Cinnamon Rolls

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Hello everyone! Are you craving some sweets now? Oh, who doesn't, right? :D Well this one is to die for. Perfect squishy, delicious, sugary, full of cinnamon buns. They take probably half of your day to do, but if you want to impress someone with an amazing dessert you got it spot on. 

The ingredients for the buns are divided - first measurements for making the yeast solution; the other ingredients with just one number you add after first 30 minutes of rising. Also you have to read the directions for the filling really carefully. Now we've made the mistake once or twice and you have to believe that it actually makes the rolls taste not that good. If you mix in the butter with sugar and cinnamon you will get a mixture that is hard to spread on the dough. That's why you should first spread the butter on the dough and then sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar.


The recipe makes about 24 medium rolls, so it's definitely a winner for family gatherings, just cozy afternoons or house party with your friends. Personally I like to cut them into smaller portions to tell myself that they will last longer. But as you can see on the photos and figure out that sometimes they don't stay covered with foil for the day, because all the time someone grabs one or two. But that's the reason you must make them to make everyone happy, as well as your tummy filled with that fluffy delicious sugar.  Haha or if you're feeling quite bad you can eat it for breakfast, because why not? Balanced diet is called "balanced" for a reason ;)


Recipe

Prep time
2 h 30 min
Cook time
20 min
Total time
2 h 50 min 
Servings: 24 buns
Recipe type: dessert, breakfast

Ingredients

Cinnamon rolls
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp + 70 g sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 3/4 cup whole milk, lukewarm
  • 3 tbsp + 500 g plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 75 g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
Cinnamon sugar filling
  • 80 g butter, melted and cooled
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 3 - 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
Cream cheese frosting                   Note:  all ingredients must be in room temperature!
  • 60 g butter
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 140 g cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp whole milk

    Instructions
    1. In a small bowl crush the yeast, add 1 tbsp of sugar and 1/4 cup lukewarm whole milk and mix to dissolve the yeast. Add 3 tbsp of flour and quickly mix to avoid clumps. Cover with clean cloth, set aside in warm place and let rise for 30 minutes.
    2. Mix the following ingredients with the yeast: flour, sugar, milk, salt, eggs and as last melted butter (but not hot!). Start kneading the dough, until you get a soft and quite elastic ball of dough. In a separate bowl, sprinkled with flour on the bottom and sides, put in the dough covering with the cloth. Set aside in warm place for 1 1/2 hour.
    3. When you have just about 5 - 10 minutes left you can get your hands on preparing the filling. First, in a microwave melt the butter and let it cool so it's not too hot. In a separate (!) bowl mix brown sugar with ground cinnamon. Set aside.
    4. On a prepared surface, sprinkling with a small amount of flour, roll out the dough into a rectangle shape 45 x 35 cm (18 x 14 inches)
    5. Spread the butter on the dough, sprinkle evenly the cinnamon sugar. Carefully try to tighty roll up the dough and situate seam down. Cut your huge roll-up into a 4 cm (1,5 inches) sections and put in a bigger baking pan, on a baking sheet. Don't worry if they're touching each other, it's actually better! And last time cover with the cloth and let it rise for 30 minutes.
    6. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350F)
    7. When the buns have doubled in size it's time to bake them for 20 minutes. 
    8. In the meantime, when you're not that bored with waiting another minutes, you can prepare the frosting. Beat together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract. Add the cream cheese and beat again. Add one tbsp of milk at a time, while mixing and stop when you're satisfied with the consistency.
    9. Take the cinnamon rolls out of the oven and let them cool just for 10 - 15 minutes, until they're still quite warm. Using a piping bag cover them with a generous amount of the cream cheese frosting.
    10. Voilà, you can serve the masterpiece still warm.

    Are you still with us? Haha, we hope you are! Believe us that those few hours spent in the kitchen are really worth it. Especially, when it's just you who's going to devour the buns ;)
    As always please remember to share your photos using #foodiesisterspl !
    Love,
    Karo & Domi x

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