Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

Our Relief Society President in Portland served these cinnamon rolls at a Super Saturday (and again to all the men in the ward on Father's Day) and I've decided that all of the narrow roads and rain and tiny lots measured in square feet and stuckup people were completely worth two years in Oregon if for no other reason than this recipe alone. (To be fair, there were so many wonderful things about Oregon, but they aren't helping me make my point here.) They are simply the best cinnamon rolls I've ever eaten! So, Jane, I'm so sorry this doesn't fit into your request for simple healthy meals, but on a sad or rainy day, these will keep you going! Enjoy.

Dough Ingredients:
2 1/3 cups warm water
1 1/3 T instant yeast
1/3 cup powdered milk
2 eggs
2 t salt
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup oil
8 cups flour

1 cup margarine, very softened/almost melted
1 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 t cinnamon

1 cup margarine, very softened/almost melted
5 1/3 cups powdered sugar
2 2/3 t vanilla
7-11 T hot water
dash salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water 5 minutes (it helps to mix a tablespoon sugar in with the yeast to help it bubble). Add remaining dough ingredients in order given until dough is soft. Let dough raise in large oiled/greased bowl until double (50 minutes). Divide dough into two parts. Roll out each part into rectangle (roll quite thin). Mix filling ingredients and spread half on each dough rectangle. Roll each rectangle, sealing edges tight, and cut (using string or dental floss) into 12 rolls (for a total of 24 rolls). Place rolls in two greased 9 x 13 pans. Cover with greased saran wrap and let raise until double (35-40 minutes). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly. Mix frosting ingredients (adding more or less water depending on the consistency you like) and spread on cinnamon rolls. If you're like me, you'll frost them a second time five minutes later. And if you're like me, you'll dip your cinnamon roll in the leftover frosting. I must warn you, your life will never be the same after these cinnamon rolls!


Janey said...

Mmmmmm Mmmm forget wedding diet, I'll make some of these!!! It might be said in years to come that the best part about being engaged was eating these cinnamon rolls.... :)

Amy D. said...

Ummm, yummmmmm! Hey, Jane, I was already going to do the mmmmm thing. These are going to be so amazing, I can tell because Carol makes the most amazing desserts and if she loves them, I can hardly wait to treat my family (but not the whole ward on Father's Day--sorry!).

Jan said...

so yummy. My life has been changed forever.