Who can resist freshly bake cinnamon rolls? I can’t. For most the bread, I enjoy the process of making bread more than eating it. But as for cinnamon rolls, I always enjoy baking and eating it afterwards with a cup of black coffee.
My husband’s company was hosting a potluck party. I made a big box of cinnamon rolls for him. The recipe is by Paula Deen from foodnetwork. The aroma during baking made the whole house smell like Christmas Eve. Fantastic!
I followed the recipe exactly except for substituting regular milk for scalded milk, brown sugar for sugar.
¼ ounce package yeast
½ cup warm water
½ cup scalded milk
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
3 ½ to 4 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup melted butter, plus more for pan
¾ cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons gound cinnamon
¾ cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water