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Today I thought I'd share a tip for some yummy, moist cinnamon rolls and a frosting that is comparable to Cinna-bons frosting. We are in the process of building our home. The second phase which will include the "real" kitchen is a few years out, but I would love to hear what you love most about your kitchen/pantry. For example, what do you love about your kitchen island if you have one, etc.. what would you do differently. What extras do you have that make the kitchen easier to work in.
Mix yeast and water. Set aside. Place sugar, shortening and salt in large bowl. Add milk and mix well. Add 3 cups sifted flour; mix well. Add eggs. Mix. Put in dissolved yeast, If lukewarm. Mix all very well. With remaining flour, spoon 1 cup at a time, slowly mixing thoroughly before adding next cupful. When too thick, dump out on to floured surface and with remaining flour knead in as much as possible. After you have a ball of smooth, elastic dough. Brush with crisco and let rise 10 minutes. Roll out dough. Spread softened butter over surface. sprinkle with brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.. Roll into a long loaf. Cut in 3/4 inch sections. Placed in a greased roasting pan. Brush tops with crisco and let rise till plump. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
8 Tbs. stick of butter
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Combine all ingredients. Mix till well blended. I let individuals put their own frosting on.
KITCHEN TIP: A tip I just thought of as I was typing this recipe: To speed up rising time, I preheat my oven to about 200 degrees, then turn it off. (I never seem to have a warm enough spot in my house)When my recipe calls for something to rise I cover the bowl or pan with a cloth and place it in the warm oven, this cuts the rising time in half. Just make sure oven is off, and you remove the cloth before turning the oven on.