Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Now, in all fairness I have been swamped with school, juggling new RA responsibilities, work, and trying to find time to eat in between all of that, but I promise I will be better in the future!
So with that said, I thought I’d share a little bit of a throwback post for y’all. My family makes a Cinnamon Roll Wreath every year for Christmas morning breakfast and I totally forgot to share the recipe with you guys when we made it. This recipe always reminds me of the winter holidays because that’s our tradition, but it honestly is just an easy, delicious recipe that you could make year round. It would be great for special birthday breakfasts or a lazy Sunday brunch treat because it makes so many servings! Whenever you make it, for whatever occasion, it’s bound to be a massive hit!
WARNING: These instructions make about 20-25 servings (which is a ton especially because they expand in your stomach) so my family always cuts the recipe in half and it makes enough for the 6 of us with some leftovers.
You will need:
- 2 c. milk, scalded
- 2 pkgs. granular yeast
- 3/4 c. shortening
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 4 egg yolks or 2 eggs, beaten
- 6 c. sifted flour (about)
Let’s do this:
- Cool milk to warm (110 degrees F); sprinkle yeast over top. Let stand to soften.
- Cream shortening and butter; add sugar and salt and cream together until light and fluffy.
- Add egg yolks, yeast-milk mixture, and enough flour to make soft dough.
- Knead until smooth and elastic on lightly floured cloth or board.
- Place in greased bowl; cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hr.)
- Roll dough thin (about 1/4th of an inch) and cut into rounds with 2″ biscuit cutter (or if you’re cheap like us, just use a plastic cup).
- Dip each in melted butter (about 1 c.) and then dip in a cinnamon sugar mixture (2 Tbs. cinnamon to 2 c. sugar).
- Stand up rounds in two well buttered ring molds until rings are filled. Let dough rise for about 30 minutes.
- Bake in 350 degree F oven for about 25 minutes.
- Cool slightly and serve plain or with a powdered sugar icing.
I hope you all enjoy this little treat and have a wonderful week! I am lucky and have a long weekend because we get Martin Luther King Day off on Monday. I can’t wait to sleep in!