i am finally joining debbie in her super fun series, Tuesday at the Table. i have loved following debbie. she is so sweet and wicked talented and gets sooo much stuff done. and she posts some really great recipes. i tried the cornbread muffins she posted last week and they were delicious and i feel so good about eating them since i know that they are not filled with tons of preservatives like the box mixes are! blech!
so, without further ado.... my recipe for the table...
well make these and it will help with that problem... also, these are so so easy. virtually fool proof and super fast. you don't have to let them rise, they rise as they are baking so you could have hot cinnamon rolls in seriously 1 HOUR! the only requirement is that you use a mixer of some sort. i have a Bosch and i love it to pieces but a Kitchenaid or any other stand mixer would work just fine.
Delicious No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
2 TBS yeast
In a small bowl add the yeast and sugar to the water. You want the water to be hot but not too hot that it kills the yeast... you know, just out of the tap is fine. Let the yeast rise as you mix the following ingredients
1 cup scalded milk
(heat in microwave for 2ish minutes)
6 TBS shortening
Add the shortening to the milk and set it aside to allow it to melt.
6 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
Put flour, salt, sugar into mixer (Kitchenaide, Bosch). Add eggs, yeast mixture, and milk/shortening to the flour mixture. Mix in mixer on medium for about 5 minutes.
Roll out so that it looks like a long rectangle and it is about a 1/3" thick and top with mushy butter, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. you can also add nuts or raisins if that is your thing. Roll it up long edge to long edge and cut them into 1 1/2 to 2 inch sections. spray your pan with cooking spray and place them into the pan. i usually put 8 in a 9x13 glass pan, 4 in an 8x8... you don't want to overcrowd them. remember, they rise as they bake.
Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown and the middles don't feel doughy. i usually have to bake for 25 to 30 minutes because i cut mine so thick! slather them with some cream cheese frosting and eat up!