This recipe for me is special because I learned how to make it when I was in High school Home Economics class in 1969. Those were the days. We would make them and treat the teachers and friends with our treats. I Was always the one making and kneading the dough, such fun. After marriage and three daughters I continued the roll making for my family and friends. I made these for my daughters 12th wedding anniversary they love my cinnamon rolls
Dissolve yeast in your 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside
IN large mixing bowl, mix scalded milk, melted margarine,sugar,salt, and beaten egg, mix thoroughly. Add 2 cups flour and mix until smooth.
Add yeast mixture to flour mixture and beat well. Add remaining flour, until dough form a ball, or pull away from sides of bowl.
Sprinkle kneading surface with a little flour. Knead dough for at least 10 minutes. Great time for arm exercises
Grease bowl with margarine. Place dough in bowl turn to cover the dough completely. Cover bowl with wax paper or a clean towel. Let dough rise in a draft free area of your kitchen, I place my bowl on top of my refrigerator. Let rise until double, or 1 1/2 hour.
After 1 1/2 hours punch dough down. Divide dough to make two balls .Knead dough. Roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread melted margarine on dough. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar and 1/2 cup raisins on rectangle. Start rolling from the long side of the dough. Roll until you make a roll. Pinch ends closed. Cut slices at 1 to 2 inches. Each ball should make 12 nice size cinnamon roll.
Place rolls close together In a well greased baking pan. Cover the rolls and let rise for about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool in pan. Drizzle with powdered sugar glaze. Mix 4 Tablespoons margarine, with 2 cups powder sugar and 1tablespoon vanilla for the glaze. Drizzle after rolls cool.
How to make cinnamon sugar.
Mix 3/4 cup sugar and 2tablespoons cinnamon together.