Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cinnamon Rolls for a BIG crowd!

Cinnamon Rolls for a BIG crowd

May be halved, and rolls may be frozen!
Sweet Dough
3 Tblsp. Yeast + 1 Cup warm water
3 ½ Cups milk
10 eggs
1 Cup butter
1 Cup Sugar
4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp cinnamon
up to 20 Cups Flour, adding a cup at a time after 15 cups.

While the yeast softens in the water; (put the whole eggs in a bowl of hot water ---this is to warm them up before breaking them and adding them to the mixture) and heat the milk to very warm and add all the other ingredients with 5 cups of the flour to mix in your large mixing bowl, along with the yeast/water and mix well and knead for 10+ minutes. Oil bowl, place dough in and turn to cover, cover with a damp towel and put in a very warm place to double. Punch down, divide into 4ths and let rest ten minutes... then begin rolling out one piece of the four into a rectangle. Spread with ¼ of the filling mixture, roll up the long side and slice** into one inch pieces. Place cut side down on prepared baking sheets (sprayed or foiled and sprayed) and set aside in the warm place to double. Then bake for about 20 minutes at 375. When slightly cooled, frost. Wrap well or serve.This may seem like way too many, but if you make this recipe up, you can freeze some for different breakfasts.
Filling: Blend:
2 Cups Butter
1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar
1 ½ Cups Sugar
4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
1 Cup Flour
¼ C milk
4 cups raisins or nuts (optional)
Frosting: Whip:
4-6 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Butter
½ tsp Salt
¼- ½ Cup Cream or milk
Frost a few minutes after you remove the rolls from the oven.

What I do with this recipe is make the entire batch. When I have gotten the cinnamon rolls rolled and cut, then I place a few in a pan to rise to eat for dessert that night and then I flash freeze the rest. That way I can take a few out the night before I want them, put them in a pan, cover with plastic wrap and let them defrost and rise and they are ready to bake in the morning. I even make up the entire recipe of frosting and place it in small containers, freeze and take it out and place in the refrigerator to thaw when I need it.These are the yummiest cinnamon rolls that I have found. I found the recipe somewhere on the Internet.
Enjoy!
Love, Heather


**Tip If you have trouble slicing the dough with out mangling it, try taking a peace of sewing thread, put it under the dough, bring up the two halves of the thread, and criss-cross them and slowly pull tight until the dough is cut.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a good cinnamon roll recipe. This one sounds delicious!
Artist Twin

Robin said...

I've tased Heather's cinnamon rolls before and I'm glad to have the receipe. Yummy!!!

Heather said...

Thanks Robin!! You are so sweet!!

Love,Heather

Anonymous said...

How big of a crowd does this serve?