Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

2-2 1/2 cups flour
1 tbl. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 tbl. yeast
¾ cup warm water
2 tbl. soft butter or margarine
½ tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 tbl. butter, melted
½ firmly packed brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup chopped nuts

Combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt, yeast.  Add warm water, butter, vanilla, egg.  Blend, beat 3 minutes, add the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.  Cover, let rise in bowl about 1 hr.  

Toss onto floured board, roll out to 16 x 10 rectangle.  Cover with melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and nuts.  Roll up, cut into 16 slices.  Place on greased cookie sheet, let rise a bit.  

Bake at 375 for 18  to 20 minutes.  Drizzle with powdered sugar glaze (mix together a tablespoon of melted butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and cream enough to make it thinnish) while warm.

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