Saturday, November 5, 2011

Freezer Cinnamon Rolls

Note:    Is there anything more fun than having friends come and visit for the holidays?  
We LOVE it.   If we have friends visiting I don't want to have to spend too much time in the kitchen.   Having these cinnamon rolls in the freezer makes breakfast easy and delicious.

Freezer Cinnamon Rolls

1/2 c. very warm water
1 T. sugar
2 T. yeast
1/2 c. melted butter
2 eggs
2 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. warm milk
5 1/2 c. flour
brown sugar
powdered sugar

Combine water, 1 T. sugar and yeast.  Set aside for 5 minutes to activate. Mix 1/2 c. sugar, melted butter, eggs, and salt.  Add yeast mixture.  Stir in warm milk. Add 5 cups flour, 1-2 cups at a time. Knead dough on a well-floured surface, adding flour as necessary, until dough isn’t sticky. Let rise until double in a clean, oiled bowl.  Punch down risen dough.  Separate into two pieces. Roll out dough in a large rectangle.  Spread with softened butter.  Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon. Roll dough. Cut your dough into about 12 (1-inch) rolls.  (Tip: the best way I have found to cut is with dental floss). 
Lay them in a pan and let them freeze.

When ready to bake.   Place in a greased pan.  Set out on the counter overnight to let rise.  Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes.  Spread icing while hot.

For icing, melt butter (about 2 T.).  Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 T. milk.  Sift powdered sugar into mixture and stir well until icing consistency.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'd better hide this recipe from the hubby.

He likes to make CR's at 9 or 10 oclock at night. Then wants to eat a whole pan.