Prep 4 hrs
Cook 20 mins
Mom has made these every year since I was young for christmas morning. These are really delicious and raise up so high. My brother and I still look forward to them, even though we aren't at home anymore. She had asked me to post these so others could enjoy them too.
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 package yeast
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 3 1⁄2-4 cups flour
- 1/2 stick melted butter for center of rolls and a mixtuer of about 1 cup sugar and some cinnamon for sprinkling in center Melt shortening with sugar and salt in microwave about 3 minutes or until shortening is melted.
- While microwave is running, put yeast in the warm water and stir to dissolve.
- Slowly add flour to shortening mixture but not too much.
- When yeast is dissolved stir completely and add to flour mixture.
- Add eggs and flour alternately and mix as much as you can with mixer, then take rest of flour and knead on counter until no longer tacky.
- Grease bowl with oil and place dough in bowl and add more oil to coat top.
- Place a towel over bowl and let rise until double in bulk.
- In small bowl, mix 1 cup or so of sugar and add cinnamon to taste.
- After dough rises, roll out on counter to about 1/4" thick.
- Melt butter and spread over dough.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over entire rolled out dough.
- Roll up dough into jelly roll style and take knife and cut into about 1" to 1 1/2" slices.
- Put in glass pan that has been sprayed with pam spray.
- Cover with towel and let rise until double.
- Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or so.
- You can frost the cooled rolls with powder sugar frosting.
The Recipe instructions are redundant and misleading. Cinnamon filling oozes out of the roll during baking. You need more liquid in dough than recipe calls for. I would like to re-do this recipe, but with some changes.
Make sure you read the directions carefully. At the beginning she tells you to Add about 1 cup of sugar and some cinnamon (your tastes) and 1/2 stick of melted butter. I use 1/2 c butter 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of cinnamon but we love cinnamon. The water is in Step 2.-Add yeast to water. Most bakers do this to their yeast before adding to bread to prove that it is active. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)
My DH made this and they turned out nicely. There was some confusion in the recipe about adding the water, but they turned out well anyway. They didn't rise as fluffy as we'd have liked, but that may be user error!