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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Gail Hagen
Added: Sunday, August 23, 2009


3/4 cup water, warm (105 to 115)
2 envelopes yeast
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, solid
1 Tbsp. salt
6 1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans, shopped
1/3 cup raisins
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Oil bowl and set aside. Put 3 cups of flour, yeast, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. In container add the water, milk and shortening and warm to 115 F. Add to mixture and beat until smooth. Ad enough flour to make
soft dough. Let stand about 1 hour.

Grease two large baking sheets. Punch dough down. Roll out into 12x18 inch rectangle. spread with butter. sprinkle evenly with brown sugar, nuts, raisins, and cinnamon. Starting from long end, roll dough as for jelly roll. Cut into slices slightly over 1 inch thick. Arrange on prepared baking sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake until golden about 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare icing.

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 to 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients in small bowl of electric mixer and beat at high speed until smooth, using only enough orange juice to form spreadable icing. Frost rolls while still hot. Serve warm or room temperature.




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