Mmmmm! Do you smell that? That’s the sweet smell of cinnamon and tea. This recipe has been passed to me by my lovely brother who will stop everything he is doing just to have a bite of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. The best part is that I have never had to bake these myself. Eissa is a pro at it so I let him bake these heavenly treats while I sip my tea.
Sweet bliss. Want to bake these? Here’s what you’ll need:
Original Rosalie Jackson’s Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe (Makes 12):
Ingredients for dough:
4-6 cups of flour
½ cup of sugar
1 ½ teaspoon of salt
2 packets of regular yeast
1 stick of butter
1 ¼ cup of milk
Take two cups of bread flour and add to it half a cup of sugar, a teaspoon and a half of salt and two packets of regular yeast.
Put a stick of butter or margarine in a cup with a cup and a quarter of milk and heat it up in the microwave. Beat slowly. Add another cup of flour and two eggs at room temperature. Mix all together and then beat at the highest speed for a minute.
Add flour, little by little to get dough-like consistency (usually takes about three cups). The dough should be soft and sticky.
Spread some flour on a flat surface to knead the dough and knead for six to eight minutes for the right consistency. The dough should be smooth and elastic. To check consistency: Mound it up into a ball. Stick a finger into the ball and if it doesn’t close up quickly, it is fine. Cover with Saran Wrap (plastic sheet) and a towel for twenty minutes.
After twenty minutes, push the dough down and roll it out with a rolling pin to a size of 17’x20’.
For the filling, pour on some melted butter, a third of a cup of sugar and cinnamon. Start rolling at the long end. Spray the dish with some oil and flour to ensure that the buns don’t stick. Cut out the buns at an inch’s interval using a dough cutter or a knife.
A dozen should fit into the dish. Bake at 375 F or 180 C for 25 minutes. They are done when you can hear a hollow sound on lightly hitting them with a finger.
For the frosting, take 3 cups of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla and warm water and combine to form a thick frosting. Pour on top of the rolls and you’re done!
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