Cinnamon Rolls

IMG_3009Siobhan asked for this recipe, and I figured someone else might need a little extra sweetness today too. The original comes from Baking Bread with Children by Warren Lee Cohen. His book is excellent for everyday recipes, festival recipes and just random-Thursdays-in-February recipes. Make these. You’ll be glad you did.

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in warm water. Let stand until frothy. Add flour and salt until dough comes together. It should still be soft and slightly sticky. Knead for 10 minutes. Grease a large bowl with vegetable oil and set dough to rise until doubled in bulk – about 2 hours. Press down and roll dough into a large rectangle (about 10″ x 20″), sprinkling dough with extra flour if it sticks. Spread melted butter onto dough and sprinkle with remaining ingredients. Roll dough into log and cut log into 1 inch rolls. Let rise for 1/2 hour. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Cool and serve while still warm.

9 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls

  1. They look yummy! Danielle and I have been talking about Nannie’s recipe, and making some buns. Think I’ll try yours!

    love, Nana

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Thank you for the recipe Sheila! Can’t wait to try it this weekend.

    I’ve been having trouble with my computer; or maybe I’m just technologically challenged? Don’t know why my responses come thru twice. Sometimes when I’m on WordPress, it slows down or freezes up. See how this one goes thru.
    Thanks again for the recipe.

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