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Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch

By Wifessionals @wifessionals
Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch
Hello I'm Emily! I am so excited to be here to share with you a little snippet of my life.
Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch
Recently my Husband, my little girl, and I had to leave super early to catch a plane to go visit family. When I say super early, I mean extremely early, like 4am early.
To make this trip possible a friend of ours agreed to drive us to the airport. He is one amazing guy to give up his Saturday morning to help us out. To thank him and to give him something to keep him awake for the drive, I decided to make him some goodies. My hubby and I decided that cinnamon rolls where the most delicious way to go. The only problem was that I didn't have a recipe. All the recipes that I had called for pre made dough, but I want to make it from scratch.
So what is a girl to do?... Why Google it of course. ( I usually go to Pinterest but I was in a Google mood that day) Right away I found the recipe that I just had to try.
Now just a little background on me... I love to watch the Food Network. My favorites would have to be Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, and Giada. The food for the most part looks so good. It makes me want to cook even more.
That being said, I had found a recipe from Paula Deen.
Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch    {via} I already knew that this recipe was going to be good just from what the ingredients called for. True to her cooking style, this recipe is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared for a lot of sugar and a lot of butter. But it sure turned out super good and it was worth every bite.
Now without further ado, here is the recipe-

Cinnamon Rolls

Paula Deen
Here is what you need:
Dough:2 1/4 teaspoons package yeast1/2 cup warm water1/2 cup scalded milk1/4 cup sugar1/3 cup butter or shortening1 teaspoon salt1 egg3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
Filling:1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan2 tablespoons ground cinnamon3/4 cup raisin (optional)
Glaze:4 tablespoons butter2 cups powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 to 6 tablespoons hot water
Here is what you do:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth.Add yeast mixture.Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Or in a mixer with a dough hook for about 10 minutesPlace in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.Once risen punch down dough.Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.Spread melted butter all over dough.Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough.Sprinkle with raisins if desired.Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal.Cut into 12 to 15 slices.Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar.Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes.Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned. (I would check the cinnamon rolls early. You don't want them to over cook and with smaller ovens the cook time is a little shorter.)Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.Spread over slightly cooled rolls.
Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch   Don't these look amazing! They tasted even better than they look. Our friend thought so too. I think he was quiet happy to drive us to the airport if that meant he got a plateful of these awesome cinnamon rolls. Don't take my word for it though go and give them a try. I promise you wont regret it :)

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