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    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Cinnamon Rolls - Thank you Paula Deen

    When my husband was in hospital, I was always thinking of treats to take up to him
    Everyone was talking about Cinnabons
    Those wonderful rich Cinnamon Rolls
    I had a look through the Food Network Site for a recipe
    The Americans do these kind of rolls, so well
    Paula Deen the Queen of Rich and Over the Top food, had this recipe
    So I made them
    It was so so popular
    He loved them
    1/4 -ounce package yeast
    1/2 cup warm water
    1/2 cup scalded milk
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/3 cup butter or shortening
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

    1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
    3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
    2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional

    4 tablespoons butter
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 to 6 tablespoons hot water.

    Heat oven to 175 degrees C
    In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
    In food processor  Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. 
    Mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. 
    Add yeast mixture.
    Mix in remaining flour
    Blitz until dough is easy to handle.
    Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes.
    Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
    When doubled in size, punch down dough.
    Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.
    Spread melted butter all over dough.
    Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. 
    Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired.
    Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal.
    Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
    Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
    Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and
    Let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes.
    Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
    Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
    Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.
    Spread over slightly cooled rolls.
    Pull apart and devour

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