For Easter our church had a breakfast in the morning before the service. My mom and I made cinnamon rolls for the breakfast. They turned out really well. This is my great grandmother's recipe and we made some with cinnamon sugar and some that were a butter crumb. The butter crumb were my personal favorite, but they were all delicious! I'm leaving this recipe as original as possible, so feel free to make changes - such as use butter instead of oleo. :-) My notes are in italics.
Great Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls
An Old Family Recipe
1 cup milk, lukewarm
1/2 cup sugar, dissolved in the milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oleo or shortening, softened (or butter)
2 eggs, room temperature
Flour to make soft dough (a note on the recipe says that it takes about 3-5 cups plus more when working with the dough)
1/4 cup warm milk
2 packages yeast
Put eggs out the night before baking so they'll be room temperature (or just take them out that day). In a bowl, put yeast in water to dissolve. Add other ingredients and enough flour to make a soft dough - kneed well (about 10 minutes) and put in a greased bowl to rise double. I put mine in a warm oven and cover with plastic or plate about 1 hour or as needed (however you normally rise your bread dough should work fine). Divide and roll out for rolls. Bake about 25 minutes in a 375-degree oven.
This recipe makes 3 pans of rolls.
Butter Crumb Filling
1/2 cup oleo (butter)
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
Mix sugar and flour and cut in oleo/butter until crumbly. Spread dough with crumbs, roll and cut. Put slices in buttered pan and sprinkle crumbs on top. Let rise and then bake.
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons oleo (butter)
Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Melt oleo (butter) and add to sugar mixture. Mix well so it will sprinkle. Spread dough with crumbs, roll and cut. Put slices in buttered pan and sprinkle crumbs on top. Let rise and then bake.
Hungry yet? Check out the pictures (unfortunately I don't think I took any pictures once they baked)!
A pan of buttercrumb rolls, almost ready for the oven.
A delicious cinnamon roll (not baked).
Spreading the buttercrumb filling.