Cinnamon Rolls

About this recipe:

  • yields 12 medium-large rolls
  • soft, sweet, cinnamon rolls
  • quick rise yeast
  • whole or 2 % milk needed
  • simple steps

The Method:

first a very simple dough is made with yeast, milk, flour, sugar, salt, butter, and an egg. It is kneaded until smooth and elastic-like to the touch, and then rested for 1 hour.

While resting a sweet and simple filling of cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and granulated sugar is prepared.

Once risen, the dough is rolled into a large rectangle and spread with the topping. It is then rolled into a log and sliced evenly. Now it rests a second time to further grow into large cinnamon roll!

lastly, the rolls are baked and topped with a simple icing sugar/water glaze and ready to enjoy!

The Recipe:

1 hr 15 mins~25 mins~ 1 45 mins
Yields 12 rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 cup whole milk (could use 2% is you had to)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • (1) 0.25 oz or 2 Tbsp package active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

In a microwave safe bowl or in a sauce pan heat the milk to a point just before it is boiling, just as it it steaming but not yet boiling. In a large bowl whisk the milk, yeast, butter, and sugar and cover with a towel for 5 minutes. Then add the egg, flour, and salt. Once a ball forms, lightly flour a work surface and knead the dough for ~10 minutes. place back in well oiled large bowl, cover and let rest for ~ 1 hour.

Prepare the filling by mixing all four ingredients in a bowl; the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and butter.

Once the dough has doubled in size, roll it out into a large ~16 x 5 inch rectangle and evenly spread the filling over the entirety of the rectangle. roll from the longer side into a log.

Slice about 1 1/4 inch rolls with a knife and place in oiled or parchment line baking dish. Let rise another 3o minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees F for ~25-30 minutes or until golden.

Cool, slice, enjoy!

Happy Baking!

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