Recently I was reading the blog of someone who had just gotten a new bread machine, and she asked for recipe ideas. I use my bread machine all the time, and have put a lot of recipes to the test. And by far, my family's favorite is cinnamon bread (or rolls). This is a recipe my mom gave me, but I tweaked it just a bit to meet our needs. When I make this, it doesn't stick around for more than a day. The boys beg and beg for more. And soon, alas, it is all gone.
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp. honey
4 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. gluten
1 tbsp. yeast
Put all ingredients except the yeast in the bread machine in the order listed. Make a small well in the center and add the yeast. Process on the DOUGH cycle.
Remove dough from machine and divide in half. Roll out each half. Dot with butter and sprinkle w/ sugar/cinnamon. Roll up and either slice into rolls (will fill a 9x13 inch pan) or into bread (will make 2 loaves of bread). Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake at 375* for 15 - 20 minutes.
If desired, drizzle a simple glaze of 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar, 2 tbsp. milk, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
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