This recipe is pretty simple and absolutely delicious. I often make cinnamon rolls and bring them to work and they are always a big hit. They actually come from a bread recipe that we have always called Mamaw's Bread. And man can she make some bread like you wouldn't believe!
Mamaw's Bread Recipe:
1 stick butter, melted
1 package quick rise yeast
2 cups warm water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Flour (about 4 to 5 cups)
For cinnamon rolls you will need cinnamon, more sugar and a stick of butter.
Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
1 stick of butter (real butter not margarine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (16 oz) package of confectioners sugar
Beat cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat until spreading consistency.
I bet that most of you have all of these ingredients on hand already! You will want a good sized bowl to mix everything in. Your dough should rise to about twice the size after you are done kneading.
First you will want to mix your sugar and warm water together so that it can dissolve. It is super important for you water to be warm, NOT hot, NOT cold. I don't know really why but that's just what I've always been told! After your sugar is dissolved add your yeast and mix until it dissolves.
Next, add your butter and egg until they are blended well.
Don't forget about your teaspoon of salt!!
Now you will start adding your flour. I can honestly say that I do not measure flour at all. My advice is to add a little at a time. You will know the right consistency when you can put your hands in it without it sticking all over you. I would suggest to put flour on your hands before putting it in the dough or it will stick like crazy! I use a simple fork to stir the dough. I've never tried to use my mixer before because the dough gets so thick.
Once you start to add the flour, the consistency will be pretty runny.
As you keep adding it will start to look thicker and thicker.