Death by Cinnamon Rolls

Death by Cinnamon Rolls

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup milk
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs slightly beaten
6 cup flour

1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup

In a small bowl, combine yeast, warm water and 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Stir and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining sugar, butter, salt and eggs. Stir well. Add yeast mixture to bowl and 3 cups of the flour; beat until smooth. Add additional flour until dough is stiff. Knead dough on well-floured board for 10 minutes. Place dough in bowl and cover. Set in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down dough and let it rest for 5 minutes. Roll dough on a floured surface to a 15-by-20-inch rectangle. (Don’t use too much flour or the dough will get stiff.)

For the filling: Spread 1/2 cup of the softened butter on dough leaving 1/2-inch around the edges. Mix 1 1/2 cups of the sugar with the cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll like a jelly roll and pinch edge to seal. Cut dough into 12 slices, about 1-inch thick.

Melt remaining butter and coat the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch pan and an 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Place slices close together in pans. Smaller pan will be only half full. Let rise until dough is doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the topping: In a saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup, cooking until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Pour over rolls. Bake for 25 minutes or until done. Cool before serving.

Serves 12.

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