Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Final Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

Smooth, fluffy cinnamon rolls, smothered in a thick, luxurious layer of candy vanilla cream cheese frosting. My entire household goes wild for these. Excellent for breakfast (you’ll be able to in a single day show them), brunch, afternoon snack, or dessert!

Overhead image of a baking dish filled with cinnamon rolls, topped with cream cheese frosting. One cinnamon roll has been removed.


  • Add the milk and butter to a microwaveable bowl and warmth for about 1 minute, stirring as soon as, midway by means of heating, till the butter has JUST melted. The milk ought to really feel heat, however not scorching. Alternatively, you’ll be able to warmth in a saucepan, with the butter, till simply heat.

    180 ml (¾) cup full fats milk (entire milk), 60 g (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • Pour the nice and cozy milk and butter within the bowl of a stand mixer. (*Be aware 2)

  • Add the sugar, yeast, egg and egg yolk. Combine collectively for just a few seconds, till simply mixed. I do that with my dough hook, so I haven’t got to vary out the mixer attachment later.

    55 g (¼ cup) granulated or caster sugar, 2 ½ teaspoons simple bake dried yeast, 1 massive egg, 1 egg yolk from a big egg

  • Add the flour and salt into the combination and blend once more, on a gradual setting (so the flour does not fly out) utilizing the dough hook, for about 30-60 seconds, till mixed.

    360 g (3 cups) sturdy white bread flour, ¾ teaspoon salt

  • Flip up the velocity to medium, and knead the dough, with the dough hook attachment for 10 minutes. The dough needs to be sticky (this stickiness now will lead to softer cinnamon rolls later).

  • Take away the mixer bowl from the stand mixer and canopy with cling movie (plastic wrap) or a wax wrap.

  • Go away the dough to show/rise in a heat place (a heat room) for 60-90 minutes, till the dough has doubled in dimension.

  • Line an oblong baking dish – approx. 11.5 inches x 8.5 inches with baking parchment. I exploit an oblong pyrex dish.

  • Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of the flour on a clear work floor and tip out the proved dough. Sprinkle the highest of the dough with the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour.

    4 tablespoons flour

  • Form the dough, utilizing your fingers right into a rectangle, approx 16×10 inches, with the longest facet closest to you (parallel to the sting of the work floor)

  • Unfold the butter everywhere in the high of the dough rectangle, proper as much as the sides, utilizing the again of a spoon.

    60 g (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • Combine collectively the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it everywhere in the butter. You need to use your fingers to make sure it is unfold evenly.

    90 g (⅔ cup) mild brown sugar, 2 tablespoons floor cinnamon

  • Fastidiously roll up the dough, from the longest facet, rolling it away from you.

  • Use an extended piece of pure cotton or unflavoured dental floss to chop off the very ends of the rolled up dough, on either side. It will guarantee the remainder of the cinnamon rolls are neat and even (*Be aware 3).

  • Now use the cotton to slice the dough roll into 12 even cinnamon rolls.

  • Prepare the cinnamon rolls within the ready baking dish in order that they’re evenly distributed (4 rolls by 3 rolls).

  • Cowl the dish with clinfilm or a wax wrap and depart to show/rise for an additional 30-60 minutes, till they’ve elevated in dimension (the rolls ought to all be touching after this rise).

  • Preheat the oven to 170C/340F.

  • As soon as the cinnamon rolls have risen, take away the clingfilm and place within the oven.

  • Cook dinner for 20-22 minutes, till mild golden brown.

  • In the meantime, make the cream cheese topping.

  • Place the cream cheese in a big mixing bowl and provides it a whisk (electrical or guide whisk is ok) to loosen it up.

    180 g (6.3 oz) full fats cream cheese

  • Add the softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla bean paste and whisk once more (begin gradual, so the confectioners’s sugar does not fly out), till you’ve got a clean cream cheese frosting. Put to 1 facet.

    70 g (4 ½ tablespoons) unsalted butter, 180 g (1 ½ cups) confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • When the cinnamon rolls have completed baking, take away from the oven and depart to chill for five minutes.

  • Spoon the cream cheese frosting on high of the still-warm cinnamon rolls (doing this whereas it is nonetheless heat will make sure the cinnamon rolls keep beautiful and mushy).

  • Serve heat or at room temperature.

✎ Notes

*Be aware 1 – Tip for bringing eggs as much as room temperature Place your eggs in a jug or bowl of heat water. The water needs to be a comfortable heat tub temperature, that you may comfortably put your hand in.
Go away the eggs in for five minutes and they need to be prepared to make use of.
*Be aware 2 – Haven’t got a stand mixer? You’ll be able to combine the components collectively in a bowl, utilizing a wood spoon or your fingers, till it comes collectively. When it is time to knead the dough, drizzle 1 tablespoon of flavourless oil on a clear work floor and tip the dough out.
Rub your fingers with slightly little bit of oil and knead the dough by hand for 8-10 minutes.
Why are we kneading in oil as an alternative of flour?
  • Cinnamon roll dough is a sticky dough. Including extra flour to the dough will make the dough harder and drier.
  • Utilizing oil will cease the dough from sticking to your fingers and the work floor, and can nonetheless guarantee you’ve got a pleasant moist dough.
You’ll be able to nonetheless use flour in terms of shaping the dough after the primary rise. *Be aware 3 – Do not throw away the ends of the rolled up dough Save the top items you chop off and bake them too. They’re your cooks deal with!
I place them on a small baking tray and bake them concurrently the cinnamon rolls, on a shelf beneath. They’re smaller, in order that they’ll be slightly darker on the finish of cooking time, however nonetheless totally scrumptious!
Have a bread proving oven? You probably have a bread proving oven, you’ll be able to cut back the general proving time.
For the primary show, use full steam on the bread-proving perform and show for half-hour.
For the second show, use full steam on the bread-proving perform and show for 20 minutes. Storing As a result of the topping accommodates cream cheese, I choose to retailer these cinnamon rolls within the fridge. As soon as the cinnamon rolls have cooled, cowl them and refrigerate for as much as 3 days.
They may agency up slightly within the fridge, so I like to position particular person cinnamon rolls within the microwave and warmth for about 15-20 seconds to heat them by means of barely and make them fluffy once more.
Do not warmth by means of for any longer, or the cream cheese frosting will soften.
Making forward You may make these cinnamon rolls forward, so you’ll be able to have them recent for breakfast within the morning.
Make the rolls, as much as the purpose you add the rolls to the baking tray. Then reasonably then leaving them to show, cowl them and place within the fridge in a single day.
Take out of the fridge within the morning, and place in a heat room for about 45 minutes – they need to rise slightly throughout this time (preheat the oven throughout this time too).
Then bake as per baking the directions.
The cream cheese frosting will be make as much as three days forward, then lined and refrigerated till prepared to make use of (you should utilize it straight from the fridge). Freezing – unbaked You’ll be able to freeze the unbaked cinnamon rolls within the tray, lined. 
Defrost in a single day within the fridge. As soon as defrosted, take out of the fridge and permit to return as much as heat up at room temperature for 45 minutes (they’re going to rise slightly throughout this time), then bake as per the baking directions.
The cream cheese frosting will be make forward and frozen in an hermetic container too (it freezes properly because of the excessive fats content material, so do not be tempted to make use of low fats).
Defrost in a single day within the fridge and it is prepared to make use of.
Freezing – baked You too can freeze the cooked cinnamon rolls in an hermetic container. They will not be pretty much as good as freshly made, however they nonetheless hit the spot! Defrost in a single day within the fridge then as soon as defrosted, reheat particular person cinnamon rolls within the microwave for about 15-20 seconds to warmth by means of and fluff up. You’ll be able to freeze the cooked cinnamon rolls with out the cream cheese frosting or with the cream cheese frosting.
If freezing with the cream cheese frosting, the frosting will take in into the cinnamon rolls barely.
I prefer to make slightly further frosting after I’m making the cinnamon rolls (the frosting will be frozen too), so I can add to the defrosted and warmed cinnamon rolls simply earlier than consuming, however that is non-compulsory.
Like your cinnamon rolls greater? Divide the rolled up dough into 9 items as an alternative of 12 and bake in a sq. baking dish.
They will want about 2-3 minutes longer within the oven to cook dinner by means of.
Recipe Inspiration This recipe was impressed by Monique’s recipe at Formidable Kitchen. I first began out making Monique’s scrumptious recipe just a few years in the past and I’ve adjusted bits right here and there alongside the best way. Dietary info is approximate, per cinnamon roll.


Energy: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 6gFats: 20gSaturated Fats: 12gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 5gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 81mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 109mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 668IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg

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