Friday, December 21, 2012


I made a pan of Cinnamon Yeast Rolls for Jon this morning.  The recipe is the same one I use for my
Yeast Rolls that I make for every easy too.  Recipe below as requested.

Today is my niece, Cathy Willett's (many of you have met her at the workshops) birthday and she is in Mississippi celebrating Christmas with her Dad, brother and their families.  I will tell her when we call her this morning that I made them in celebration of her birthday. and it sure was too bad we had to eat them since she wasn't here. I am sure she will love that.

Happy Birthday Cathy Willett!!!
We love you!!!

Please take a minute today in silence (better yet prayer) at 9:30 to honor those children and teachers that lost their lives last Friday in Connecticut.

    Ruby and Joan's Yeast Rolls

    1 package dry yeast
    1/4 cup warm water
    1 cup milk, scalded
    1/2 cup shortening ( butter)
    1/2 cup sugar
    4 1/2 cups Flour
    3 eggs, slightly beaten and room temperature
    1 teaspoon salt

  • Prepare yeast by adding to water until it starts to work.
  • Heat milk and add sugar, butter, salt
  • cool to about baby bottle temperature
  • Add eggs, yeast, flour (1 cup at a time)
  • Mix completely and cover. Let rise until double, punch down and put in refrigerator overnight.
  • Three or four hours before you are ready to bake, take the dough out, add just enough flour so you can handle it.
  • Pinch out and place in greased pan, put 1/2 pat of butter on each one and let raise until doubled. (Usually 3 to 4 hours unless room is cool. If so I turn oven on for 1 minute, turn it off and put rolls in closing door.)
  • Sometimes I turn the oven on for 1 minute, turn it off and set the rolls in the oven. I especially do this when it is cold outside or I am in a hurry for them to rise.

    • Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes

      The dough was left from our Saturday night dinner party, and kept cold until this morning.  I used my wooden biscuit board, floured it and then put half of the left over dough on board.,  Then I rolled it out to about 1/2 inch thick.  I spread melted butter on top of the rolled out dough, then sprinkled sugar and cinnamon over top of butter.  Then I rolled it in to a long strip and cut with a sewing thread, which
      I read made cutting raw dough easy and it cuts it perfectly every time.  The rolls were placed in butter pie pan (any will do) and then melted butter spread over top.  I turned on my oven at 350 for 1 minute (it is cool in here this am), turned it off and let the rolls rise for 1 hour.  Then I preheated the oven to 400, put in the rolls and baked about 15 minutes.

      2-3  Cups of powdered sugar with about 1/4 cup of water made up the icing.  I sifted the powder sugar to remove all lumps before adding the water.  We like our icing thicker, but you can adjust water or sugar according to your taste.,  I made the icing when I first put the rolls in the oven as like to spread it on while rolls are hot.



          Colleen said...

          What! No arecipe?
          They sure do look good. Could use one right about now to go with my morning coffee

          ednamburgess said...

          Look really delicious. I used to make about 30 pans a year but getting lazy in my old age. LOL Might make 6 now and 6 after the holidays. Merry Christmas. Edna

          Darlene said...

          Yummo ... these look delicious!! I love fresh baked cinnamon rolls!
          Thanks for sharing the recipe Joan ... I'll give it a try once I loose another 10 lbs! At the moment the scale is going the WRONG WAY!!! Darn holiday parties! LOL!

          Selma said...

          I love your rolls so know these cinnamon rolls must be delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Happy birthday Cathy.

          Grace said...

          Oh they look good! I LOVE cinnamon rolls but i would gain 5 lbs eating one!

          Merry Christmas to you and yours!

          Unknown said...

          Yum, they look good Joan, will have to give your recipe a try over the holidays, hubby is off all week, so I am sure he would enjoy them!!
          Just wanted to wish all my fellow Challengers and fellow bloggers a very Happy Holiday, depending on what you celebrate! Hope eveyone enjoys their good dinner and time with your families or what ever you do!!
          God Bless and see you all next year!!!
          JOan I will email you privately!!