Homemade Cinnammon Rolls

When I posted on my stories a few days ago about me and the kids making the cinnamon rolls, I got a lot of eyeballs on it. So here is the recipe. Its not my recipe, I saw it on Buzzfeed Tasty. I always thought that they were pretty difficult to make but it turns out its pretty easy. You just need to knead the dough which makes the rolls super moist and wonderful. I am a desi so I knead dough for the chapatis so I reckoned that it would be as easy as pie and honestly its nothing like that because the flour is different and the yeast gets activated more if you knead the dough more making it more dry making rock like rolls was not my intention so here goes.


Warm up 2 cups of milk, it should be warm to the touch and not burning hot. When you put your finger in, it should not burn you. Mix together the milk, 1/2 a cup of Granulated Sugar and 1/2 a cup of Butter. Then sprinkle a packet of Yeast on top and let it rest for 10 minutes. Its best to do this in a warm kitchen. Add 4 cups of plain flour to the milk mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon. And cover the dough with cling film and leave it to rest for an hour, till the dough has doubled in size.

The recipe calls for round baking pans. I used a pie dish which were generously buttered. Now to make the FILLING, in a bowl mix together 3/4 cups each very softened butter at room temperature and not microwaved I must add, mix in light brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of Cinnamon. And set it aside.

KNEADING: Remove the cling film from the dough and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of flour and mix with a wooden spoon. Tip it on to a floured clean surface and knead for almost 10 minutes till the dough is soft to the touch. Adding more flour as necessary so the dough stops sticking to your hands and the surface. The dough should be very smooth and spring back when poked. 

Spreading Cinnamon Butter on Roll

Roll the dough out into a 1 cm thick rectangle, shaping it by a scraper or a knife. Then spread the filling and roll it into a...Roll. (I have found to cut it with dental floss rather than a knife as it cuts it better and does not ruin the shape).

Place them in the pans and leave it to rest for half an hour again. This second proving is very important, it makes the dough fluffy.

Now heat the oven at 180 degrees, bake the rolls for 25 minutes or until they have golden brown tops. And leave it to cool for 10 minutes then top them up with frosting.

Mix together 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 4 tablespoons of warm milk, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2 Cups of Powdered/Icing Sugar. You can substitute heavy cream for milk. Mix all of it together and you have frosting.
Pour it over the cinnamon rolls and there you have it. Enjoy for a luxurious breakfast on a wintery morning.  I hope you like this recipe. I honestly thought it required eggs but it doesn't. And its a lovely recipe, the buns come out very nice and soft.

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