Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls

One day, I realized that my grandkids don’t know my mom—she died when one of my daughters was a year old… She was known for her bread and rolls, so, it’s about time the kids learned to make cinnamon rolls. The camera work is iffy at best—but what else would you expect?  We started with the whole yeast is alive thing just to gross them out.  The girls measured, felt the water and did their own mixing and kneading. I almost forgot to give her recipe! 
Mom's Rolls

400° for 15-20 minutes

1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted shortening (warm)  or oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 cups flour

Put water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl. Let sit 5 minutes. Add shortening, salt, and egg. Mix completely.
Add 2 cups flour, stirring into liquid. Knead in remaining flour (add more if needed). Knead for 5 minutes. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Punch dough down, knead for a few minutes, then form into shapes. If you are making cinnamon rolls, roll out and spread goop on, cut and arrange in pans.  Put onto greased pan. Cover and let stand 1 hour.  Then bake.

 Then due to lack of pics, we called Kate over to do take some.  After the first rising, we made the gobbely-goop for the inside. 
There is no recipe—you melt butter, add sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Sometimes it’s wetter, sometimes it’s dryer.  Whatever. 

Then give your dough a big punch!

 Oops forgot and got the cast in it…oh well, it will cook out any germs, right? 

And P.S. she picked the jewels off her cast-- we had blinged it up!

Roll it out and spread the goop on it.

Roll them up!
  Cut it—I know you can use the thread method, but when else can kids use a sharp knife?

  I told them to cut them in about an inch wide—Kallie measures them with her fingers—the first two measure an inch.  She also knows how wide one finger is, also. 

 Arrange them in a pan, bake, ice – we usually have leftover icing in the freezer-- and eat.  Jocie licked her icing off her rolls and picked them to death on her way home.  No pic of that! MMmmmm!

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