#487: Stop hand mixing everything and invest in a grown up mixer already. :)
For the past almost four years (four!), Brian and I have spent a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen. I love to bake, so we’ve tried out countless recipes of cookies, breads, rolls, doughs, you name it. And for those past four years, we have been mixing everything with our tiny, wimpy hand mixer. You know, the one that sounds like it’s going to die if you add more than one cup of flour. Which has resulted in lots of stirring ourselves, and don’t get me started on kneading bread. Arm workout!
Introducing the newest member of our family: Bosch Zurcher. Ellie could have cared less, but you would have thought it was Christmas for Brian and I! (And look at those sunburns, we’re not quite used to the southern Utah sun ;) This baby came slightly used and significantly cheaper (thanks for finding us the good deal, Mom!) and we are in heaven. No more kneading dough by hand! No more mixing by hand! Sweet hallelujahs!
Of course, we enlisted my mom’s help to teach us her mixing ways (we knew nothing when it came to working this delightful machine!) so cinnamon rolls we begun. And my mom’s recipe of cinnamon rolls, heavenly! I haven’t had them in years and they were just as delicious as I remember. Turns out, our daughter has a slight addiction to these things (and so do we!) Recipe below.
1 1/4 Cups Warm Water
2 Tbsp Yeast
1/2 Cup Oil
2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
5 Cups Flour
Mix together water, yeast, oil, salt, sugar, and eggs. Add flour, one cup at a time, until dough pulls from the side of the bowl but it’s not too stiff. Let rise in a bowl until doubled. Punch down and roll into a long rectangle. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle generous amounts of cinnamon sugar and brown sugar. Roll into a long tube and slice into even rolls with a serrated knife. Place on greased cookie sheet and let rise. (We let ours rise about 10-20 minutes more) Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes. Frost with favorite frosting or glaze.