Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are the best i have ever had! They are nice and soft and moist,loaded with cinnamon flavor. This is what a real cinnamon lover needs! image Now,let me tell you how i entered the baking world, and how this huge baking addiction started! It all started with cinnamon rolls! I was watching some youtube videos and saw a video on cinnamon rolls. image That took me straight back to childhood, as i used to eat cinnamon rolls all the time when i was a little kid. But then i could never find them anymore, so i moved on and forgot about them. image So when i saw that video, i knew straight away that i had to make them, and so i did. And ever since i have been making cinnamon rolls again and again. And i slowly began to explore the world of cakes,cupcakes,cookies etc.. I remember the first time i made these rolls,they ended up small,but they tasted perfect. And over time i have only made better cinnamon rolls. These rolls are a nice big size,soft and pillowy,with an amazing cinnamon loaded filling,and ofcourse a yummy cream cheese frosting. Perfect,isn’t it? image When i eat these fresh-out of the oven, milk is a must! It just goes really well with the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls. Speaking of milk, i added 1 tablespoon milk to the frosting,but you can leave that out if you want. image These cinnamon rolls will keep nice and fresh for about 4-5 days in an air tight container,but they will rarely last that long, i am sure they will all be gone by day 2!  

Cinnamon Rolls

  • Servings: 10-16
  • Time: 2 hours + 30 minutes
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Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 1/2 cup butter.
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • 4 cups all purpose flour.
  • 2 teaspoons instant active dry yeast.
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
  • 2 medium eggs.
  • A pinch of salt.

For the filling:

  • 2/3 cup butter,softened.
  • 1/3 cup sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon.

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese,softened.
  • 1/4 cup butter,softened.
  • 2 cups powdered sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon milk,optional.

Directions:

  1. To make the dough : In a medium sauce pan,add in your butter and milk.Heat on medium high until butter is melted,set aside and allow to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl,add your flour,yeast,sugar and salt and mix well.Add in your cooled butter mixture and your eggs.Mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on your working surface and knead the dough for a few minutes.Place your dough in a greased large bowl with some oil.This will make it easier to take the dough out later.Let the dough rise for 1-2 hours in a warm spot.
  4. To make the filling : In a medium bowl,mix your butter,sugar and cinnamon with a spatula.
  5. Roll your dough into a large rectangle on a well floured surface. Spread your fillng evenly over the rolled dough. Roll the dough into a log shape and cut into desired size.You should get about 10-16 rolls.Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper,leaving some space between the rolls.
  6. Preheat you oven to about 220 C (428 F), cover the rolls with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
  7. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 15-20 minutes.Allow the rolls to cool about 5-10 minutes before frosting.
  8. To make the frosting : Cream together your cream cheese and butter for about 2-3 minutes. Sift in your powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add in your optional milk and give it a good stir.
  9. Frost the cinnamon rolls and serve while still warm. Enjoy!

Cinnamon rolls (dough+filling) adapted from justcook.tv (in danish).

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