To make Food Network's recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, dissolve 1/4-ounce package of yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup scalded milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 egg. Add 2 cups flour, and mix. Add the yeast mixture, and mix in more flour until the dough is easy to handle. Knead the dough on a floured surface for five to 10 minutes, and cover in a greased bowl for one to 1 1/2 hours.
When the dough has doubled, roll it out into a 15x9-inch rectangle. Spread 1/2 cup melted butter on the dough. Mix 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over the dough. If desired, sprinkle 3/4 cup raisins, walnuts or pecans. Roll up the dough, and pinch together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
Grease a baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon rolls close together, and let rise for 45 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes.
Mix 4 tablespoons butter, 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 1 teaspoon hot water at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over the rolls.Learn more about Desserts