Everyone loves a good cinnamon roll but let’s face it, they aren’t a quick and easy treat to make. Good, homemade cinnamon rolls take time, a little bit of skill, and are truthfully a labor of love.
I took some time during our recent Ohio snow storm to perfect my cinnamon roll recipe! It only took me half the day, but now I have the perfect jaw dropping recipe to share with you!
If you’ve got some time on your hands let’s get started! If not, save this recipe for your next slow day.
Sunday Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
- 3/4 Tablespoons Yeast
- 1 Cup warm milk
- 1/3 Cup melted butter (real butter)
- 2 chicken eggs or 1 duck egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
- 4 Cups bread flour
- In a large mixing bowl add yeast and warm milk. Let sit for a few minutes until yeast is activated (the mixture will start to look foamy).
- Once yeast is activated, add sugar, melted butter and eggs. Mix with wooden spoon until combined.
- Add salt and bread flour to mixture, stir with spoon until well combined, scraping flour from bottom and sides.
- Sprinkle flour on flat surface and knead dough by hand for roughly 5-8 minutes. This allows the proteins in the dough to break down and gives you that elasticity your looking for.
- Using a rolling pin, roll dough out into a rectangular shape that’s about a 1/4 of an inch thick.
- Sprinkle on cinnamon roll filling (recipe below)
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons cold butter cut into small cubes
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* You can combine the filling ingredients in a small bowl or sprinkle on top of dough one at a time. Spread it evenly on dough covering all surfaces. *
7. Once the filling is sprinkled on top of the rolled out dough, starting from the top of the dough, roll dough into a tight log and pinch the ends together.
8. Starting from the left, cut out cinnamon rolls 1 1/2 inches wides. Place 1/2 inch apart in greased baking dish.
9. Proof unbaked cinnamon rolls in the oven on your proof setting or at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also proof them in a warm spot in your home or covered on top of the oven while it heats up. The timing in this step can vary greatly. Prepare to proof them for 30-90 mins or until almost doubled in size.
10. Once proofed, take cinnamon rolls out of oven and heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oven reaches temperature, bake cinnamon rolls for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown.
11. While still warm, pour on a generous amount of glaze! (recipe below)
- 1/4 C butter
- 2 1/2 – 3 Cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1tsp of vanilla extract or maple extract
- 1-3 tablespoons of milk for desired consistency
* Heat glaze ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat until you reach your desired consistency. Pour onto cinnamon rolls while still warm. *
If you manage to find the time to make these scrumptious cinnamon rolls, make sure your family thanks you and at least cleans up the kitchen!
Worth all the work!