Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rich Dinner Rolls (Nancy Keyser's Cinnamon Rolls)

Rich Dinner Rolls
1 Cup milk, scalded 1/3 Cup shortening (part or all butter)  1/2 Cup sugar  1 1/2 tsp salt  2 cakes (2 Tbsp) of compressed yeast 1/4 Cup water, lukewarm ~5 Cups all-purpose flour, sifted 2 beaten eggs
  1. Combine scalded milk, shortening, sugar and salt.  Cool to lukewarm.   
  2. Soften yeast in lukewarm water.  Stir and combine with cooled milk mixture
  3. Add about half the flour and the beaten eggs and beat well.  
  4. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough, mix thoroughly.  
  5. Knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and satiny.  
  6. Place dough in a warm greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 2 hours or until double in bulk.  
  7. If making dinner rolls, make rolls and let rise until double in bulk.
Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cinnamon Rolls
Rich Dinner Rolls dough 1/2 cube melted butter 1/2 cup brown sugar cream or milk
  1. After you have mixed all the above ingredients, roll out the dough using a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thickness.  I like to make it rectangular (longer than wide).
  2. Spread a generous amount of softened butter on the dough to the edges.   Sprinkle with a layer of brown sugar ( I don't measure, just make sure it is to the edge of the dough)
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Can add raisins and/or crushed walnuts if you want.
  4. Roll dough the long way.  Cut in to 1 inch sections.  Will make 12-16 rolls.  Easiest way to cut 1 inch cinnamon rolls is with thread or unflavored dental floss.  
  5. NOTE: The following mixture is being prepared in the bottom of the pan where you place the cinnamon rolls.
    In a large baking pan, put melted 1/2 cube butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and some cream or milk to make creamy.
  6. Stir the mixture.  It should make a thick caramel.
  7. Place them and let rise to double their size.  
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  9. Turn out upside down to platter.  Enjoy!! YUMMY!!

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