Sweet Buttery Cinnamon Rolls
You got to try these cinnamon rolls…. they are moist, sweet, buttery, and filled with cinnamon glaze. It feels like they just melt in your mouth and the cream cheese icing is a winner. What else can you ask for? Moist, sweet, and buttery… that’s a combination sent from heaven. My mom didn’t make these often when I was a kid… but I do remember her making them a few times and we would eat them after dinner for dessert of course with a cold glass of milk on the side. Man….. milk with cinnamon rolls? Did I say breath taking good? Toe curling…. finger licking, lip smacking good? These are so good you might find yourself gulping them down like a hungry person who hasn’t had a good meal in weeks. I like to break off a warm piece of roll and dip it into the milk sometimes… uhn uhn uhn!!!! Who said there wasn’t an heaven on earth? And no… this is not exactly a healthy recipe but good dessert isn’t suppose to be healthy…. the key is moderation folks and it’s for pleasure purposes….. Im sure 1 day of bad eating won’t stretch your waist line too far…. but be warned.. these can be addicting so a taste test might turn into you eating 1 full cinnamon roll… 1 roll might become 2, and before you know it you’ve eaten the whole dish to yourself…. These are amazing. I don’t make them often but when I do they never last long.. they’re just such a pleasure to eat and they make me happy. No matter what im going through in my personal life, these things right here man are therapy…. they’ll brighten up your day no matter how dark it is.. they’re really just that good and the full detailed recipe is below so check them out you’re going to be amazed how good they are.
1. Rolls: Ok so first we’re going to focus on making the rolls. So what you’re going to do is get a big bowl or dish and coat it well with oil. Rub oil all up down and around the sides of the bowl or dish.
2. You’re going to get a small bowl.. and to that bowl you’re going to add warm water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar, then sit it aside. Do not stir it in just add all the ingredients to the bowl and put it to the side.
3. You’re going to melt your butter….. And to another big mixing bowl you’re going to whisk together your melted butter, egg, milk, and 4 tbs of sugar. Make sure you stir everything in very well.
4. In a separate bowl, combine and whisk 3 cups of flour and salt in together really well.
5. So what you do now is take 1/2 of the flour mixture we just combined and add it to the sugar, butter, milk, and egg we just whisked together. With your hand mixture, blend in all in together for about 1 minute or so.
6. Ok so once it is nice and smooth, you’re going to add your yeast mixture from earlier, the remaining flour, and blend it again until you’re left with a big elastic ball of dough.
7. Place the ball of dough into the oil coated bowl. Roll the ball of dough over a few times, making sure all sides of the dough is well coated with oil. Cover it with plastic wrap and sit it aside for 2 hours.
8. Filling: So now we’re going to focus on our favorite part, the sweet part. And we’re going to make our filling. Now most people don’t make their filling like this… they do heat it up at all. What most people do is apply room temperature butter to the dough we’re about to roll out in a few, and sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon. But I like to melt my butter and cinnamon together and add it to the dough in the form of a glaze. Im unique guys so I do everything a bit differently from most. I just wanted to let you guys know that we were doing it differently so that this step doesn’t confuse you because i’ve had people ask me why do you need a skillet to make cinnamon rolls hahahaha. Ok so get your skillet and place it over medium heat. Add your butter, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and cinnamon, then stir in well. Cut the fire off once it melts into a thick silky glaze.
9. You’re now going to create the dough for our rolls…. so what we’re going to do first is pour a 1/2 cup of flour onto a flat surface. You will notice that the dough after 2 hours has risen and has little air pocket throughout the sides. That’s completely normal so don’t worry. Place the dough onto the flour coated surface and coat the dough with some of the flour. Press the dough with your hands to flatten it a bit, then roll it out into a rectangular shape with a rolling pin.
10. Next, pour your thick sikly cinnamon filling onto the dough, leaving about 1 inch of space on the sides.
11. Afterwards, you’re going to sprinkle the top with an additional 1 tbs of brown sugar.
12. Cut off the excess ends of the dough, leaving about an 1/2 inch of glazeless dough on the sides.
13. Rub one end of the dough down with water, the end the rolling will end on. Tightly roll the dough until it’s fully rolled up as shown in the picture below. Following these steps can be a bit tricky and hard to understand sometimes… we’re not all good at taking instructions in written form so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this recipe….. there’s a video tutorial to give you a visual on what to do in case these instructions aren’t comprehensible for you.
13. Ok so now you’re going to coat the bottom and sides of a baking pan with butter.
14. Cut the rolled dough horizontally into however many cinnamon rolls you desire. I cut them 8 times to create 9 cinnamon rolls. When you’re done cutting them into cinnamon roll shapes, place the cinnamon rolls into the baking pan.
15. Cover the cinnamon rolls with plastic wrap, then sit them aside for 45 minutes. We do this so that they rise a bit more….to maximize the fluffiness of the rolls.
16. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
17. After 45 minutes, remove the plastic wrap. You will notice that they’re larger in size….Add 1/4 cup of butter to the top of the rolls, then place in the oven. Bake them for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
While Baking move onto the next step….We’re going to now create a frosting for our cinnamon rolls. This is homemade frosting recipe but you can always be lazy and use some of your favorite store bought frosting if you like.
18. Frosting: To a bowl, add your confectioners sugar, butter, cream cheese, and vanilla. Blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Afterwards, add milk, then blend for 45 seconds. If the frosting is not as loose as you like it, continue adding an additional teaspoon of milk until you reach the desired consistency. Some folks like cinnamon rolls with a thick frosting… others like me prefer a thinner frosting so add more milk if you prefer it thin.
19. Once the cinnamon rolls are done, pour the frosting onto and around the sides of the cinnamon rolls. I make sure to rub the frosting onto the sides of the rolls because I want the sides especially to be nice and soft. As cinnamon rolls are cooking, the sides can harden a bit but don’t worry about certain parts of the rolls coming out a bit crispy.. just add the frosting and it will moisten and soften it up trust me…. This is another reason why I prfer thin looser frosting… it gives it most moisten and further softens the rolls. Plus it ends up thickening up as they chill anyway. Guys have fun making these bad boys. They are easy to make but they do require a little time and patience.. great things aren’t made fast… rome wasn’t built overnight was it? Hahahaha well it does take a few hours to get these done if you want them made correctly… so have patience, you’re going to enjoy these babies they are so good.
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