November 12, 2009
Ok so I made these sweet dinner rolls a few days ago and I loved them. Reading through the reviews, one person said to try making cinnamon rolls out of them. So I decided I would give it a try. Of course that meant going blindly into it, knowing how to start it but not knowing how to finish it. I have made cinnamon rolls before so i figured it would be easy. Just roll the dough out, add some butter, cover with cinnamon & sugar, roll up and cut with string.
(Revision: My friend Jenni told me that I needed to put brown sugar and cinnamon so that it would caramelize when its cooked, I knew that, but I totally wasn’t thinking. Thanks Jenni!)
Doing all of the above, I am not sure that I love how they turned out but I am not giving up, next week I will try a different recipe and if I don’t get it that time, I will try yet another! I wont give up, until they turn out perfect! Yes I am stubborn, just ask my dh, he will be more than willing to give you some insight into my personality.
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 6 cups self-rising flour
- In a small saucepan, heat margarine and water over low heat. When margarine has melted, remove pan from heat and stir in salt and 1/4 cup sugar.
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in 1 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture and margarine mixture. Stir in beaten eggs and 2 cups self-rising flour. Beat in remaining flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition, until a stiff dough is formed. Divide dough into two pieces and place each piece in a well oiled freezer bag. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
- Remove dough from refrigerator. Pull off pieces of dough and form into 2 inch diameter balls. Place in lightly oiled baking pans so that edges of balls are just touching. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake dough balls 15 minutes, until golden brown.