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Cinnamon Sweet Rolls

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By Nicci Moore, Vashti

Basic sweet roll ingredients:

  • 6-7 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • 1 egg

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In a small saucepan, heat water, milk and margarine until very warm (120-130 degrees). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in additional 3 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl. On floured surface, knead in 1-2 cups flour until dough is smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80-85 degrees) until light and double in size, 45-60 minutes. Punch dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Divide dough in half. Shape as directed in following recipe.

Cinnamon sweet roll ingredients:

Rolls:

  • ½ recipe basic sweet roll dough

Filling:

  • ¼ cup margarine or butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

Icing:

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs. margarine or butter, softened
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 tbs. milk

Generously grease 13×9 inch pan. On lightly floured surface, roll out 20×12 inch rectangle. Spread with ¼ cup margarine. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Sprinkle over dough. Starting with 20-inch side, roll up jellyroll-fashion, pinch edges firmly to seal seams. Cut into 20 one-inch slices; place cut side down in greased pan. Cover; let rise in warm place (80-85 degrees) until light and doubled in size (35-45 minutes). Heat oven to 375 degrees. Uncover dough. Bake 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan and place on wire rack. In a small bowl, blend all icing ingredients, addint enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm rolls. Serve warm.

Serving size: 1 roll, makes 20 servings.

Substitutions: Add finely chopped nuts to filling or add dried or small bits of fresh fruit to filling.

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