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Very Easy Cinnamon Rolls
A little history on My Grandma Merle's recipe.
This recipe has evolved through the years to accommodate time constraints in today's society. Early on my Grandmother made this recipe every weekend for my mother and her siblings when they were children. It was a Saturday chore to make bread for the week, she would always make an extra loaf to turn into cinnamon rolls. Not too many of us out there today make our own bread to get through the week. We all recognize the goodness of homemade bread, but simply don't have the time to make.
As a child I was able to enjoy the complete homemade goodness of Grandmas cinnamon rolls on the holidays. As old habits die hard, she continued to make the entire recipe from scratch and would never switch to prepared bread dough. My mother on the other hand, chose the simpler route and passed on the recipe to me using prepared dough. We prefer Pillsbury and I dare say, it taste just as good, if not better, then Grandma's!
My Little Helper
To begin to make these wonderful rolls, you must start with bread dough. I prefer Pillsbury bread dough. But any bread dough will work, frozen, refrigerated, or a box mix. Continue reading for a very simple to make, scrumptious cinnamon roll, to warm the hearts of any!
- I package Bread Dough, Can, Mix, or Frozen (thawed)
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Cream
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Pecans, (Optional)
Cinnamon - My Favorite Spice
- Prepare bread dough as instructions indicate, depending on which you chose. Do not bake, but put into a bowl to let raise until double in size.
- Punch the bread dough back down and roll or pat out to 1/2 inch thick.
- Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar.
- Sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon. I use about 1/4 cup, but some people prefer more, while others prefer less.
- Roll the dough up and slice about 1 and 1/2 inches thick. Place into a 9x13 in cake pan.
- In another bowl, mix the cream and brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the rolls.
- Let the rolls raise again until double in size, about 30 minutes
- Place in the oven at 350 degrees until brown, about 35 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately turn upside down onto a serving plate. If you do not do this the rolls will be very hard to get out of the pan.
- Let cool and enjoy!