Hello Friends, I hope you’re having a great week! My Grandma was an amazing baker, that’s where my Mom & I get our mad baking skills from. Two of my Grandma’s specialties were pies and cinnamon rolls. Today I’m sharing her famous Cinnamon Rolls, which our family lovingly and respectfully call “Grandma’s Buns.” Our Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls are soft and buttery with a brown sugar cinnamon filling, all covered with a vanilla glaze. A family favorite for generations!
I’m also excited because I’m posting my first videos today! This is a yeast bread recipe and it helps to see the process to make them successfully! Each video is very short and features a different step. I hope you enjoy these cinnamon rolls and my first videos!
In a small bowl, put the dry active yeast and the sugar. Then pour the warm water over them, but do not stir and set aside. In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, and salt together with a whisk or fork. Pour the warm milk and butter over the flour mixture, add the egg and the yeast mixture.
Stir with a fork and add enough flour until the dough starts to pull away from the bowl.
Here’s my very 1st video! This one is on “How To” knead the dough.
Video #2: “How To” finish kneading and let it rise.
Video #3: “Hot To” stretch the dough properly.
Video #4: “How To” spread the butter evenly over the dough.
Video #5: How much cinnamon to sprinkle over the dough.
Video #6: “How To” spread the brown sugar and roll up the dough.
Video #7: “How To” cut the dough and place it in the prepared pan.
Video #8: “How To” arrange the dough in the prepared pan and allow it to rise the second time.
Ok, don’t these look AMAZING?! Covered with a vanilla glaze and chopped walnuts, trust me they are as good as they look! Every year my Mom makes a batch of these delicious cinnamon rolls for each family’s Christmas breakfast. It’s a wonderful tradition we all love!
Give these Cinnamon Rolls, aka “Grandma’s Buns” a try and maybe they’ll be a new family favorite for you too! If you enjoyed my videos, please “like” them and feel free to”share” them too.
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Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 .25 ounce package dry active yeast, or 2 rounded teaspoons
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached or all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1 large egg, room temperature and beaten
- 1/4 cup softened butter, or enough to cover the stretched dough
- 4 tablespoons cinnamon, or enough to cover the stretched dough
- 1 cup brown sugar, or enough to cover the stretched dough
Frosting & nuts:
- 2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup cream or milk
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- In a small bowl, put the dry active yeast and one teaspoon of sugar. Then pour the warm water over them, but do not stir and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, and salt together with a whisk. Place the milk and the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for one 1 minute, this will bring it to the perfect temperature. Pour the milk and butter over the flour mixture, then add the egg and yeast mixture.
- Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to pull away from the bowl. If the dough is a little sticky, add a tablespoon of flour at a time.
- Moisten countertop with a clean damp cloth. Sprinkle generously with flour. Place dough on flour and then sprinkle a little more flour on top of dough.
- See Video #1: Begin to knead and fold the dough for 2-3 minutes or until it's elastic.
- See Video #2: Place in a greased bowl, cover with a warm damp cloth, place in a 115 F degree oven and let rise until double in bulk, approximately 1 hour.
- See Video #3: Remove dough from bowl, place on a floured board and gently pull out dough to approximately 12" x 18".
- See Video #4: Spread softened butter over the dough.
- See Video #5: Sprinkle the cinnamon evenly over the dough.
- See Video #6: Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the dough and roll up.
- See Video #7: Slice the dough with a sharp knife and place the dough slices into a greased deep dish 11 1/2" x 2" deep baking pan.
- See Video #8: Finish arranging the dough in the prepared pan, place in a 115 F degree oven, allow it to rise for the second time until it comes to the top of the pan, approximately 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool approximately 15 minutes and remove from the pan and place onto aluminum foil. Cool an additional 15 minutes before frosting and sprinkling with chopped walnuts.
Frosting & nuts:
- Put all frosting ingredients in a bowl and beat on high until well blended. Pour over slightly cooled cinnamon rolls (on aluminum foil). Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
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