Everything I Dough, I Dough it for you
I am so excited to drop my first recipe on the blog! Scout's honour...these cinnamon rolls are the BOMB! I've altered and meshed various recipes together until I created the most perfect recipe for perfect cinnamon rolls EVERY TIME! With us deep in a province wide shutdown, the only thing left to do is bake! So grab your ingredients and let's get to baking!
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For the dough
👩🏾🍳 3/4 cup of warm 2% milk
👩🏾🍳 2 3/4 teaspoon of quick rise yeast
👩🏾🍳 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
👩🏾🍳 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
👩🏾🍳 1/4 cups of melted salted butter
👩🏾🍳 3 cups of all-purpose flour
👩🏾🍳 1/4 teaspoon of salt
For the filling
👩🏾🍳 2 cups of dark brown sugar
👩🏾🍳 1/4 cup of unsoftened butter
👩🏾🍳 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
For the frosting
👩🏾🍳 1 medium size container of regular cream cheese
👩🏾🍳 1 3/4 cup of powdered sugar (can add more if you like it a bit sweeter)
👩🏾🍳 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Now Let's Get Down to Business
1. In a bowl, combine your warm milk and yeast. Give that a quick stir, cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit for 15 minutes.
2. Mix in egg, egg yolk, sugar, and melted butter until they come together as one
3. Time to strengthen your shoulders; stir in salt and flour. Viola! Your dough is starting to form!
4. Put your back in to it! Knead your dough for about 5-8 minutes on a well-floured surface
5. Time for your dough ball to take a trip back to the bowl it came from. Cover with a plastic wrap and a hot towel. Give your dough ball about an 1 hour and 30 minutes to become its best self
6. On a well-floured surface, roll out your dough ball into a rectangle (it doesn't have to be a perfect rectangle, try your best). Roll until it is about half an inch in thickness.
7. Spread softened butter all over your dough rectangle, except for the border of the rectangle, no butter there.
8. In a separate bowl, combine your cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon goodness all over the buttered rectangle and gently pat it into the dough
9. From one end, tightly roll the dough up. Try to avoid any of the cinnamon magic falling out from the sides
10. Most likely you will have to cut off the ends of your giant roll. Afterwards, you are going to cut the cinnamon log into two finger width pieces with a sharp knife
11. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper with butter. Place your perfect rolls in the pan (MAKE SURE THE ROLLS TOUCH EACH OTHER), and we're gonna do a repeat; cover with plastic wrap, a hot towel and allow them to grow into their full potential for 45 minutes
Now if you've been paying attention, whats in front of you should look something like this
12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless you want to burn your kitchen down, take off the towel and plastic wrap and bake for 20-25 minutes. You want them to be a beautiful golden brown colour along the edges. They've been through a lot so allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before frosting
This is what they look like straight out of the oven and before the frosting!