SOFT AND DELICIOUS CINNAMON ROLLS

If you’re looking for an easy, soft and fluffy dough recipe, look no further! I have it right here for you! This dough recipe can be made in a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment and doesn’t need to be kneaded. You can make cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls or bread out of this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • For the dough:
    • 600g Flour (Type65)
    • 10g Active Dry Yeast
    • 10g Salt
    • 50g White Sugar
    • 200g Butter (unsalted & softened)
    • 200g Milk
    • 2 Eggs
  • For the filling:
    • 150g Butter (unsalted & softened)
    • 250g Brown Sugar
    • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • For the glaze:
    • 1½ cups Powdered (icing) Sugar
    • 1 tablespoon Butter (soft)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons Milk

HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON ROLLS FROM SCRATCH

In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the milk, eggs, yeast, flour, salt, sugar and butter. Using the dough hook, mix all the ingredients together on a low speed. Once all the ingredients are combined, turn the speed up to medium and allow the dough to mix for about 8-10 minutes. The dough should come aside cleanly from the side of the bowl once it is ready.

Transfer the dough to a large, clean mixing bowl that is coated with a little flour and cover with cling film or clean tea towel. Allow your dough to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once it has doubled in size, lightly flour your surface and roll the dough out into a large rectangular shape. The dough should measure about 30cm x 42cm.

For the filling mix the butter, sugar and cinnamon together with an electric mixer or a whisk and spread it onto the dough. Starting with the longer side, roll the dough by slowly pushing the dough forward onto itself and in the end, you should end up with a long, log type dough roll. Using a sharp knife or a pastry scraper, divide the dough into either 12 large or 24 small even rolls.

Place the dough rolls evenly into a baking tray, leaving some space in between each roll and allow to rise again for 20-30 minutes. At this stage you can preheat your oven to 190°C/370°F. Prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until you have a pouring liquid consistency.

Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes (depending on their size), but you will know that they are ready once the tops have turned a nice golden brown. Remove from the oven and pour over the prepared glaze while they are hot.

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