I love a challenge. Although I am sure you know that by now. And I can never say no. You probably know that already too. So when I got this innocent looking email from Mrs. M. asking : "Do you have any great recipes that would mimic (almost duplicate) Mezonos rolls? Preferably cinnamon?", I bet you know what I was busy doing...
Mezonos rolls are basically another term for Fan Tan Rolls, and when I grew up "Mezonos Rolls" were a staple item in the story called "My Childhood." So, of course I was up for the challenge! I can't say these are exactly the same, but man are they good, so who really cares, right?
Fan Tan Rolls
1 cup warm milk or apple juice
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
extra melted margarine or butter margarine for stacking
Pour milk into a large bowl. Add the yeast and sugar. Let sit for a few minutes until the yeast begins to bubble. Add the flour, eggs, margarine and salt. Knead for about 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about an hour. Roll out the fan tan rolls as indicated in the video below. For cinnamon rolls, sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar, mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon before stacking.