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Easy, delicious, homemade cinnamon rolls.

An easy and delicious recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising time for dough1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnabon, Cinnamon, Cinnamon rolls, Sweet treats, Teatime treats
Servings: 18 Large rolls

Ingredients

  • 720 g Flour
  • 125 ml Granulated sugar
  • 2 xl Eggs
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 80 ml Butter
  • 1 packet Dry yeast
  • 2,5 ml Salt
  • 5 ml Vanilla essence

Filling

  • 80 g Butter
  • 250 ml Soft brown sugar
  • 45 ml Cinnamon

Frosting:

  • 100 g Cream cheese
  • 60 ml Butter
  • 375 ml Icing sugar
  • 2,5ml Vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in your mixer's bowl.
  • Gently melt the butter in the milk by warming it in your microwave. Place aside to cool down.
  • When the milk and butter have cooled down add it together with the eggs and vanilla to the flour mixture.
  • Using the dough hook of your free-standing mixer, kneed the dough for 6 minutes or until elastic. (My dough seemed a bit dry so I added a very small amount of lukewarm milk.
  • Remove the dough hook and cover with a moist cloth. Place the dough in a warm place to rise. My kitchen was cold and I needed more time than the original recipe called for to rise. About half an hour will do.
  • Roll out your dough on a floured surface and pull the corners to form a rectangular.
  • Melt the butter for the filling and spread over the dough with a brush.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the dough.
  • Roll the dough length-wise into a sausage.
  • Cut the roll into 3cm pieces with a sharp knife and place on a baking sheet.
    Cinnamon rolls
  • Let your dough rise again for 30 minutes. I left mine for almost an hour. My reward was beautiful large rolls that doubled in size.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden in color.

Frosting

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Once the rolls come out of the oven spread liberally over the hot rolls.