Step 1: Get to Know Your Ingredients
- 4.5-5 cups all purpose flour
- 1 pkg. active dry yeast
- 1 cup milk
-1/3 cup margarine or butter
-1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
-3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
-1Tbsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 cup margarine or butter
-1 Tbsp. half-and-half or light cream
(Picture of ingredients in jar)
Step 2: Begin Baking
2- In small saucepan heat the milk, the 1/3 cup margarine or butter, the 1/3cup sugar, and salt just till warm (120 to 130) and margarine is almost melted,
3- stirring constantly. Add to flour mixture. Add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
4-Using a wooden spoon stir in as much of the remaining 21/4 to 23/4 cups flour as you can.
Step 3: Working With the Dough
2-Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3-5 minutes total).
3-Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning once.
Step 4: Filling the Dough
2-Cut in remaining margarine or butter till crumbly; set aside.
3-Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
4-Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll the dough into a 12-inch square.
Step 5: Preparing for Baking
2-Slice roll into eight 1½-inch pieces. Arrange dough pieces, cut side up, in a greased 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan or 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
3-Cover dough loosely with clear plastic wrap, leaving room for rolls to rise.
4-Refrigerate dough for 2 to 24 hours. Uncover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. (or, for immediate baking, don’t chill dough. Instead cover loosely; let dough rise in a warm place till nearly double, about 45 minutes)
Step 6: Time to Bake!
-Bake in a 375 ° oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till light brown. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover rolls loosely with foil the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking.
-Remove rolls from oven. Brush again with half-and-half or light cream.
-Cool for 1 minute. Carefully invert cinnamon rolls onto a wire rack. Cool slightly. Invert again onto a serving platter.
Step 7: The Frosting
Now the the cinnamon rolls are done, its time to enjoy. Once you make these once it will show you how easy they really are. Pass this instructable on to other neighbors and perhaps when they make a batch they will share with you!