These are the best cinnamon rolls ever and very easy to do!! I got this recipe when I was first married many years ago, from a dear friend of my grandmother's and have used it so much, I can't tell you. It starts with Pillsbury Hot Roll mix and ends gloriously.
- Follow the directions on a box of Pillsbury Hot Roll mix and add 1 teaspoon fast acting yeast and 1/4 cup sugar.
- Syrup- In a cast iron skillet, melt 4 TBLS. butter and add 3/4 cup packed brown sugar. Stir until dissolved. Remove from fire and stir in 1/4 cup water. Return to fire and stir till thick. Set aside to cool. You can do this first and then make dough, so it will be warm not hot.
- Knead dough on a flour sprinkled pastry cloth and roll into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread the dough with softened butter and sprinkle with a mixture of 3/4 cup sugar mixed with 4 teaspoons cinnamon. Roll dough from long side and after a couple of turns, spread roll with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar agin(see photo). Finish rolling dough into long log. Take a paring knife and cut the log into 1 1/2 inch slices and place in skillet, on top of warm syrup. place the cut side down(see photo).Cover with damp cloth and let rise on stove until double, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, might need 5 more minutes at high altitude. Rolls should be nice and brown and firm to the touch. Invert onto a platter or cookie sheet, immediately after taking from the oven. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea or a cold glass of milk!!!