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Cinnamon Rolls

As more and more reports on the dangers of processed food come out, it’s good to have a few copycat recipes of popular and tasty pre-packaged food items you can make at home (without the preservatives). These cinnamon rolls are easier than expected to make and are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

Ingredients

2 ¾ cups of flour
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
1 large egg
3 tablespoons butter

Inside Spread

3 tablespoons butter
⅓ cup brown sugar or white sugar with a teaspoon of molasses
1 tablespoon cinnamon (or a little more to taste)

Directions

  • Mix the flour, sugar and salt
  • Slightly melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the milk on the stove or in the microwave
  • Whisk in the yeast to the milk and butter and add to your dry ingredients
  • Add the egg and combine well with a wooden spoon
  • Put in a greased bowl and let rest for around 10 minutes
  • Melt the rest of the butter and mix with cinnamon and sugar
  • Roll your dough out into a 14 x 8-inch rectangle — spread the butter on the dough and then spread the filling evenly over the rectangle
  • Roll it up from the long side into a log
  • Cut into 12 even rolls and place in a baking dish with no space between them and let rise for about an hour
  • Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for around 25 minutes

Noshing Notes: Make your own icing or use canned icing and spread it over the top while warm. Add crushed nuts or other savory flavors to the inside filling if wanted.

Waste Not, Want Not: Store in an airtight container for three days. Bury inedible leftovers in cold compost.

Cybele Tamulonis
Cybele Tamulonis, Contributing Writer

Cybele is a writer and editor with more than 16 years in the publishing industry. An avid reader, you can usually find her with the latest new book release from the local library. She currently resides on a farm in Hardwick with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she writes historical fiction specific to New Jersey.