Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by byZula
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 12 rolls




  • Soften yeast in warm water in a small bowl. Heat milk, sugar, salt and oil till warm (115-120 degrees). Turn into large mixing bowl. Add the yeast mixture. Stir in as much flour as you can.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3-5 minutes total).
  • Shape into a ball in a greased bowl; turn once. Cover; let rise in warm place till double (about 1 hour). Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to an 18 by 12-inch rectangle. Spread melted margarine or butter over dough. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; add raisins and nuts, if desired. Sprinkle sugar mixture over dough. Roll up from one of the long sides. Seal.
  • Slice into 12 pieces. Place, cut side down, in a greased 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Cover, let rise in a warm place till nearly double (30 mins.). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly. Remove from pans.
  • For icing, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and enough water to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm rolls.
  • Makes 12 rolls.