During our recent blizzard I had a sudden hankering for hot cinnamon rolls. Unfortunately I hadn't planned for this hankering, so there were no pre-made rolls in a tube in the fridge. Google truly is a lovely thing. Finding that most cinnamon rolls require all-purpose flour and yeast is not so lovely. But, Google didn't let me down and I finally found a recipe which used self rising flour. Insert angelic choir voices here, grins.
Here's the recipe I found.
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp. shortening
3 cups self rising flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine/butter softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. cinnamon
Place flour in bowl and cut the shortening into the flour. Then add the milk and stir well. When a soft dough has formed, place the dough on a lightly floured counter top and knead briefly. Roll out your dough into a 20X14 inch rectangle. Spread butter/margarine evenly over dough.
While the rolls bake, make a simple glaze.
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Pour the glaze onto the rolls while warm and serve.
Since this recipe uses self rising flour, these rolls have a more dense, biscuit consistency...but they still taste amazing on a cold winter morning. These rolls also rewarm nicely in the microwave.
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