They did indeed honeymoon at the Lodge, and started their journey together. Finally, Jumer's Castle Lodge has since closed, and that bride who no longer resides in Peoria, Il decided to create her own version of those cinnamon rolls in honor of their upcoming 30th anniversary.
These are just as good as I remember, if not better.
Jumer's Inspired Cinnamon Rolls(Makes 40 1-inch Rolls)
2 1/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast
1/4 c. Warm Water
1 1/2 c. Organic All Purpose Flour
1 c. Organic Whole Wheat Flour
4 1/2 tsp. Organic Sugar
4 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 c. Cold Goat Butter
1/2 c. Cold Water
1/4 c. Melted Goat Butter, cooled
1 T. Cinnamon
1/2 c. Organic Sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
Place the yeast in the warm water and mix. In another bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut the butter into pieces and add to the flour. Mix with your hands breaking up the pieces and working in quickly until the mixture resembles course gravel. Add the yeast mixture and cold water mixing with a fork until roughly together. Finish bringing it together with your hands and make four balls of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Take out a large sheet of parchment paper and place on the counter. Lightly flour the paper and a rolling pin. Roll out each piece of dough into a very long thin rectangle. Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with 3-4 teaspoons of the the cinnamon sugar. Tightly roll up the dough starting with the long side. Pick up the roll and place into the pan seam side down. Repeat with the 3 other dough balls, and place each roll right next to each other in the baking pan. Make slices 1 inch apart with a sharp knife, slicing deeply, almost all the way to the bottom of the pan. Brush the top of the rolls with butter and sprinkle with about 4 tsp. of sugar.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool to luke warm and separate with a spatula. Serve in a bowl by itself or basket with assorted breads.