I love food.
Cant get away from it.
And baking well it helps with my stress. I just get in my kitchen and bake something and all the stress melts away (hopefully).
My husband calls it *food made with love. Its when I take my time and really take it all in. And I actually can tell when I take my time and in not in a hurry to get it over with. Or maybe its all in my mind.
I love Paula Deen.
Her food is like heaven especially all her deserts OOH my Goodness Heavenly, probably because there is a couple sticks of butter in each of her creations.
So I love cinnamon rolls and always scouring the internet trying to find recipes that are easy to bake and taste amazing. And this Is my tried and true recipe.
Made it lots of times and everyone loves it.
So here is the recipe from Paula Deen. **** on a side note follow the recipe to a tee. They take a long time to make but well worth it. I do omit the nuts.
- 1/4 -ounce package yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup scalded milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter or shortening
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
- 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 6 tablespoons hot water
Heat 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. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
When doubled in size, 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 walnuts, pecans, or 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.
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.
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen