These make a great breakfast on Christmas or a great gift to give away!  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 packs yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar (plus another cup for filling)
  • 2/3 cup butter (plus another 1/2 cup for filling)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon

Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large bowl.

Microwave milk for 1.5 minutes in large measuring cup.

Cut butter into chunks.

Mix butter and sugar into hot milk until the butter has all melted. The butter and sugar should cool the milk to lukewarm.

In that time, the yeast and water should have become foamy.  Mix the milk mixture, eggs, salt and half of the flour until smooth.  Slowly add the rest of the flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

Turn out dough and knead (or use dough hook on your mixer).  Then lightly grease large bowl and put dough in it, turning greased side up.  Cover with a warm damp dishcloth and let rise till double, about 1.5 hours.

Punch down dough and divide in quarters.  Roll each quarter into a 9×15 rectangle.

Brush each quarter with 2-3 tablespoons melted butter.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixed together.

Use a sharp knife to cut into nine slices.

Arrange in greased pan. Cover with a clean, dry dishtowel and let rise till double.

When size has doubled, bake at 350 – 375 until golden brown. Top with glaze or cream cheese frosting.