Dinner Rolls

By The Oracle

This recipe comes from my Aunt’s family.  They are super simple, and quick to make…for rolls.  They also taste amazing.  They’re perfect for any occasion.

1/2 (3/4 cup sugar for cinnamon rolls)
1 egg
1/2 cup butter (one stick), softened
dash salt
2 cups lukewarm water
2 teaspoons yeast
5 cups flour

For cinnamon rolls:
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup cinnamon/sugar mix
1 cup powdered sugar
about 1/4 cup water

In a mixer with a dough hook, beat on low the egg, sugar, salt, and butter until well combined.  Then activate yeast in water and add to mixture.  Let mix about a minute and then add flour a cup at a time.  It should make a soft, elastic dough.  Cover and let stand 1 1/2 hour.

Separate dough into two pieces.  On a floured surface,  shape into desired roll shape.  After shaping, let sit another 1/2 hour on a greased baking sheet and then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

For cinnamon rolls:

Roll out dough on floured surface.  Brush on a light coating of melted butter then sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar.  Roll up dough and cut into 2 inch lengths.  Place onto greased baking sheet about two inches apart.  Let rise 1/2 hour.  Bake on 350 for fifteen minutes until golden.

After baking and letting the rolls cool for ten minutes mix the powdered sugar and water together to form a thin paste.  Drizzle over warm rolls and let cool another 10 minutes. (Note: you could add a few tablespoons to the drizzle for a bit of extra flavor, or a bit of vanilla or maple. Yum.)

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