Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
by Bill Avery | on February 21, 2012
I hope you enjoy this easy cinnamon rolls recipe. It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning snack.
|Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 or 2 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
5 cups flour (divided into 2 parts)
1 pkg (1/4 oz) instant yeast
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
In a small container gently warm the milk along with 1 stick of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the vanilla and the salt. Don’t bring to a simmer, warm just enough to melt the butter. I used a microwave 2 minutes on high then let sit til butter is melted and milk is warm.
Meanwhile measure half the flour into the bowl of a stand mixer along with the yeast.
Add the warm melted milk butter mixture to the flour, beat with a paddle attachment until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until smooth before proceeding.
Switch to a dough hook and add the remaining flour. Knead until a soft dough forms that is no longer sticky to the touch, about five minutes.
Rest the dough in a warm place, covered in a lightly oiled bowl until it doubles in size, about one to two hours. Knock the dough down and let rest for a few minutes.
Meanwhile thoroughly mix together the ingredients for the filling.
Flour your work surface, the dough, your hands and a rolling pin. Roll out the dough into a long rectangle shape, about 18×12-inches.
Evenly spread the cinnamon butter over the top of the dough leaving an inch or two uncovered along one long edge. This will help a seal form. Roll tightly into a long cigar shape from the covered long edge to the uncovered long edge.
Brush the outside of the log with melted butter. Slice the dough log into 12 sections.
Turn each on its side and position evenly in an appropriately sized lightly oiled baking pan.
Rest, uncovered, until the dough doubles in size again and the rolls swell into each other.
Meanwhile preheat your oven to 350?. When the dough is ready, bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
When cooked take them out of the oven but let them sit to cool in the pan for a few minutes before turning them out onto a rack to cool otherwise all that liquid sugar with leak out onto your counter top. When the cinnamon rolls have cooled enough to handle stir together the glaze ingredients and drizzle all over them.
Mix all ingredients together.
Stir together the glaze ingredients and drizzle all over the cinnamon rolls after they have cooled.
PS: If you want extra flavor and have the time after resting the dough for 2 hours punch it down and place in a cover bowl in the refrigerator overnight.
PPS: Let me know how it goes.