Sorry I don't have a picture of Papa's cinnamon rolls yet. We got a late start on them this morning and they are still in the process of baking! =)
So, for Alison and anyone else interested, here is our cinnamon roll recipe. I would give credit if I could but we have been using this recipe for at least ten years so I have no idea where the original came from.
½ cup warm water
2 packages of yeast
2 Tablespoons of sugar
3 ½ oz package of vanilla pudding
½ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups (or more) AP flour
1 cup softened butter
2 cups brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
8 oz block of cream cheese
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
Combine water, yeast, and sugar. Stir until dissolved and set aside
Prepare pudding according to package directions. Add butter, eggs, salt and mix well. And yeast mixture and blend.
Gradually add flour, knead until smooth, adding more flour as necessary so dough isn’t sticky.
Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
Punch down dough and let rise again.
Roll on floured surface to 34x21. Take the one cup softened butter and spread over surface evenly.
In bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of butter.
Roll tightly. Then with knife, notch dough evenly every 2 inches. Cut into rolls.
Place on lightly greased sheet two inches apart. (Or for easier cleanup, use parchment paper.)
Press lightly on each roll then cover to let rise to double size.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
To Make Frosting:
Place softened cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, & milk into mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread over slightly warm rolls.