Recipe by Alan in SW Florida
These sweet rolls take a little time to make, but once you serve them to your family and friends, you'll be famous for making the best sweet rolls in the world :). Prep and cooking time does not include time to allow to rise.
Top Review by Gina T.
This is my go-to recipe for rolls. Everyone loves my rolls and I make them for all the family get togethers. I have taken them to potlucks and I had people asking my husband to bring them to work (we had worked in the same place for a long time) for three years after I left there. I make mine non-vegan and use real butter usually. I also use vanilla soy milk and it makes them amazing. They are wonderful with my homemade jam! I can't tell you have good and easy this recipe is. You should try it once at least!
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 4 cups flour, sifted
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- Let milk come to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Add 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt. Cool. Soften yeast in warm water. Stir into milk mixture. Pour into large mixing bowl. Add flour, a little at a time, to liquid mixture. Beat well. Turn out onto floured board. Allow to sit 15 minutes. Knead until smooth and satiny.
- Place dough into a greased bowl. Turn over once. Cover with a cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Roll out dough on floured board to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into three 8-inch squares (they don't have to be perfect squares). Work with 1 square at a time. Brush each square with melted butter.
- Mix 1 cup sugar with cinnamon (if necessary,you may have to make more sugar/cinnamon mixture.) Sprinkle most of this mixture generously over entire surface of each square. Starting at one side of each square, roll into a tube. Continue rolling back and forth, until 12 to 18 inches long. Repeat with other 2 squares. Cut each tube into wheels about 1/2-inch wide. Place wheels onto a baking sheet that has been brushed with melted butter and sprinkled well with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place them so that they touch. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar mixture. Let stand, covered, at room temperature for 1 hour to rise again.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 18 to 20 minutes. (You can refrigerate rolls, covered, and then bring back to room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.).