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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
rise:
2 hrs 30 mins
cool:
5 mins
bake:
20 mins
total:
3 hrs 25 mins
Yield:
16 rolls
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, soften yeast in warm water, stirring to dissolve the yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add milk, the 1/4 cup sugar, shortening, egg and salt to yeast mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Add 1-1/2 cups of the flour; stir until mixture is smooth. Gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough that handles easily.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that's smooth and elastic (5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning dough to coat all surfaces. Cover with a slightly damp towel; let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1-1/2 hours).

  • Punch dough down. Reshape dough into a ball. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes). Lightly grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. For filling, stir together 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

  • Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough into a 16x10-inch rectangle. Spread butter evenly over dough. Sprinkle with the filling.

  • Beginning with a long side, roll dough into a spiral; pinch edges to seal. Slice roll into sixteen 1-inch pieces. Arrange pieces in prepared baking pan. Cover loosely with clear plastic wrap, leaving room for rolls to rise. Let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 40 minutes). Break any surface bubbles with a greased toothpick.

  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool about 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Drizzle rolls with Powdered Sugar Icing. Serve rolls warm. Makes 16 rolls.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 18mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 43g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 21g; protein 4g; vitamin a 97.2IU; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.8mg; folate 64.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 166mg; potassium 66mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 1.4mg.
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