Grandma Sue’s Cinnamon Rolls

From Don and Lenora O’Connor

  • 1 c. Buttermilk
  • 4 T. Butter
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 1⁄4 c. flour
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1⁄4 c. warm water
  • 1 egg — beaten
  • 1⁄4 t. soda

Bring buttermilk to boiling point. Remove from heat. Add butter, sugar and salt and let cool slightly. Sprinkle yeast into water. Let stand a few minutes. Stir until mixed.

Combine above mixtures in a large bowl. Add egg. Stir in dry ingredients (flour and soda) until mixture begins to form a ball. Kneed about 5 minutes using up to 1⁄2 cup more flour — keep dough as sticky as possible yet still manageable. Invert bowl over dough and let rest for 15 minutes.

Roll dough out into 2 (I make 3) rectangles. Spread each with a Tbsp. *(whatever it takes to coat the entire area) of melted butter and a generous amount of light brown sugar mixed with cinnamon.

Fold rectangle in 1⁄2 (again, I fold into thirds). Seal edges. Cut 3⁄4″ strips, twist, place on cookie sheet and let rise 45 minutes.

Bake 10-12 minutes at 375°.