Aunt Martha's Cinnamon Rolls

In my husband's family, these cinnamon rolls are a traditional treat. He and his brother used to request them for their birthdays. I got the recipe from his mom when I was setting up my kitchen. Evidently Aunt Martha is my husband's great-aunt... who makes good cinnamon rolls!

Cinnamon and sugar are generously spread on a lightly sweet dough.

Rolled up, cut into fat little cinnamon rolls.

Placed into what you may have realized by now is my favorite purple pan.

Risen, baked, and eaten with much enjoyment!

Aunt Martha's Cinnamon Rolls (printable recipe)
1package yeast (or 2 and 1/4 tsp)
1/4 c lukewarm water1 c milk
2Tbs butter
1/4c sugar
1tsp salt
1 egg
4c flour
1/4c sugar
2Tbs cinnamon

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
Scald milk. Add butter, sugar, and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
Add egg, yeast, and 1 and 1/2 c flour to milk. Stir well. (or, if you have a mixer, beat for 2min on #2 speed)
Add 1/2c flour. Stir well again.  (or beat another 2min)
Stir in remaining flour by hand. Place dough in clean, greased bowl.
Let rise to double. (about an hour)
Knead, and roll out with rolling pin to 18" square.
Melt butter, spread on dough.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Roll jelly roll fashion, cut into cinnamon rolls.
Place in well-greased (and floured) pan.
Let rise to double (about an hour).
Bake at 450F  (230C) until dark golden brown -- about 15-20 minutes.

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