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Amish Cinnamon Rolls

  • 720 min
  • 40 min

Submitted by William Hewins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


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

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 well-floured board. Knead until no longer sticky. Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness in a rectangle shape. Brush dough with soft butter.

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed nuts

Mix well. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over dough. Beginning at wide side, roll up, and seal seam. Cut 1-inch slices. Place on well-greased cookie sheet. Let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.

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