I said I would share with you.
I have tested, tasted and tried recipe after recipe.
The things I go through for you!
Adjusting this and changing that.
This is my best recipe to date.
(I did not say healthiest.)
1 c. Boiling Water
1 c. Butter (yep, I use the real stuff)
2/3 c. Sugar
2 tsp. Salt
2 1/2 Tbsp. Yeast
1 c. Warm Water
6 c. Flour
In a large mixing bowl, pour boiling water over butter, sugar and salt. Cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, mix yeast in warm water. Add eggs and beat. Add yeast/egg mixture to butter mixture. Add flour and stir. Refrigerate overnight. (It’s sticky dough…that’s okay!)
3/4 c. Brown Sugar (packed)
1/4 c. Flour
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon (I put a heaping tablespoon)
1/3 c. Butter
(Additional 1/4 c. Butter melted for later)
Stir together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.
Assembly of Rolls:
Divide dough in half. On a well floured surface, roll into a large rectangle that is 1/4 inch thick (approximately 12inches x 8 inches). Brush dough with melted butter, then spread 1/2 of the cinnamon filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle with optional items such as raisins and/or nuts if desired. Roll into a jelly roll. (It’s easiest to start at the back of the rectangle and roll forward.) Seal seams by pinching dough together. Slice jelly roll into 1 inch pieces. Place into a greased baking dish or onto a baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. (Repeat process for second half of dough.)
Place in a warm location until doubled in size. Bake at 425° for about 15 minutes or until brown. Glaze while warm.
1 1/4 c. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Light Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Enough milk or cream, half & half (whatever you have on hand) to reach drizzling consistency. (1 to 2 Tbsp)
Mix all ingredients together. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.