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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

cinnamon rolls

i got this sweet post from robyn and her grandaughter:


I read the Outlander and thought it was good, not as good as a Discovery of Witches,( which I thought was 5 stars), but good.  3.5 Stars.

I am trying to get more involved and contribute, thanks for doing this, it is fun!!
Anni and I made Cinnamon Rolls and it was fun!!
Below is my recipe and photos.  We are enjoying your book club and really enjoy your blog, keep it up!!

Famous Roll Dough

(don't let the steps through you off-these are very, very good rolls)

Both Gary Crowton and Chris Brown had the dinner rolls & thought these were Grandma Jennings famous rolls!

That makes them extraordinary, and no kneading involved.

7 1/2 c. flour

3/4 c. sugar
3 t. salt
Mix the above in a very large tupperware or rubbermaid container.

In a 2 cup container, warm the water to 110* (not too hot, not too cold)
1/2 c. warm water
5 t. yeast
1 t. sugar
Dissolve the yeast & sugar in the warm water and let it bubble until high & foamy
I usually set this on the stove to proof while I do the butter/water

while yeast is "proofing" melt in a saucepan on low heat

1 cup of butter (2 cubes)
1 cup of water.
when the butter melts then take off heat and add 1 cup of very cold water.
Cool to Lukewarm.

In a small bowl
whisk 4 eggs
Now pour the butter, water mixture that has cooled to lukewarm into the flour mixture, pour the eggs in and the yeast mixture.
Stir until it is all incorporated.  Put a lid on the container and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
This is a very sticky dough that you will not knead.
When you go to make rolls or cinnamon rolls you take half of the dough and put it onto a floured counter top, flour the roll dough.  Roll out into a rectangle for cinnamon rolls.
Melt 5 T. butter and pour onto the dough, spread it to all the edges.
Take 1 C. brown sugar add 1 t. cinnamon and mix it well, spread it over the butter.  Take 1/2 to 1 c. of pecans pieces or walnuts pieces and spread them over the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Roll up the dough, into a long roll.
Cut into 1 Inch pieces.
Put onto a greased baking sheet, spread them 3 across, they will rise and spread out a lot!!
Let rise in a warm place until almost double 30- 60 mins depends on room temp.  You can speed rise in a warm over 170* preheated then turn off oven and place rolls in for 15-20 mins.
Melt 2 T. butter and brush over the top of the rolls.
Bake at 350* for 15 mins.
You can also make dinner rolls with the other half of the dough.  Flour the counter, flour the dough and roll into a large circle and cut into long triangles, roll up and make crescent rolls.
Or you can make any shape you want, the dough is very soft, be sure to sprinkle flour on counter and on top of dough to help make it easier.  I usually take 1/2 the dough and sprinkle
flour on it and then cut it into 8 pieces.  I roll into a snake shape and then turn into a circle and tuck the end into the middle.  Then do it again with the other 1/4 of dough.  Then I make
cinnamon rolls with the other half.  The whole batch make about 32 rolls.

thanks robyn:)
more later...


Dallys said...

Robyn - These look delicious! I can't believe you gave Outlander that high of score. I still haven't recovered from it. lol! Anni is a doll!

Robyn said...

Dallys- I am on the 3rd or 4th book of the Outlander Series. It is nice to find them at Half Price Books!! You kinda get hooked and want to know what happens to them!! Anni & Marlie loved the Cinnamon Rolls!! We had an exhausting afternoon making them!!

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