About this recipe:
- yields 12 medium-large rolls
- soft, sweet, cinnamon rolls
- quick rise yeast
- whole or 2 % milk needed
- simple steps
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!
|1 hr 15 mins||~25 mins||~ 1 45 mins|
- 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!