what did i do wrong
i cookd a recipe for some cinnamon rolls. it called for flour yellow cake mix and two packs of quick dry yeast. but my dough didnt rise to double its size as the recipe called for after 45 minutes. im thinkn that 1.my water was hot not warm when i mixed the 2 cups in and 2. the stainless steel bowl it was riseing in in my cool kitchen may have stuntd the riseing..the coolness not the bowl. the cinnamon rolls turned out good as far as flavor an for the first time to ever make dough and roll it out with a rollin pin i thought i was ok. but fresh out of oven the bread felt more like the density of cold biscuits than fresh cinnamon rolls. they were suppose to rise once in the bowl (double in size) and then again after i made the roll and cut it an put it in the pan (double in size again) before cooking. i took some to a couple friends today and they thought they were good but i stll think that to eat them you need to back themwith some milk cause the dough was just tooo stiff. any advice?