Delicious Iced Cinnamon Rolls
This recipe is easily altered to your taste! If you prefer jelly to the cinnamon filling just omit the cinnamon mixture and add your favorite jelly before rolling into a jelly-roll style!
Preparation time: 2 1/2 hrs (1- 1/2 hrs rise time)
Bake time: 40 minutes
Ingredients (Icing ingredients listed after roll recipe):
2 packages yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1 cup milk (scalded)
4 Tbls sugar 4 Tbls butter (not margarine) 1 tsp salt
4 cups flour 1 egg
1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup melted butter 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins (optional) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preparation of filling:
Prepare the filling first, or while the dough is rising, so it is ready when it comes time to fill the dough.
In a bowl mix the sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, raisins (optional) and walnuts (optional) and set aside.
Preparation of dough:
Soften yeast in 1//2 cup warm water. Scald milk. Add sugar, butter and salt to scalded milk and let cool to lukewarm.
Pour milk mixture into large bowl, not plastic. Add 1 cup of the flour. Beat well with wire whisk, or wooden spoon. Beat in egg and yeast. Gradually add remaining flour to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.
Cover with cloth and let rise until double in size (about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs).
In large baking dish, or two small dishes, spray with Pam.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured board or flat surface. Cover with tea towel and let rise 10 minutes.
Roll out to 16″ x 8″ x 1/4″ thick with a floured rolling pin. Spread cinnamon filling on top of rolled out dough. If you prefer spread your favorite jelly on the rolled out dough! Roll-up like a jelly roll.
With a sharp knife cut dough into 1″ thick slices. Lay cut dough on it’s side in a baking dish sprayed with Pam. Cover and let rise until doubled in size (approx. 40 minutes).
Bake in oven preheated to 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes.
While still warm frost with icing (recipe follows).
2 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Dash salt
Milk or cream for desired consistency
While rolls are in the oven take a small bowl and add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a dash of salt.
Take your milk/cream, use sparingly, and add a little bit at a time until the icing becomes the consistency you prefer. If it becomes to thin, just add more powdered sugar until it thickens up.
Set aside until dough is done baking, then frost onto the warm bread rolls.