Home made Cinnamon Rolls! An absolute favorite in my household! This is one of the first recipes that I had posted when I started my blog. I promised a few that I would post the recipe one more time though so here it is! The recipe itself is quite complex to excecute but the finished result is rewarding…believe me!
- 400 grams of all purpose flour (3 -4 cups)
- 4 Tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 and ½ sachets of instant yeast
- ½ cup (120ml) water
- ¼ cup (60ml) milk (I use full cream)
- 50grams of unsalted butter
- 1 large egg (room temperature)
- 3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons of grounded cinnamon
- ¼ cup (50grams) brown cane sugar (or plain, whichever you prefer)
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of either milk, coffee, cream, juice or marmalade
- So, first we make the dough! Set aside 1 ½ cup of flour. In a large bowl add the 2 and ½ cups left with the sugar, salt and yeast and give it a good mix so the dry ingredients combine well!
- Heat the water, milk and butter in a small saucepan or in a microwave and let it cool down before pouring it into the dry mixture. Add the egg and remaining flour which we set aside earlier!
- On a lightly floured bench, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. An extra half cup of flour is the most you should add if the mixture is too sticky! Then, place your dough in a lightly greased bowl and let it rest with a towel on top for 10 minutes.
- At this point, preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.
- After the time has passed, roll the dough out into a rectangle (approximately 35*20cm) Evenly spread the softened butter on top, mix the cinnamon and sugar, then drizzle all over the butter.
- Roll up the dough lengthwise and cut into even pieces (it should make about 12) so don’t cut the rolls larger than 3cm! Place in a greased 22cm round pan.
- Turn off the oven, and about 5 minutes after you’ve done so, place the rolls inside and let them rise until they are doubled in size!
- This will take approximately an hour! Once they have risen, turn the oven on to 180 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown!
- Once you remove your buns its important to glaze them immediately so they can absorb the moisture. For a thicker glaze, you could add more icing sugar!
- Serve hot and enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee!