Monday, June 20, 2011

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.