This is the same as my Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls except that I allowed the dough to rise 3 times, and again when placed into the baking pan. takes a little longer but I do think it's worth it because it makes double the amount and the texture is less dense.
Place yeast in bowl adding lukewarm water & sm. amt. of sugar.
when milky and bubbly add 2-1/2 c. Flour & 2 tbsp. Oil. Stirring until moistened but not too much.
After an hr. Or so lift with floured fingers poking holes and folding then return to a large covered bowl for 2nd. rising.
After an hr. Or so knead again then return again to pan for 3rd. Rising.
Then after an hr. Or so oil lg. baking pan and place dough pressing it flat from side to side. Then dab sm. amts. of butter into the dough and sprinkle with lots of sugar & cinnamon and then roll the entire piece into a giant loaf.
At this point flour your knife and begin cutting 1/2 thicknesses. Place into oiled baking pan one by one. Then roll & flatten and sprinkle more cinnamon, sugar and roll up into shape of a roll and pat down with 2 fingers, placing almost side by side, and cover the pan for another final rise before baking.
Check after an hr. Or so and bake at 350 F. 15 min. Remove and let cool so the icing won't melt then apply the icing and serve.