Ok...so I've had a number of emails asking for the recipe for my cinnamon rolls. Dilemma....should I share the recipe that brings me great compliments or should I guard it and keep the compliments for ME and ME alone? Ok...I'll share.
Wendy's (world famous) Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 1/2 cups Very warm water (not hot)
- 3 TBL sugar
- 1 TBL salt
- 2 TBL oil
- 6 cups plain flour
- 2 TBL yeast
- 1/2 cup powdered milk (optional)
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup butter or marg (I of course like butter)
- 2-3 TBL cinnamon
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup more sugar
Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes, then stir down. Allow dough to rest another 10 minutes, then stir down. Repeat this process until dough has been stirred down 5 times. (I keep paper and pen along side the timer so I can mark each 'stir'. I also keep the bowl with me while I'm checking emails or watching a show.) Dough may be sticky. Can sprinkle flour on top before you stir it to help it come away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn dough onto floured surface (I actually spray my CLEAN counter top with cooking spray...no extra flour. You will be surprised how easy the clean up is) Divide into 2 parts. Roll each part of dough into a rectangle about 1cm thick. Spread with melted margarine (or butter) and sprinkle generously with combined sugar and cinnamon mix. Roll up like a jelly roll, rolling from long side. Cut dough into 2cm lengths. Arrange 1 cm apart in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray or greased some other way. Cover lightly and let rise at room temperature for 30 minutes. They will also rise in the oven. Bake immediately at 200 degrees Celsius or until they have a light brown colour on the top. Can spray with water as soon as they're removed from the oven to keep them soft bread. Allow to cool then remove from dish. Frost with butter frosting or glaze as desired.
To make Orange Rolls, eliminate the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle with grated orange zest and sugar and make the butter icing with orange juice instead of the milk. YUMMO!!!!!!!