Best ever cinnamon rolls!!!


O.k., people, here is the long-held secret recipe for the best ever cinnamon rolls. I have never tasted any cinnamon rolls better than these.  Anyone out there agree?

At 2:00 PM: Pour 4 cups boiling water over 2 cups sugar and 1 cup margarine.  Stir until dissolved and cool to lukewarm.  Dissolve 1 pkg. yeast in 2 Tablespoons warm water.  Beat 3 eggs.  Add 4 teaspoons salt to eggs and yeast.  Add egg mixture to water-sugar mix.  Stir in about 14 cups flour (or 5 lbs.) to make a soft, elastic dough.  (Don’t let it get too stiff.)  Set in a warm place to rise.

At 5:00 PM: Knead and let rise again.

At 9:00 PM:  Punch down and form into buns.*  Place in greased pans, cover with towel.  Let sit on counter top overnight.

In AM: Bake at 350˚ for about 20-25 minutes.

I tasted these melt-in-your-mouth rolls after the birth of our first child.  A seminary apartment neighbor brought a piping hot pan and I was “in love” with them immediately.  I had to have the recipe.  We later had “Bun Sweet Bakery,” a cottage industry during homeschooling days, and sold these to neighbors and friends.  They freeze well after baking, so don’t be afraid to make the whole recipe.

*For cinnamon rolls:  Take about 1/4 of dough and roll out on floured surface into a rectangle.  Spread with softened butter or margarine and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  Roll up from the long end and cut a slice about every inch.  Place in greased pan, cover and let it sit overnight.  Bake at 350˚for about 20 to 25 minutes or until you can smell the delicious flavors of baking cinnamon rolls!  Don’t over bake.

Make an icing with 3 Tbls soft butter, 4 cups powdered sugar and 4 Tbls milk and drizzle all over the rolls.

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About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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2 Responses to Best ever cinnamon rolls!!!

  1. b says:

    these are INDEED the BEST cinnamon rolls ever! nothing wakes a family up faster thanj smelling these cooking in the morning.

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