Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. salt
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp. yeast softened in 1/2 cup lukewarm water
4 eggs, beaten with 1 cup cold water
7-1/2 to 9 cups flour (make a med. soft dough)
1/2 cup butter, melted and divided
Cinnamon and brown sugar for filling
Nuts and raisins, optional

Mix butter, sugar, 1 cup water. Add 3 cups flour followed by yeast. Alternate rest of flour with egg mixture until soft dough. Knead about 15 minutes. Let rise until doubled. Divide dough in half. Roll out 1/4" thick rectangle. Spread with 1/4 cup butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Add nuts. raisins. Roll up like a jelly roll and cut 1" thick slices. Repeat with other half of dough. Set on large cookie sheet and let rise about 30 minutes to an hour. Bake 12 to 14 minutes (or until golden on top) at 400ºF. Frost with butter cream frosting while still warm.

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