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What is a good recipe for Nana's cinnamon rolls?

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While there are several recipes for Nana's cinnamon rolls, one from the Food Network is standard. This recipe takes 30 minutes of preparation and yields eight cinnamon rolls.

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Use nonstick spray to coat a large mixing bowl. Dissolve 2 packages dry yeast in 1/2 cup warm water, letting the liquid stand for five minutes.

Beat together 4 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons salt. Use a whisk to add the egg mixture into the yeast water. Slowly add 1 cup flour, mixing until the mixture is smooth. Add in 1/2 cup melted butter, and then gradually add 4 cups flour, kneading until a stiff dough results.

Place the dough into an greased mixing bowl, cover the bowl with a towel and place it in a warm area. Let the dough rise for one hour or until it doubles in size.

Sprinkle flour onto a cutting board, punch down the risen dough and roll it out to form a rectangle. Spread 1 stick of melted butter on top of the dough. Cover the butter in 3/4 cups brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup raisins. Roll the dough into a large cylinder, and then cut the cylinder into eight equal pieces. Place the rolls in a greased pan, and set them aside until the rolls double in size.

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, and then drizzle with a glaze made of 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

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