Tres Vite Cinnamon Rolls

(For those of you who aren’t tres French, tres vite means very fast)

5 Tbs. shortening
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder

Combine above ingredients by cutting with two knives until the shortening is in pea-sized crumbles.

1 cup milk

Combine milk and flour mixture with a wooden spoon until stiff, but don’t over stir. Form into a ball. Flour a cutting board. Roll the ball into a 18×10 inch rectangle.

Sprinkle the rectangle with:

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 Tbs. cinnamon

Roll lengthwise (from one long end to the other long end.) Using a long thread of dental floss (not used!) slide the floss under the roll at one-inch intervals. Cross the floss over the top of the rolls and pull down like you are tying a shoe (this cuts it without having it compacted). Place each roll on a 9×13 greased pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

Putting these together took Julia and me 20 minutes.

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