This recipe comes from my mom. I have vivid memories of watching her make these early in the morning. I loved to sit and watch her. So many people have asked for this recipe. I hope you all love it as much as I do. Enjoy!
3 TBS Yeast
1 3/4 C. Warm Water
1/2 C. Melted Butter
1/3 C. Sugar
2 Beaten Eggs
1/2 TBS Salt
5 1/4 C. Flour
Melted Butter, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon for the inside!
In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let bloom. Then pour the yeast water into your mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and sugar and mix slightly. Then add your eggs and salt, followed by your flour. Knead in your mixer until the dough looks smooth and shiny. (This step is very important. If you do not mix it long enough your dough will not turn out.) Cover the dough with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes. Pour the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 2 equal balls. Roll out each ball of dough to measure approximately 12 inches x 18 inches x 1/2 inch thick. Melt 1/2 cube of butter and pour directly onto dough. (Pour enough butter to just cover the whole thing). With your hand spread the melted butter all over the dough. Then sprinkle generously with brown sugar. (This will take several hand fulls. Make sure it covers the entire dough) After this sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll the dough tightly and cut into 2 inch circles. Place cinnamon rolls onto a lightly sprayed pan. Cover and let rise until double or about 1 hour. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until a nice golden brown.
While the cinnamon rolls are cooking make your glaze. In a sauce pan melt 1 cube of butter. Once it is melted remove it from the stove top. Add 1 lb of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, a dash of salt and 1-3 TBS of canned milk. Pour the glaze over the cinnamon rolls as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy!
***This dough is a great dough recipe. You can be creative with it. I have made apple walnut cinnamon rolls and orange rolls from this dough. Have fun with it!***