Here is the recipe I was talking about in my previous post:
They cure any illness: mumps, cramps, head colds, flu, earache. We should know because Mom (her mom, my grandma) fixed these when we were sick. Serve with hot tea, per Aunt Jan (my aunt, her sister).
So here it is, in all its glory (and I added bits to further explain what she means in certain places).
Grandma Howard’s World Famous Cinnamon Rolls
2 cups milk
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Put 2 cups in a pan on medium [I’m assuming milk – nrb] heat then add: butter, sugar and salt. When the butter has almost melted remove pan from heat. Set aside to cool, about 10 minutes. [It is going to take longer than 10 minutes…I had to move it to a bowl and put it in the fridge about 7 minutes. – nrb]
Put 2 packages of yeast [A package has about 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of yeast in it – nrb] in 1/4 c. water [I made it warm water…and stirred it and then stopped, I’ll get clarification later. – nrb]
[OH, I’d also pause here…you are waiting for the yeast to activate and the milk to COOL DAMNIT! – nrb]
Beat 3 eggs in mixer and combine with cooled liquid [and the yeast, I’m assuming. – nrb]. Then add 6 to 8 cups of flour [At cup 4, don’t worry, it will come together. At cup 5, unless you have a stand mixer, put the mixer aside! Trust me, or it will start to crawl up your arm, the dough, not the mixer. I used a spoon, it was fine. By cup 7, I had to switch to hands. – nrb]
Move the dough to an oiled bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a warm damp cloth until bulk doubles, about 1 hour.
From here you can make these in to regular dinner rolls or you can make cinnamon rolls.
For cinnamon rolls, take half the dough [she never tells me what to do with the other half, I just made more cinnamon rolls, HA! – nrb] and roll it into a rectangle shape about 10×14 or there about [I think mine was bigger…much bigger. – nrb].
Brush with melted butter 1/4 to 1/2 cup and sprinkle with one half of following: 1 and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to 1/2 cup sugar, mixed well.
Grandma Howard always cut her cinnamon rolls with a string. I use dental floss.
Put in a 13×9 pan [I oiled mine with cooking spray. – nrb].
Bake at 350, 15 or 20 min.
Serve with honey butter or icing [I gotta get her icing recipe!!! – nrb]. Makes a big batch, cut in half for a smaller batch.
Enjoy we love both of you.
Mom and Dad