Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

Dough:

1 ¼ cup milk, just above body temperature

2 ¼ tsp (1 pkg ) instant dry yeast

¼ cup sugar

1 large egg at room temperature

¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

¾ tsp salt

Filling & Assembly:

⅔ cup packed light brown sugar

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted


Glaze:

Ingredients:

1/2 cups icing sugar

2 or 3 Tbsp Milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

Directions:

Sift icing sugar add 2 tbsp milk and vanilla. Mix until the glaze is lump free.

Add the remaining milk if you want a thinner glaze.

Tip:

Pour the icing sugar glaze over the cinnamon rolls right after they came out of the oven.

Directions:

Dough

1. For the dough, measure all the ingredients into a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon, or blend in a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment until evenly combined. If mixing by hand, turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes, or if in a mixer, knead for about 3 minutes. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Filling & Assembly:

1. For the filling, stir the brown sugar and cinnamon together and set aside. Have the melted butter ready.

2. Turn the risen dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a rectangle about 18-x-12 inches. Brush the entire surface of the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon brown sugar mixture. Roll up the dough from the longer side and then cut the roll into 12 pieces. Place these into the prepared pan, evenly spaced, cover with plastic wrap or tea towel and let rise for an hour.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C).

Uncover the risen rolls and bake them for 40-45 minutes, until they are a rich golden brown.Pour the glaze. It is recommended to cool them for 15 minutes in the pan before inverting to serve. 4. The Cinnamon rolls are best served the day they are baked.

Tip: If you want to enjoy the Cinnamon roll first thing in the morning, prepare the rolls to the point of cutting the dough and putting them in the pan, then cover and place in the fridge overnight. Take the rolls straight from the fridge and place in a cold oven. Set the temperature to 350 F (175 C) and bake for 45 minutes. By the time the oven gets to temperature, the Rolls will have raised the perfect amount.

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