Need I say anymore? If you have a love for all things delightful then I suggest you read on… These are possibly the MOST delightful cinnamon rolls ever to be made on the face of this earth…. so I exaggerate a little but I kid you not these are AMAZING! They literately took my breath away (5 in the space of 48 hrs kind of taking my breath away)… and I strongly suggest that everyone who reads this post bakes them as soon as possible so they too can share in the gastronomical delight that is Cinnamon Rolls. The coolest thing about this recipe is that it’s 1950s vintage! I love it because the ladies of the 1950s were baking it old school, none of this packet mix, quick and easy, add water nonsense… this is real live baking and, might I add, baking as it should be (but still surprisingly quick and easy) so tie up your aprons ladies… this one is a keeper!
Take 31/4 tsp of dry yeast and add 1/4 cup warm water. Like so…
doesn’t it look positively yeasty?
Next, scald (or bring nearly to the boil) 1 cup of milk and then pour it over 1/2 cup of butter, it should melt the butter for the most part but not completely… add 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp of salt.. it should be quite cool by now.. Add the yeasty mixture and 1 beaten egg.. it should have the consistency of yeasty vomit… charming isn’t it?
Don’t worry they good more eye appetising later… for now add 4 cups flour one cup at a time, beating after each… dough should get to a point where it is soft and delicious but easy enough to handle… knead it for a bit but avoid adding extra flour then wack it in a bowl and leave it to get all big and fat… usually takes about and 1hr depending on how warm your house is…
Doesn’t it just look so darling all tucked up and ready for bed…
So after about an hour pull it out and punch it down (I know it’s tough to punch something so sweet and innocent)… roll it out into a big rectangle about 1/2cm thick or something along these lines…
Then the best part… slather with massive amounts of melted butter… don’t be stingey now and follow with handfuls of brown sugar and a nice generous sprinkling of cinnamon… this part of the recipe doesn’t give quantities so add calories at your discretion… I think I ended up with about a 2cm thick coating of deliciousness… for an extra touch add some sultanas or walnuts… roll into one big log of tasty dough and cut them into 2-3cm rounds… take a pan and slather with more melted butter before tucking the little round darlings in quite close but allowing some room for them to rise… they may look a little like this…
leave them to get all fat and juicy for about 30-60 mins then slap on another coating of butter across the top just for good measure… bake in a 180 degree oven for 15-20mins or until golden brown…
Couldn’t you just eat them all up?
and a close up for good measure… mmmm so delicious!
Here’s the recipe because I know you are just desperate to make them!
The Most Amazing Cinnamon Rolls Ever That Even A Baking Illiterate Can Make And They Still Taste Good…
1+1/4 tsp dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
4 cups flour
melted butter (heart attack sized amounts)
sultanas (optional though thoroughly encouraged)
1. Pour warm water over yeast and let it do its thing for 10 mins.
2. Scald milk and pour over the butter, add sugar and salt (allow to cool slightly if still warm).
3. Add the yeast to the milk mixture and a beaten egg.
4. Beat in 4 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time till you get a beautiful doughy mixture and knead until smooth and elastic.
5. Let it rise in a well oiled bowl for 1-1+1/2 hrs or doubled in size.
6. Press dough out into a rectangle shape and smother with melted butter, sugar, cinnamon and sultanas (if using).
7. Roll up into one nice long delicious log (roll along the longer side of the rectangle).
8. Cut into app. 12 pieces or 2-3cm slices and place on a baking tray that has been covered in melted butter.
9. Let them rise until they are touching and bake in 180 degree oven for 15-20mins. If the rolls get too brown, cover with foil until they finish baking, you don’t want to overbake them!
10. Devour with a nice cup of tea!
(Some like to frost them but I prefer the natural state)
Now that you have the most amazing and easy recipe ever I expect lots of wonderful stories of baking these rolls and sharing them with friends! OR, if you were lucky enough to see me within the 48hrs after I made them and hadn’t scoffed them all and I actually let you taste one… post and let me know what you though!