Hello Cakers and Bakers!
I know what you’re thinking, “finally! A recipe not cake related!” Yeah… As much as I do love cake I admit it can be a bit much sometimes. So I decided to mix it up with some mouth watering cinnamon rolls.
This treat is perfect for a Sunday brunch or just to treat yourself. Also make sure you guys read the instructions before baking! This isn’t a 30 minute recipe.
- 1 cup warm milk**
- 1 tbsp instant dry yeast
- 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tsp salted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup salted butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup salted butter, softened
- 1 to 1½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
*I used almond milk for this recipe and there was no change in taste.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs.
- Add in flour A little at a time. Using a dough hook, turn the mixer on to a low speed.
- Once the flour starts to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to a medium range. The dough mixture should be tacky, but not stick to your hands. It should be soft. Add more or less flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet. Punch down the dough and roll into a 12inch by 18inch rectangle.
- Brush the dough with ½ cup melted butter. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of the melted butter. Roll up tightly lengthwise so you have one long roll. Use plain dental floss or a sharp knife to cut the dough into 12 one-inch slices.
- Place the slices onto a lightly 9×13 pan. Cover and let rise 30 to 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake the rolls for about 14 minutes, until just kissed with brown on top.
- While the cinnamon rolls are baking, make the cream cheese glaze by using a hand mixer to whip together cream cheese and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Whip in powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add enough milk to achieve a drizzle-like consistency.