Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
2 pkg. Yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105º to 115ºº
2 cups warm milk (105º to 115º)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
5-6 cups flour or more to make dough smooth and elastic1/2 lb.+ butter, sugar and cinnamon
1 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. milk
Disolve yeast in water with a little sugar.Mix in milk, oil, egg and rest of sugar.Mix dry ingredients and slowly add until it’s dough! ( I do the whole thing in my bread maker on manual but I used to do it in my food processor, 1/2 at a time.)
Knead according to the process (by hand, machine, whatever) and let rise at least 2 hours in a warm place.
Grease or spray 2 13X9 pans or a great huge flat roaster. Punch down the dough and let it rest 10 minutes or so before rolling.
Roll out the dough ,1/2 at a time, to 24" by 8". Slather it with soft butter, about a cube per half!
Sprinkle it with lots of sugar and cinnamon ... I’ve never used too much! Roll it up from the long side and cut into12 slices each, 2" thick slices.
Set them cut side up in the pans. Cover loosely with saran and a towel, let rise until double in size. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, flip out and frost with powdered sugar glaze.
Confectioners Icing: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to drizzling consistency. Makes enough icing to ice 2 loaves bread.