Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Angela's MOST amazing Cinnamon Rolls

In our neighborhood, if Angela drops by with a pan of her tasty cinnamon rolls, you have scored!  I finally got bold enough and asked for the recipe!  HAPPY Day!  I'll never go back to my own again.  These are fabulous, and, no, there are no eggs in them.
Dissolve 3 Tbsp. of yeast into 3/4 cups of warm water, with about 3 Tbsp. of sugar.  Let it sit until it begins to bubble. 
While the yeast is "working", scald 3 cups of milk in the microwave.  Add 3/4 cup of butter and let it melt into the milk to cool it to lukewarm.  Add it to the yeast mix.  (Never add too hot of a liquid into the yeast mixture or it kills the yeast.)  
Add 1 Tbsp. of salt and 1 cup of sugar.  Then, mix in 10 & 1/2 cups of flour. 
Mix well until the bread pulls away from the side of the bowl.  (It was a slightly sticky dough.)  Let rise one hour.  Roll out onto counter, cover with melted butter (I used 1/2 cup melted for the two jelly roll size pans) and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  
Add nuts or raisins, if desired.  Roll up and then slice.  (I use dental floss to slice!  Coolest trick ever!)  Bake at 400' for about 12-14 minutes.  (12 minutes worked for me.)  Remove from oven, cool a bit and cover with frosting.
Maple Frosting (not Angela's exact recipe, but I found one that sounded like Dan described because he wasn't sure about her specific recipe.)
3 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
4 tbsp. half and half
1 tsp. maple flavoring
Blend together until creamy.  Spread on warm, not hot, cinnamon rolls.  Enjoy!