Cinnamon Buns


This is the best cinnamon rolls recipe. It is a killer.


Combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of shortening and 2 teaspoons of salt in a bowl. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over it and stir until shortening melts. Set aside to cool.


When it is cool, stir in 2 eggs. I made these on our only cool day and the shortening hardened again.


In the bowl of your mixer, add 1 cup of water and 2 packets of rapid rise yeast. Add the shortening mixture and start to add 6 cups of flour, one cup at a time.


Mix until you incorporate all of the flour.


You should have a nice smooth dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.


Once it has doubled, divide it in thirds.


Roll out one ball into a 14 X 10 rectangle.



Spread it with melted butter.


Sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar which has been combined in a bowl.


Sprinkle it with chopped nuts or leave them out if you wish.


Slice them into about 1 1/4 inch slices. Let them rise until doubled.


Bake them at 375 degrees for about 20-25 degrees until golden brown on the tops.


These smell wonderful. Here they are with nuts.


And without nuts.


Mix some confectioners sugar with milk until you have a smooth consistency.


Drizzle it over the warm rolls. These freeze very well too. I always take a pan of these to parties so the host has something to eat at the end of the night and for breakfast the next morning.

Comments

Pricilla said…
Last time I made cinnamon rolls I made them with my Challah dough and they were very tasty.

These look HUGE!
I'd have a party if you brought me these sweet rools.
Suzie said…
You must have been reading my mind this morning. It has been raining and storming, and I was thinking of how good some fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls would be to savor, while watching the rain drops fall.

And now look at these gorgeous rolls! I can smell the cinnamon, I swear it! My mouth is watering! How soon can you deliver?
Robin Larkspur said…
I knew I was a goner when I saw your post title. I bet they smell fab when baking, especially on a cold snowy morning! Also baking on a spring morning. And a summer afternoon. OOOh, and think of an autumn night with a crackling bonfire. Or .......you get the picture.
....so i am cruising along on my Blog Reader list and what do i see???? cinnamon buns !!!! what??? really ???? are you kidding me? is somebody really making cinnamon buns..... who is it ????.... and then i see...it's OCTOBERFARM !!!! oh man, did you get my full attention with this one....i bet it smells good over there....

i have to make these for daddy....

kary and l'il teddy
Guillaume said…
Nice breakfast stuff.
edenhills said…
Oh, that does look divine! I think I'll wait until my AC is fixed before I try any baking though.

Teresa
A perfect way to start the day and begin a new week.

Thank you, for sharing.

Happy Week!

xoxo to Teddy Red Fluffs.
I do them much the same way but instead of melted butter spread on the inside I use room warm butter. I´ve never used confection sugar on top of them but that looks so yummy! I normally sprinkle them with granulated sugar instead. But I´ll do it Your way next time :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Trashmaster46 said…
Holy cow, those look good!
Pardon me while I wipe the drool off my chin.
John'aLee said…
Makes me want to go and make some cinnamon rolls!
Rosemary said…
These look decadent.
Mina said…
Oh, I love everything about these tasty treats!