Cinnamon Rolls - by Taste & Flavors

CINNAMON ROLLS

BY THE PESTO GODMOTHER
Serves 1 | Prep/cooking 30 mins
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup milk, warm not boiling
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 5 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons quick rise yeast
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 3 ½ cups (about) all purpose flour
  • A big pinch of salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 50 gr or more butter at room temperature
  • 110 grs Philadelphia cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
PREPARATION

1. Combine ingredients of the Yeast Mixture (milk, sugar, melted butter and yeast) in a bowl. Give it a quick stir and let stand for 5 mins until yeast is activated.

2. In the meantime in a bowl sift the flour and salt. Make a small well and add the egg.

3. Add the activated Yeast Mixture to the flour and egg and mix with your hands. Once a sticky dough is formed sprinkle flour on a clean surface, tip the dough, sprinkle some more flour and start kneading until you end up with a soft and silky dough.

4. Place dough in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray, cover loosely with cling film and a kitchen towel and leave to rest and rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until double in size.

5. When dough is ready, roll It into a rectangle. Brush the butter with a spatula on the dough and the sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon (that you will have mixed together in a small bowl. Check ingredients For the filling section).

6. Roll the dough tightly and then cut into even slices, 12 to 15.

7. Arrange the rolls in a baking dish. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.

8. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Bake till golden brown.

9. While the rolls are baking place all the icing ingredient in a bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Store in your fridge till ready to use.

10. Let the rolls rest for 5 minutes before covering with the icing.

11. Serve warm.

TIP: for extra moist rolls I add a bit of heavy cream on top of each just before they go in the oven. Yum!

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