Hello everybody! I love cinnamon rolls to the extent that i can eat them for the rest of my life after pizza of course! Back story once i ate three cinnamon rolls back to back, i’m very proud of myself for admitting that.
Many mornings i debate with myself not to drive to Dunkin Donuts or Cinnabon to get a cinnamon roll, and i have lost that battle many a times. So alas i decided to try to make these bad boys at home, so there is no need for me to have an early morning debate, and just walk over to my fridge heat one up and eat it, simplifying life thats what my motto is. Apparently the calories which come with it, its safe to say i won’t recommend this dietary plan to anyone whose on a diet.
Okay so here is how you make a classic cinnamon roll, pre-warning, they are not that hard to make by that i mean you do not need a baking degree but just patience which is key because it does take a while to prep the dough.
Ingredients Needed to make the dough;
- 1 Package of Dry Yeast
- 3/4 cup whole milk (If you don’t want to use whole milk, almond milk can be a good alternative)
- 1/4 cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups of All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 cup of Melted Butter, to brush over the top before baking
- 1/4 cup of Unsalted Butter, melted which will go in dough mixture
- 1/4 cup of Water, warmed but not too hot
- 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
Ingredients For the filling of the cinnamon roll
1/3 cup of Unsalted Butter, make sure its at room temperature
3/4cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp of Ground Cinnamon
And for the filing you’ll need;
- 1/4 cup Icing sugar
- 1 tbsp Butter again room temperature
- Milk warm
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Okay so here is how you make the dough:
Take a small bowl pure some warm water in it, not boiling hot because then the yeast won’t be able to do its magic, and add a tsp of sugar and the put the yeast in it the whole packet set aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
Take a separate bowl and add in 2 cups of flour an egg, the 1/4th cup sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla essence mix together and add the yeast mixture and mix with the help of a wooden spoon or in a standing mixer with the dough hook attached. After mixing a bit add the remaining 2 cups of flour and mix again till you have dough, if the dough is sticky just dip your hands in water and give it a nice pat from all the sides till its considerably less sticky.
Next take a big bowl oil it all with vegetable oil or butter whatever seems good to you and put the dough in it in the shape of a ball and cover it with polythene paper and let it rise for 2 hours. In that time it will double in size and if it doesn’t rise then God help you! Just kidding google what you should do in case it doesn’t rise 🙂
After the dough has risen, clean your counter put some flour on it so the dough doesn’t stick too much and then flatten out the dough into a big rectangle, now you can keep it as thin as you want if you prefer thinner crust, its all up to your preference.
In a bowl mix the brown and granulated sugar and the cinnamon powder. Take the butter and brush it onto the flattened dough, and sprinkle on the dry mixture on top of the dough
Next up roll the dough as shown below in the picture nicely tucking it so its not that loose, mine was a bit loose but considering it was my first time i get a pass!
Then cut the dough in small equal piece, doesn’t really matter if they are unequal i mean whose measuring?
Next up take a pan which you’re going to bake these in and glaze the pan with butter, i used the big paint brush type thingy for all the glazing and oiling. Fun fact its called a pastry brush and i know this for a fact because i just googled it (here is proof of my search:what is the big brush thing called used in cooking?)
Moving on nicely put the cinnamon rolls in the pan and brush them using your ‘pastry brush’ with butter, and then put them in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes till they are golden brown, oh and preheat the oven before hand as well 🙂
After you’ve taken your rolls out make the glaze, all you need to do it take the icing sugar, vanilla extract, butter and beat it by a beater and then add 1 tbsp of warm milk keep beating it, and keep adding milk till you get a runny consistency and pour it on top of the rolls
NEXT: EAT THEM!
How i’d sum up my love for cinnamon rolls :
We’re only getting older baby
And I’ve been thinking about you lately
Does it ever drive you crazy
Just how fast the night changes
Everything that you’ve ever dreamed of
Disappearing when you wake up (if any of your siblings or your mom eats your cinnamon rolls )
But there’s nothing to be afraid of
Even when the night changes
It will never change me and you
I really need to go eat a cinnamon roll right now!
Thanks for reading 🙂