cook or a baker by any stretch of the imagination, i just get my cinnamon rolls at keys. they are AMAZING! but if you can make your own that are good that is wonderful. i'll stick to making things out of paper and leave the kitchen stuff to you (well, and my husband!)
take care!

Angel said...

I can't wait to tackle cinnamon rolls too. But I'm kind of afraid that I would hoard them and eat them all by myself.

Have you tried Pioneer Woman's recipe? I'm gonna start with that one and I've got a few others bookmarked.

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