First of all this recipe makes 4 batches. So I made one into cinnamon rolls, one a loft of bread, and two into dinner rolls. I got this recipe from a lady in my ward who taught an Enrichment night on how to make yummy homemade bread. This is a little bit of work but so worth it!!!
2 T. Yeast
1/2 t. sugar
1/2 cup warm water
Place theses ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside to proof yeast
in a large mixing bowl combine:
5 to 7 cups of wheat flour
2 T salt
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup honey
5 cups hot water (110 degrees)
Let it sit for 8-10 minutes then add,
5 to 7 cups white flour (for a total of about 14 cups of flour) Sometimes it is easier to save the last 1-2 cups of flour to use to knead in.
Mix well. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes on floured board or countertop until dough is smooth and elastic.
Place in a oiled bowl, flip to lightly coat with the oil. Cover with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap. Place in a warm place away form drafts to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Just until dough had doubled in size. Split the dough into 4's. Follow the directions below for cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, or a loaf of bread.
Roll dough into a rectangle. Spread softened butter all over the top. Sprinkle with brown sugar evenly (leave 1/4" around outer edge clean). Sprinkle with cinnamon, raisins (before hand place this in a bowl cover with water and let sit. Drain and dry before sprinkling on dough), and pineapple (I had never had pineapple on cinnamon rolls before and it was pretty good. Don't know if I will do it again). Roll dough into a log length wise. Using dental floss to cut slices (about 12). Place slices into a buttered or greased 9 X 13 pan. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, just until lightly browned. Cool and cover with frosting.
Divide dough into 12 equal sections, roll into balls, place into buttered or greased pie plate to 9 X 13 pan. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Place in a well greased bread pan. Cover and let rise until dough in slightly above pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour or longer depending on your oven. Let bread coll completely on a cooling rack before packaging.
Some of my notes: That is a lot of bread for me and my family so before doing the 2nd rise I froze the dinner rolls. I cook them a couple of days later. When I go them out of the freezer I let them thaw and then did the 2nd rise and followed the directions from there. They turned out great!!! The cinnamon rolls are awesome!!! We eat the rest the next day and they were still just has good.
This is totally 5 stars!!! The best bread we have ever had!!!