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3 hrs 20 mins
These unbelievable rolls are an adaptation of my mother's recipe. This recipe makes 36 large rolls, 12 per cookie sheet. The trick is to be patient and let them rise both in the bowl and on the sheets. I have used bread machine yeast and regular active dry yeast, both work fine. The bread machine yeast really goes nuts and is better if you have less time. Watch it though, it really rises fast. The frosting recipe and the motivation to make cinnamon rolls was inspired by the book, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, a fantastic read. Hope you enjoy these monsters, they're a big hit at work.
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- 4 cups water, warm
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 13 cups flour, all purpose
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2/3 cup shortening, melted
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
- 1Dissolve Yeast in 1 cup of warm water, set aside.
- 2Combine 3 cups warm water, sugar, salt. Stir to dissolve.
- 3Add yeast, eggs, shortening, extract and 6 cups of flour. Mix well.
- 4With dough hook, mix in remaining flour.
- 5Knead well and form a ball. Place dough in a well greased bowl. Cover, let rise 1 hour or until doubled.
- 6Punch down the dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface.
- 7Form in to a rectangle about 1/2" thick. (about 1 foot wide by 3 feet long).
- 8Mix filling by hand and spread on the dough. (Cold butter works better, as a melted, thinner filling is harder to keep in while slicing).
- 9Leave one of the long edges clear of filling.
- 10Roll the dough jellyroll style toward the edge without the filling.
- 11With a very sharp knife or a string, cut into 1" thick rolls.
- 12Place rolls on well greased cookie sheets leaving some space between the rolls.
- 13Preheat oven to 375.
- 14Let the rolls rise for a half hour of so, not more than double in size.
- 15Place in oven, one sheet at a time, for 15-20 min or until golden brown.
- 16Make the frosting by combining ingredients and mixing well. Add powdered sugar to taste, I prefer more of a cream cheese flavor so I use 3/4-1lb. The coffee adds a very subtle flavor that really sets these rolls apart. If you are opposed to coffee, a strong hot chocolate would be a great substitute.
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Nutritional Facts for Cinnamon Rolls, Texas Style
Serving Size: 1 (134 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 36
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 416.0
- Calories from Fat 128
- Total Fat 14.2 g
- Saturated Fat 6.8 g
- Cholesterol 48.1 mg
- Sodium 486.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 65.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
- Sugars 30.3 g
- Protein 6.5 g