Caroline (musesrealm) wrote,

Cinnamon Rolls

palusbuteo helped me choose this recipe to share. It comes from Farm Life in Rural Nebraska by Leonard Cyboron, my great-uncle. I corrected the spelling errors, but otherwise left it as Uncle Leonard wrote it. ;-)

Mom's Cinnamon Rolls

2/3 cup Scalded Milk
Add and stir in
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Shortening
Cool to luke warm.

Measure into bowl:
2/3 cup lukewarm water and 2 Tablespoons sugar.
Sprinkle or crumble in 2 packages yeast (dry or compresses)

Let stand until dissolved--stir and add luke warm milk mixture.

Add and stir in:
3 eggs beaten
3 cups all purpose flour
Beat until smooth.
Add and stir in 3 more cups all purpose flour.

Turn dough out on slightly floured board and knead.
Place in greased bowl and brush top with melted butter.
Cover with clean towel, and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down dough and divide into 3 equal pieces.
Roll out each piece into oblong pan about 14 x 10 inches.
Brush each piece with melted butter.

Mix 2 cups sugar, 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, and 3/4 cup raisins (raisins can be omitted).
Sprinkle a third of the mixture on each piece of oblong dough.
Roll up each piece length as for jelly roll.
Cut into slices about 1" thick. Place in greased shallow baking pan about 1 hour.
Bake in hot oven 400 degrees about 20 minutes.
Ice tops with plain icing while still warm.

To make plain icing:
Combine and beat until smooth:
1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
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