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If you read the past few posts, you’ll remember that I hosted a Mother’s Day brunch. You may also have noticed that I like to cut a few corners when serving a group.
Each time when I was setting something on the table, my cousin kept asking, “Ooh, are those homemade?” Well, kinda? It seems definitions of “homemade” vary. For me, if I didn’t sift the cocoa powder for the brownies myself, it’s not homemade.
That conversation got me thinking about a book I used to love as a kid – Everything on a Waffle . It had recipes sprinkled throughout, and one of them was for homemade cinnamon rolls!
This also is the first of my Baking Through Literature series. Don’t worry, you’ll get some Anne of Green Gables Recipes soon!
Since I served cinnamon buns at my brunch, I had a hankering for some homemade ones and thought I’d share with you!
This recipe was intended for kids with adult supervision, so we can handle it, right?!
- 1/4 C Warm Water
- 1/2 C apls 1t Sugar
- 2t Yeast
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 C Milk
- 3 C Flour
- 1t Vanilla
- 1/2 C Butter (1 Stick)
- Additional 2 T melted butter
- Cinnamon/Sugar for sprinkling
- In a mixing bowl, combine 1/4 C warm water, 1t sugar and 2t yeast.
- Let stand for 10 min to activate the yeast.
- Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and the remaining sugar and add to bowl with the yeast mixture.
- Add an additional 1/2 C Flour and mix.
- Turn out dough onto floured surface and work in the stick of butter.
- Continue to knead and add flour as needed for roughly 10 min.
- Let rise in a greased bowl until double in size.
- Punch down dough and using your hands roll into a long log before rolling out flat.
- Melt the additional 2T of butter and spread over dough.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar until coated.
- Roll up longways (into a narrow tube)and slice into 1" wide discs.
- Set on a cookie sheet (I always use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat) and let rise a second time.
- Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour.
Icing: The books calls for 1/4 C butter, 2 C sugar and a few drops of milk, but I'm going to stick to an easy powdered sugar icing instead. This is really an eye it up scenario, so pour some powdered sugar into a bowl and add a tiny bit of water or milk to start. Mix and add tiny bits of water or milk as you go to thin it down to icing consistency.