Changes over the years
There are more of us—like just over 40(28 of those are grandkids of varying ages)
The kids are getting married or bringing girlfriends/boyfriends
The aunt/uncles are older(& some still act like teenagers)
Sometimes extended family shows up
The recipe I am using is based on Pioneer Woman’s recipe. I don’t use her frosting & I used white wheat flour. Not much of a healthy improvement but there are things that cannot be changed!
Cinnamon Rolls(makes a huge batch!)
1 qt milk
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 packages Active Dry Yeast
8 cups white wheat flour(plus 1 cup set aside)
1 tsp baking powder(heaping)
1 tsp baking soda(scant)
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 to 1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
Heat milk, oil & sugar until scalded(heat until just before it boils). Turn off heat and leave to cool until lukewarm to warm—about an hour. Sprinkle 2 packages of yeast in to milk mixture & let sit for a minute. Gradually add 8 cups flour & stir. Cover and let rise for at least an hour. After hour, add one cup flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Stir mixture together. You can put this in the refrigerator(overnight or a day or two) at this point if you don’t have time to roll it out. Just punch it down if it starts to overflow your pan.
Take half your dough & roll it out to form a rough rectangle. This will be pretty thin. Drizzle 1/4 to 1/2 cup melted butter over the dough. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of sugar over dough followed by a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Starting on one of the long sides start to roll the dough in a neat line. Keep the roll pretty tight as you go. Pinch the seam to seal it.
Spread 1 tablespoon of melted butter in a foil cake or pie pan. Cut the rolls about 3/4 to 1 inch thick & lay them in the buttered pans. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Let the rolls rise 20-30 minutes, then bake at 375 degrees until light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Traditions in a family are important.
They draw us together & keep us close.
To me this is a truly finer thing.
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