As we walked up the back steps, the aroma of the yeast greeted us. I LOVE that smell! The dough was in the oven, rising.
We visited; catching up on current times and reminiscing about old times, told my daughters stories about when we were younger and looked at old pictures. We rifled through Nan's cookbooks, remembering our favorites as a child and excited about making them ourselves now.
We used a Foundation Sweet Dough.
2 pkg yeast
1 c. warm water
1 T. sugar
1 c. milk
6 T. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. salt
7 c. flour
Sugar and cinnamon
There are so many variations of rolls to make with this dough.
Here we go!!!!!
Dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 T sugar. Heat milk. Add shortening, 1/2 c. sugar, salt- cool to lukewarm. Add 2 c. flour. Add yeast and eggs. Beat this mixture well. Add remaining flour. Knead, gently for 6-8 minutes. Allow dough to rise (double in size) in a warm place.
Roll dough out to about 1/2 " thickness in an oblong shape. Spread with a layer of softened margarine.
Sprinkle with sugar (covering dough) and cinnamon, to taste.
Pull and roll dough into a long cylinder shape. Pulling as you roll keeps the rolls from falling apart.
Cut into 1" rolls and place in a grease pan.
Return dough to a warm place and allow rolls to rise, double in size.
Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
Cool and frost with your favorite icing. We made my Grandmother's frosting. I'll have to work on the measurements, it's a "this much" powdered sugar, a "hunk" of softened margerine and 2 spoonsful of fresh, hot coffee kind of recipe.