Who doesn't love a good cinnamon roll? I have mentioned in past posts how different foods bring back old memories and cinnamon rolls play a big roll in my memories. If anyone reading this lives or has been in the US they will understand the smell of huge, massive, tasty cinnamon rolls luring amongst the food court of nearly every shopping mall. I mean these cinnamon rolls were the size of your head and would come in any combination possible. I myself, veer toward the classic tastes of most food groups, and this definitely being one of them. When sharing let's just say the fastest one who gets their turn to the center of the cinnamon has won hands down.
I am not a sweet person but give me a cinnamon roll with a side of a cappuccino and I'm one happy lady.
I am not much of a baker and tend to get quite frustrated at times, but I have to say these turned out just as I had imagined.
They seem like they would be quite a bit of work, but they truly aren't and you can make an entire pan within a couple of hours and have only spent a third of what you would have spent for one cinnamon roll at the mall.
Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone in the kitchen is my Motto. Baking being the big one, but as I've said before these will give you no regrets. Fluffy, full of sweetness, and just oozing with flavour. You have to try these out and serve them for breakfast or even afternoon tea, if you are into that kind of stuff.
1 cup whole milk
2 tsp dried yeast
1/3 melted butter
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
250 g powdered sugar
250 g cream cheese
1/3 cup butter, melted
In a large bowl add milk, eggs, butter and mix. Add dried yeast and stir gently. Cover and allow it to activate for about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl add flour, sugar, salt, and the yeast mixture and stir with a wood spoon. Once all mixed cover and set aside for about 1 hour or longer, the dough should double in size.
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Fatten a baking dish with melted butter.
Flour the surface of your counter lightly and add the dough mixture. With a rolling pin roll out and create a long rectangle.
In a small bowl mix together sugar, cinnamon and butter.
Place the sugar mixture on the dough and spread evenly. Carefully roll the dough until you have one long piece. Cut in even slices and place in the baking form.
Bake for about 20 minutes or golden brown.
In a small bowl create your frosting by adding cream cheese, sugar and butter. Pour over the baked cinnamon rolls.