Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cinnamon Slices

(re-posted from 2009)

Ruthie, my dear aunt, was my cooking inspiration.

As I dive into this blogging experiment, I will share her recipes.

Cinnamon Slices were mandatory at every family gathering, great for a splurge, as they are labor intensive, carb intensive, and delicious-enjoy.

Cinnamon Slices

  • 1 cup milk, scalded
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 2¼ teaspoons dry yeast
  • ½ cup water, lukewarm
  • ½ butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Soften yeast in water.  Add butter, sugar, and salt to scalded milk in bowl of mixer.  Allow mixture to cool.  Add 2 cups flour, yeast, and eggs.  Beat well.  Change to dough hook, add enough flour to make a soft dough.  Knead(10 minutes if by hand).  Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled.  Punch down and shape.
To shape, flatten quarter sized pieces of dough into irregular ovals.  Dip ovals in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar mixture.  Line up ovals in greased loaf pan, 8½ x 3½ x 2½.  Let rise until doubled.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.
(I use silver dollar sized balls of dough and bake loaf for 40 minutes.)

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