Friday, April 25, 2008

FAST homemade rolls/cinnamon rolls

I got this recipe from my friend Lucy H. they were the first yeast recipe I really felt comfortable with, I have made a few changes so here they are smartmama style~ every sunday I get hungry for these and lately i've been making them alot-- they make my kids cheer out loud!how can a mother resist!
3 1/2 c warm water ( i do it more to the hot side)
1 c canola oil
6 Tbsp. yeast (yah its alot)
3/4 c sugar
Combine above ingredients and let rest for 15 min.
Then add:
1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
3 eggs
9-10 c. of flour

Mix well. knead dough until smooth.

for crescent rolls: (makes 64)
divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll dough into 16" circle. brush with melted butter. cut into 16 triangles. roll up and place on pan. Cover and let rise 30-60 min (until dbl in size). Bake 8-9 min at 400. after removing from the oven. brush tops with butter

for cinnamon rolls: (makes 64)
divide dough intp 2 balls. Roll dough into large rectangles about 15x18".Brush dough with melted butter. dump sugar mix on and smooth with your hand so the whole surface is covered with a sort of generous layer- basically so you feel no butter showing through. Roll rectangle into a log. slice into 1 " sections. Place on pan let rise 30-60 min until dbl in size. Bake at 400 for about 9-10 min until lightly golden. remove from oven. Glaze while hot.

Cinnamon/Sugar Mix (i just mix it up and keep it in a ziploc then use it for this monkey bread banana bread crumb topping etc)
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 t. cinnamon

Simple Glaze (these are approx.- i never measure I just eyeball it to the right consistency based on what % I am doing as rolls vs. cinnamon rolls
3 Tbsp. butter -melted
1 t. vanilla
3 c. pdwr sugar.
2 t. milk or hot water.

Mix together until smooth.

**I usually speed my rise by turning my oven on to 300 for 2 min then turning it off. Then placing the towel covered pans in the gently warmed oven for 30 or until ident doesn't bounce back.

** You can freeze and bake later. Just place on greased pan immediately after forming (do not let them rise). Wrap well and place in the freezer. Then let thaw on counter or in slightly warmed oven (turn on to 350 for 1-2 min then turn off) for about 2 hrs.


Lei said...

You are taking the blogworld by storm! I love this!

swimmingmom said...

Hey, thanks for the recipe! I just made cinn. rolls for the first time ever! Next time I'll try your recipe!

LL said...

EXCUSE ME...are these the rolls you made on Friday??? SO SO YUMMY!
and looking at the recipe, I think I MIGHT be able to handle it ;)

smart mama said...

yes indeed - so easy and rolls nad cinnamon rolls from a batch- plus so fast!

Jane said...

I am trying again to make your rolls. Last time when they didn't rise I got scared and haven't tried since. Wish me luck!