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My family LOVES cinnamon rolls and I don’t make them often…but on special occasions such as holidays or birthdays I make a batch of them. I thought I’d share my recipe. They are fairly easy to make and make such a yummy breakfast along with some scrambled eggs and fruit. Enjoy!
SHERI’S HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS
Put the following ingredients into the Bosch mixer (or other heavy duty mixer) in the following order:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
5 cups flour (I use freshly ground hard white wheat, but you can use a mixture of wheat and white if you wish)
2 1/2 cups warm water
5 teaspoons yeast
Start the mixer and immediately add in another 1 cup of flour.
Keep adding flour until dough doesn’t stick to sides of bowl. Knead on Speed 2 for about 7-8 minutes.
Take dough out of bowl and roll out into large rectangle (I roll mine to about 20″x15″) on a greased countertop. Melt 1/4 cup butter and spread evenly on dough. Sprinkle generously with a mixture of cinnamon and organic sugar or Sucanat. Add raisins or nuts if desired (I do half with raisins and half without).
Roll up dough on long side. When all the dough is rolled up, pinch the end of the long side into the dough to seal.
Using a piece of dental floss, cut dough into 24 cinnamon rolls. To cut, simply place floss under dough and bring up and round dough and pull to make the floss slice through dough without squishing it. It works great!
Place cut cinnamon rolls into 2 greased 9×13-inch baking dishes. Cover with a clean dish towel and place in warm oven to rise until double, about 30-40 minutes.
When done rising, remove towel, turn oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes or until rolls are slightly browned.
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Measure 2 cups of powdered sugar and place in a medium-sized bowl. Add vanilla. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until the frosting reaches desired consistency. You want it to be a bit runny so you can drizzle it over the warm rolls when they are done baking.
When rolls are done baking, allow to cool for a little bit, then drizzle with frosting.