The dough initially came out too sticky, so I had to add a bit more
flour. And I didn't bother with the cream cheese icing; just made
glace icing out of icing-sugar and water.
I think they would be even nicer if one sprinkled a little soft brown
sugar (it's called muscovado sugar here, can't remember what it's
called in the US - it has a slight molasses taste, and it's what I
used in the filling and in the rolls themselves) on the bottom of the
baking tray before putting the rolls in - you'd have a nice sticky
underneath to them once they were baked.
* 1 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
* 1 cup warm milk,105-110 degrees
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup margarine, melted
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs
* 4 cups all purpose flour
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
* 1/3 cup margarine,softened
* 8 tablespoons margarine, softened
* 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
* 1/4 cup cream cheese
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
Add the sugar, margarine, salt, eggs and flour and mix well. Knead the
dough into a large ball, using your hands dusted lightly with flour.
Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, or
until the dough has doubled in size. Roll the dough out on a lightly
floured surface. Roll the dough flat until it is approximately 21
inches long and 16 inches wide. It should be about 1/4 inch thick.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. For the filling, combine the brown
sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread the softened margarine over the
surface of the dough and then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar evenly
over the surface. Working carefully from the top ( 21 inch side) roll
the dough down to the bottom edge.Cut the rolled dough into 1 3/4 inch
slices and place 6 at a time, evenly spaced, in a lightly greased
baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly brown on top. While
the rolls bake, combine the icing ingredients. Beat well with an
electric mixer until fluffy. When the rolls come out of the oven, coat
each generously with icing.
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