Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Amish Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Froting

If any of you read the Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen blog, you may have already seen this. My sister in-law made these the other day, and they sounded divine, and look it, too.

Prep Time: 3 Hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Servings: 24

For the rolls

  • 2 teaspoons Plus 2/3 Cup Sugar, Divided
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 2 packages Yeast, 0.75 Ounce Packets
  • 4 whole Eggs Beaten
  • ⅔ cups Melted Margarine
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Homemade Mashed Potatoes
  • 6 cups Bread Flour, Preferably Thesco (Which I Buy At A Bulk Food Store)
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  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons Melted Butter
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  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2-½ cups Powdered Sugar

For the rolls, mix together 2 teaspoons sugar, warm water, and the yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Mix together the rest of the roll ingredients in a large bowl and add the yeast mixture gently. Cover dough and let rise until double in size. (This usually takes around 2 hours.)
While the dough is rising, make the filling. In a small dish mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Once it’s finished rising, roll out dough in a rectangular shape to about 1/4 inch thickness. Spread with the melted butter and the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up and cut into 1-inch slices. Place slices approximately 1 inch apart on a baking sheet greased with melted margarine. Let rise for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
While the rolls are baking, go ahead and make the caramel frosting. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Blend in the brown sugar and salt. Cook on low for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool and then add the powdered sugar.
Spread a thin layer on the rolls once they have cooled off.
If you like a lot of icing or have a really big sweet tooth you might want to make 1-1/2 batches of the icing to make sure that you have plenty.

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