October 12, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

Twice a year, we listen to our church leaders at General Conference. Even if you aren't a member of the LDS church - you should read their messages, they are very inspiring. Growing up my mom always made cinnamon rolls. Now she has taught my sister and my brother - both who all make delicious rolls. My mom taught us well.
First, make this dough.
Once it has risen the first time, follow these tips:

1. Roll half the dough into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick
2. Brush the dough with melted butter, leaving about 1 inch on one of the long side.
3. Sprinkle with cinnamon, I like a lot of cinnamon flavor, so I get my pretty dark. But do it to your taste.
4. Next spread a small layer of brown sugar. Sometimes I get carried away, and do too much. But that makes the rolls come apart. So hold back if possible. Now this is where you can add some raisens or nuts - my family likes them simple.
5. Now, roll it up, Jelly Style!
6. Pinch the seam together
7. Cut into 12 pieces. (Easiest to do half, half, then thirds)
8.  If you like them to be soft all around, place close together in 9 x 13 dish, if you like them browned all around, place about 12 on a cookie sheet. Cover with dampened dish towel (if you live in a dry area), and set in warm area and let rise until doubled.
9. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown
10. Top with your favorite icing as soon as they are hot. (Do not use cream cheese frosting - too powerful, this is about the roll, not the frosting.)

Quickly take a picture, even if it is slightly blurry because these are too good to worry about a retake!


Hannah said...

oh yum. i definitely went overboard on the brown sugar this year....

Sarah said...

hannah - its hard not too! I love the caramely, ooey, gooey, center!

Barbara Bakes said...

It's been too long since I've made cinnamon rolls! Your look delicious!

Bliss said...

I always go overboard on the brown sugar! But Sarah, how dare you reveal family secrets!

P.s. easy icing: Stick of butter softened, half bag of powdered sugar, vanilla (just put some in, don't bother with spoons) start the mixer and add in milk until it looks right.

michelle said...

I love Conference traditions! Ours is to make homemade donuts while the guys are at the Priesthood session.

Just had to tell you how absolutely darling your logo is!

Sarah said...

michelle - thanks! My sister did my logo. Sherbetblossomdesigns.blogspot.com

[eeny] said...

Sarah, thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I love cinnamon rolls. Tried them once but the recipe I had back then was not very good. Complicated and they just didn't turn out right. But your recipe is so easy and sooooo good. I love it. Thank you.