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One Bowl Bread

Today I wanted to share this amazing one bowl bread recipe.  I have had so many great memories associated with this recipe.  The first memory that comes to mind is bringing cinnamon rolls or bread to our my dear friend Todd Wuergler.  Unfortunately he died in a tragic motorcycle accident back in June of 2014.  The Wuergler’s ARE family to us, as my hubs grew up with Todd, and over the years we’ve stayed close to them and watched their children grow.  Lots of great history between our families. 

My hubs on the left, sweet Todd on the right.
Todd was a wonderful guy who loved good food…and he always made me feel like I was the best baker in the world.  I ALWAYS loved bringing him warm bread and rolls.  Plus he’d always make me smile and feel better about myself than I probably deserved.  He is greatly missed by our family, but today I wanted to celebrate him by giving this recipe and tutorial to his darling daughters who have been asking me for awhile how to make their dads favorite cinnamon rolls.  So today, this ones in honor of him.  

So before I start crying, here’s the recipe.

Super simple ingredients –

6 cups Warm Water

1 cup White Sugar

6T Active Dry Yeast

2T Salt

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

16 cups Better For Bread Flour or All Purpose Flour.

Grab a BIG OLE’ Bowl and add the water and sugar.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  

Sprinkle 6 T of Yeast over the top and stir just a little and then let that sit about 4-5 minutes until bubbly. 

Look at that bubbly Yeast.  That looks like it’s ready for the next step!  So now you’re gonna add the oil and salt. 

 Stir that in with a wire whisk and then add 4 cups of flour.  Stir that in and add 4 more cups.

Now I switch out the whisk with a wooden spoon because it’s getting to heavy to stir. Add 4 more cups mixing in and then 2 more cups.  Then turn that mixture out onto a floured surface for kneading.

Start kneading and adding 1c of Flour to keep it from being sticky.  You’ll want to knead until smooth.

Then place that into the same bowl you started with.  Ain’t nobody got time to clean lots of dishes. 

Now cover and let rise until double.  About 30 minutes.

When it’s risen to the top of the bowl punch it down and turn it out on a floured surface.

At this point, I cut the dough in half lengthwise. Then I use one half for cinnamon rolls and the other half I half again and shape into two loaves for bread.  You can do all Bread (4 loaves), or all cinnamon rolls, or any combo you like.  This recipe is QUEEN.  

Place the loaves directly into a preheated 350 degree oven to bake for about 40 minutes.  If you were smart and chose the cinnamon roll route, then you’ll now roll the other 1/2 of the dough out.

Spread 1 1/2 sticks (12 T) unsalted butter that has been softened all over the dough.  Then sprinkle about 1/2-1 cup of white sugar over the top.  Sometimes I will do 1/2 c white and 1/2 c brown sugar.  Just depends on my mood.  My husband likes the brown sugar combo so that’s what I usually do.

Then sprinkle cinnamon all over the top.  I roll my rolling pin over the top with light pressure to push it into the dough, then start rolling it up!

Then I cut that long log in half and start slicing (with a bread knife) and placing the rolls into a sprayed 11×17″ pan.

Look at that!

I cut them about this width. Now cover the pan of cinnamon rolls and let them start rising until the bread is out of the oven.  I got 15 rolls into my pan.  

Breads done!  Now take the bread out of the pan and rub a stick of SALTED butter all over the top and sides.  Let cool and then wrap in Reynolds wrap or slice and place in large storage bags.

Now it’s time to start making the icing for the cinnamon rolls.

Place 4 c Powdered Sugar in a bowl and add softened 4T Unsalted Butter, 3 ounces  Cream Cheese. Then  add 1t Vanilla & 1t Almond extract.  If you don’t like almond flavor just add 2t vanilla.  Lastly I add 1t cinnamon then blend that together with a hand mixer and add whole milk one tablespoon at a time until my desired consistency is reached.  You want it a little thicker than cake icing because you’re gonna spread it over hot rolls.  

See?!  These are divine!  

So, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.  Man, my home smells divine.  I sure hope you’ll try this recipe today!  Nothing’s better than homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.  Trust me.  

Here’s a free printable recipe card for you.  This card is the 1/2 batch version.  Just double it for the recipe above.  

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