Friday, May 29, 2009

And Honorable Mention goes to... Great Ama's Cinnamon Rolls

Now who wouldn't love a recipe from a Great Ama? I personally have tasted these and they are quite good! Since the recipient is a friend of mine, I will make special arrangements for her prize. I will watch her kiddos for an hour or so to give her some time to clean her house (you know making cinnamon rolls can really mess up your house! just kidding...sort of!) and maybe even cook something yummy for her dinner or for me?! ;) Ok, so I guess I'd have to give her a whole morning to get all of that done! We will negotiate later!

Here is her recipe:

Great Ama's Cinnamon Rolls

In our house, my husband, Daniel, bakes. He makes these every couple of months, but always for Valentine's Day. They are not difficult as far as bread goes, but all bread is a bit time consuming. Not to worry, these are well worth your time!


7-8 cups bread flour (can use all purpose)
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon fast rising yeast
1 Tablespoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 3/4 cup warm water

Combine to make a soft dough. Turn out dough on well floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic. Divide in half. Roll out half of dough into 16 x 11 rectangle. Sprinkle with 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon. Roll as for jelly roll. Seal. Cut into 1" slices. Place into a 9 x 13 pan (well greased). Repeat with other half of dough.

Cover. Let rise until doubles (30-45 min). Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min. Cool 2-3 minutes and invert onto cooling racks with waxed paper beneath to catch drips. Let cool on cooling racks about 10 min before adding frosting (this is not an exact science).

Frosting (or sugary goodness)

3/4 cup brown sugar
6 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 Tablespoons water

Melt all together in a pan over medium low heat. Pour on top of cinnamon rolls (make sure that you have the wax paper underneath the cooling racks for easy clean-up).

Yummo! These are impossible to not consume in mass quantities. Can always freeze some if you MUST exercise self control. If cinnamon rolls are a day old or more, can zap for 30 sec in the microwave to gooey them up again!

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