I have seen my friend post these on facebook and all the comments from people that have tried them. The pictures always look so good I want to eat them. But I always make cinnamon rolls or cinnamon bread so I put it off for awhile. I finally decided to give it a try this last week while my kids were off on spring break. They were so amazed at how they came together. The "oh mom your the best cook in the world", "Mom how did you ever learn to cook so good" and the "mom you should open a bakery" comments made my day.
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup lukewarm milk (scalded then cooled)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening, margarine or butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 to 4 cups all- purpose flour
Begin by dissolving active dry yeast into warm water. On your stovetop, scald milk (I did mine in the mocrowave). Let it cool, then add it to your water and yeast mixture. Then add sugar, shortening, salt, egg and 2 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1-1/2 hours. You know that the dough is ready if you push your finger in the center and the indentation remains.
Punch down dough. Roll into a rectangle. Split this rectangle into imaginary thirds as you will be able to see in the pictures. First cover the middle third with soft butter, then sprinkle cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar on it. Then pull over one of the outside thirds over the middle and repeat the last step. Then when it is covered go ahead and pull over the other third on top. Now cut 1 to 1-1/2 inch strips then twist and place on a greased pan.
Let rise until doubled. Then bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Frost or glaze with your favorite frosting!( I used the recipe from one of the cinnamon roll recipes on here)
Serve when warm... store in an airtight container once they're cooled to keep soft & moist.