Sweet Treats

Wonderful Cinnamon rolls!

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.

Prep time: 2 hrs
Bake Time: 14 mins
Time to Make It: 2 hrs 14 mins
yield: 12 cinnamon rolls
Ingredients:
Dough
  • 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
Filling
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Glaze
  • 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.

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Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs.
  2. Add in flour A little at a time. Using a dough hook, turn the mixer on to a low speed.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Punch down the dough and roll into a 12inch by 18inch rectangle.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the slices onto a lightly 9×13 pan. Cover and let rise 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake the rolls for about 14 minutes, until just kissed with brown on top.
  9. 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.

 

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