Hello everybody! Today I’m going to share with you the cinnamon rolls recipe I have been picturing on instagram. I am sorry that I couldn’t share on January, I am having a hard time finding a space in my daily schedule to write all the recipes I am preparing everyday.
Since today I had the time, here it is. This recipe can be prepared in round pie trays like this, not the kind that are disposable, but the rigid ones. It does two trays of nine medium size rolls and you can top them with cream cheese glaze for a sweet flavor that adds to the perfection of such cinnamon goodness.
You will need a stand mixer, a spatula, a rolling pin, glass bowls, a whisk and plastic wrap to cover the dough while its rising; parchment or wax paper is optional. Now that you’ve got all your baking accessories, let’s get started!
A recipe that will bring a soft fluffy batch of cinnamon rolls in 4 hrs.
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
3 hr 20 min 3 hr 20 min
For the dough
1 cup whole milk
3 Tb butter
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 envelope yeast
1 ts of salt
Non stick oil spray
For the Filling
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
For the glaze
1/2 pkg cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 ts vanilla
For the Dough
- In a glass container pour the milk with the 3 Tablespoons of butter and heat it until the butter melts, about 40 seconds in a microwave.
- Pour it in a stand mixer bowl and add the sugar to the warm milk, mixing with the paddle attachment.
- When it cools down some and it’s just lukewarm dissolve the yeast.
- Add the egg, flour and salt and beat until the dough starts to stick to the paddle. The bowl should have no residue.
- Change the paddle for the dough hook and knead for 10 min, in the lowest speed or until the dough feels smooth and elastic. Additionally you can knead by hand in a floured surface to obtain the elastic texture.
- Prepare the bowl where you will let the dough rise, spraying oil inside and turn on the oven 350 fahrenheit degrees for 5 min.
- Turn off the oven.
- Place the dough in the bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel and place it inside the oven. Let the dough rise for an hour.
- After an hour the dough should have doubled the size.
TO FORM THE ROLLS
- Flour a flat surface and roll out a rectangle with the help of a rolling pin.
- Spread the liquid butter on top of the rectangle dough.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter, leaving a 1/2 inch margin all around
- Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the sugar.
- Roll the dough into a log starting on the longer side.
- Prepare the round tray where you will bake the rolls spraying some oil.
- Turn on oven to 350 fahrenheit degrees for 5 min.
- Cut 1 1/2″ segments of the log and place them in the baking tray. You can use a regular knife or a thread, whichever works best for you.
- Cover the baking trays with plastic wrap and place them inside the warm oven for an hour or until the rolls double their size.
- After an hour, remove the plastic wraps from the baking trays and bake them at 375 fahrenheit degrees for 20 min.
If you prefer, you can use waxed paper for the bottom of the tray before placing the rolls. Just place the tray on top of a piece of wax paper, trace the bottom with a marker, cut the line with scissors and place the circle of wax paper on the bottom of your trays.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
For better explanation and to illustrate the directions, I’m going to share with you some pictures that hopefully will help you to get great results with this recipe.
Leave the rolls inside a warm oven for an hour, but don’t turn your oven on yet.
After the rolls are risen, remove the plastic wrap and turn on the oven at 350℉ and bake for 20 min or until golden brown.
In the meantime you can prepare the glaze in a small container whisking the cream cheese (room temperature), the powdered sugar and vanilla.
When the rolls come out of the oven, let them cool down and spread the glaze.
Enjoy these cinnamon rolls recipe with a delicious cup of coffee and a friend to boost your mood in a cold winter day!
Did you like the recipe? I would love to hear about your outcome trying this baking adventure. Share and comment any kind of questions!
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