Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls/ Orange Rolls/Carmel Rolls
Start 4 hours before you want to eat them

1 Tbs yeast dissolved in ½ cup warm water
1 cup milk, scalded
¼ cup butter
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3 ½ to 4 cups flour

Add sugar, salt and butter to scalded milk.  Allow butter to melt, dissolve yeast.  Beat egg.  Cool milk to lukewarm and mix milk, egg, and yeast.  Add flour gradually and beat with spoon until a soft dough is formed.  Knead dough 7-10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.  Put dough in a bowl that has been greased with shortening.  Roll the dough around so it is coated with the shortening.  Cover and allow to rise until double, about 1 ½ hours.  Put dough on a grease counter.  Roll into a rectangular shape.  Spread with softened butter.  Sprinkle on ½ cup brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.  Roll like a jelly roll on the long edge.  Slice with a piece of dental floss.  (put floss under the roll, cross the ends of the floss and pull in opposite directions, that cuts the dough without smashing it like a knife will)  Put slices on greased baking sheet and allow to rise until double- about an hour.  Bake at 375 until a light brown- about 20 minutes. 
Frost as soon as taking out of oven.


1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
pinch salt
3-4 Tbs cream or milk
1 tsp vanilla

Beat the butter until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar and salt.  Gradually pour in cream until the frosting begins to get moistened.  Beat until smooth.  Add a little more cream gradually until the desired consistency is reached.  Beat until very smooth.  Add the vanilla.

Variation:  Orange Rolls
After dough has raised, roll out into rectangular shape. 
 ½ cup sugar
grated rind from 1 orange
¼ cup melted butter
Spread evenly over dough.  Follow the rest of the directions for cinnamon rolls.
(These rolls can be iced or not.  If you want to ice them make the same icing recipe, just add ½ tsp orange extract.)

Carmel Rolls

Make Cinnamon Rolls-
roll-up and place on bottom of pan on top of carmel sauce

2/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3-4 T corn syrup

Dissolve in saucepan
Pour into 13 x 9 pan-sprinkle with nuts
Put rolls on top
Bake regular