Amish Cinnamon Rolls

This morning I made amish cinnamon rolls (using amish friendship bread starter), well, technically I started them last night.  They were very good, and I think a good base recipe to play with a bit.   I followed the recipe exactly this morning, but am looking forward to messing with it a bit and making it my own.  But for now, this was a fantastic start 🙂

Here’s the recipe….

Amish Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup amish friendship bread starter
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Spectrum brand non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


Combine flour, milk & starter and let sit at room temperature overnight or for 10-12 hours.  Stir down.

In a separate bowl, combine sugar, egg, shortening, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

Add both mixtures into a bowl all at once to stir down.  Pour dough out on a well-floured board.  Knead until no longer sticky (I kneaded in an approximate additional 1 -1 1/4 cup of flour).  Roll out to 1/2-inch  thickness in a rectangle shape.   Combine 1/4  cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1/2 cup crushed nuts.  Sprinkle over dough.  Beginning at the wide side roll up and seal the seam.  Cut into 12  1 inch (approx) slices.  Place in well greased 9 x 13″ baking pan.  Let rise 30 minutes (you will not notice much difference in size at the end of the 30 minutes).

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.   Glaze as desired.

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