Prove me wrong, but I think there is nothing better then when you eat a homemade cinnamon roll! The freshly baked, warm cinnamon smell coming from the oven... Oh, how amazing is that?!
I have two types of cinnamon rolls I simply can't resist - ever!
First one, of course is the one I make, and that you can make also, after you read this blog and watch my YouTube tutorial, it is easy! And everyone can make it!
Second one is store bought, but not any store, I should say bakery to be precise. It is OLE&STEEN, if you ever have a chance to come across this bakery do not walk by, go and buy cinnamon social, it is something that should be accessible to everyone, and I don't know what is their secret, but I love them!
But let's go back to the one we can make at home. :)
Don't be afraid to try this, no matter how skilled you are in the kitchen I believe you can pull this one off!
For this recipe you will need following ingredients:
For the dough:
1 tbsp dry active yeast
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/4 cup lukewarm water
4 tbsp melted unsalted butter
100 ml lukewarm milk
90 g caster sugar
pinch of salt
400 g plain flour
For the cinnamon sugar filling:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp melted unsalted butter
For the icing glaze:
4 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
110 g cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Start by activating the yeast, combine sugar, yeast and water together and set aside for 10 mins, until it forms a foam.
Using electric mixer or standing mixer combine butter and milk, add yeast mixture and mix for 2 min.
Start adding sugar slowly, then add one egg. Add the salt and half of the flour to start with, slowly add the rest making sure it is not forming any lumps. When you have added all the flour, knead the dough for 7-10 mins. You'll see how it will start to form a nice ball. After that, transfer the dough to the floured surface and knead using as little flour as you can until it doesn't stick anymore.
Use a clean bowl, spray lightly with some oil and place the dough inside, cover and let it rise until doubled in size, for about 1 h.
Meanwhile, prepare the cinnamon sugar mixture by combining brown sugar, caster sugar and cinnamon in one small bowl.
When the dough has risen, place it again on a floured surface and roll out to a nice rectangular shape, spread the butter on the dough, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and roll.
Using a dental floss (the best method to cut nicely without squishing the dough) cut the rolls out, you should get 8-9 cinnamon rolls from this mixture.
Butter the baking dish and sprinkle some sugar, place cinnamon rolls inside and cover for second rise.
To speed up the second rise you can preheat your oven to 50 C and place cinnamon rolls inside, making sure that the oven doors are slightly opened.
While they are rising, you can prepare icing:
In a medium bowl mix butter, add cream cheese and vanilla extract and mix well. Add powdered sugar and continue mixing until you get a nice smooth icing.
When cinnamon rolls are doubled in size, they are ready for baking. Bake them on 180 C for 30-45 min, making sure to cover them with alu foil when they start turning brown on the top.
Cool the for 30 min after baking, glaze with icing and serve! :)
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