Have you ever noticed when you are trying to cut down on something, you want it more? That is me and carbs. I LOVE bread! And since I am trying to cut down, I REALLY want rolls. Cinnamon rolls. So I tried a few different roll recipes over the years. But this is my favorite. It always turns out perfect. These can be done as regular dinner rolls or cinnamon rolls. NOT low carb….but totally delic…
Mom’s Roll Recipe
1 cup milk scaled (put in the microwave for 2 minutes until film forms on top)
1/4 cup water (add cold to milk to bring down temp)
2 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup hot mashed potatoes (I usually use instant)
Let sit for 10 minutes while yeast proofs. Then add:
1 egg (beaten)
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 – 4 1/2 cups flour
Let rise for one hour. Punch down and form into rolls.
Or for cinnamon rolls out into 9X13 rectangle, spread mixture of 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon on top, roll up and cut into 1” rolls.
Put onto greased cookie sheet. Let rise another hour.
Put into 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
For cinnamon rolls, bake JUST until starting to turn golden. Don’t overcook. Then brush with glaze of 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 Tbsp. milk and 1 cup powdered sugar. OR my darling friend Sherrie gave me a caramel frosting recipe…
Quick Caramel Frosting:
½ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. evaporated milk
2 ¼ c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Heat butter and brown sugar on low. Add milk and boil carefully. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
seen here….SSSOOO good….