Amish Cinnamon or Caramel Rolls
This caramel roll recipe is so delicious! The caramel sauce is just right and the rolls have a good amount of cinnamon, not too much, not too little. Or if you prefer the cinnamon style rolls with frosting, you will just love this frosting recipe. And did I mention they are just yum?
This recipe includes a very unique ingredient that is the key to making these cinnamon rolls such a wonderful texture. If you are a big fan of Amish recipes or if you have ever paged through an Amish cook book, you might already know what this ingredient is.
Amish Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
What You Need:
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoon yeast
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup+ 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large mashed potato or about a cup of instant mashed potatoes
- 6 cup all-purpose flour
- brown sugar
- melted butter
Mix together 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons yeast, and 1 cup warm water. Let it sit in a separate bowl while you mix up the rest of the dough.
Mix together 2/3 cup sugar, the eggs, 2/3 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and the mashed potato.
Next, blend the above together with a mixer. Make sure the clumps of mashed potato are good and mixed in (if you used fresh potato).
Then mix in the flour. Mix in about 2 cups at a time. The mixture will be pretty dry when you finish. Add in the yeast mixture about 1/3 cup at a time. Keep mixing and kneading until all the yeast mixture has been used and you have a nice , fairly easy to handle dough with a good stretch to it.
Let the dough sit in a warm place and rise for about 1 1/2 hours.
Take the risen dough out and knead it again until it’s smooth. Then roll it out to about 1/4 inch or so thickness. Cut 1 inch strips with a knife in the dough. Brush on melted butter.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on to the strips of dough.
Roll up the strips and place in a greased 9×13 baking pan. Let the rolls rise in a warm place for about an hour. Before you bake brush more butter on the tops. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until the dough is done. Don’t worry, the dough will still be a little bit “doughy” feeling but it is cooked.
Make a caramel sauce by melting 1/2 cup butter in a sauce pan and cooking it over medium heat with 1 cup brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this over the warm rolls.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Get the recipe for The Best Cream Cheese Frosting here.
Have you ever tried Amish Cinnamon Rolls?