So here's the Scene:
Location: Dallas Texas...right down the street
from American Airlines Headquarters
A strip mall housed
The Cinnamon Station....
I was working 18 hour days....
making, baking delivering
I had a 6 month old in the backroom
whom I was breast feeding...
two other little kids running around...
pregnant with the fourth child
and didn't know it...
but felt like I was having a
At the end of these hard days...
I would have less money than I started out with..
Finally figured out...
that the 'then' husband...
was having an affair with the girl
at the hair salon next door...
and right next door to her...
Sam the deli man...
was supplying him with cocaine.
Needless to say...
I went broke.
My fortune and fame
was not to be made
But I will share my recipes with you!
I made the above cinnamon rolls for my son in law
while I was down in Utah last month.
I overheard a conversation between him and my daughter.
Brooke: Brian you started coming over to my house when I was 12 years old because you were so in love with me.
Brian: Sorry hon....I was coming over for your mom's cinnamon rolls!
Thus I made him a double batch...
3 large pans full of huge cinnamon rolls.
If you don't have a lot of time...
and don't want to make the dough yourself...
this is the easiest way.
Buy a loaf of Bridgeford Frozen Loaf Bread...
the package that has 3 loaves in it.
Set it out on the counter the night before.
When you wake up it will look
like it is ready to burst out of the bag.
Roll it out to about 1/2" thickness.
Slather it with a stick and a half of
softened butter (not margarine).
I sprinkle about another 1/2" of
brown sugar over the whole thing....
and put a good amount
of quality cinnamon
on top of that.
has great cinnamon.
I like nuts...
so I chop up about 1 cup of walnuts
and spread that on top.
Roll them up tightly!
Cut about 1" thick
and place in a greased pan.
Let rise for about 30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for around
When they are light to medium brown on the top
they are ready to come out.
|About this color|
Top with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 stick of real butter
1 8 oz pkg of cream cheese
about a half of a large bag of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla.
(Do a taste taste. I don't like my frosting
super sugary sweet...
because the rolls already
have a lot of sugar in them.
I think this is one of the keys
to my awesome cinnamon rolls!)
With a spatula
slather it on top of the
just baked cinnamon rolls.
Now if you want my dough recipe...
here it is:
4 cups of warm water
3 Tbsp of yeast
(Mix together and let sit for 10 minutes..
until it is frothy)
1 cup powdered milk
2/3 cup of oil
4 tsp of salt
1 cup sugar
10-12 cups of flour
Mix all together. I have a Bosch
so I put in all the ingredients
except only about 6 cups of flour.
I then add enough flour
until it cleans the sides of the bowl.
Knead it for 10 minutes.
I place about 4 Tbsp of oil
in large bowl...
place the dough in there,
then turn it over, so the oil is on all sides of the dough.
Let rise until doubled in bulk.
Roll out for cinnamon rolls.
This dough is GREAT to freeze.
Once I make up the cinnamon rolls,
I put them on a buttered baking sheet to freeze.
After they are frozen I place them in ziplock bags.
When you want to use them, place them 3" apart on
a buttered pyrex or sheet pan.
Let rise until doubled in size.
(Around 5-6 hours.)
I used to take frozen rolls out of the freezer
on Saturday night late...
and then popped them in the oven
early Sunday morning...
for a quick breakfast before church.
So there you have it gals!
That's my story...
and I'm a stickin' to it!!
Hope you have
a sweet sticky...
Love, Hugs and Smiles....