Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

IMG_1959IMG_1947Yesterday I decided to make cinnamon rolls. I never made them before so I thought it would be a nice challenge. I was going to make about 20 rolls but when I wanted to put the last 5 rolls in the oven things got bad. I heard a weird sound and all of a sudden there was a lot of smoke coming out of the top of the oven. Luckily the electricity cut off so there wasn’t any damage (besides a broken oven) but the smell that came with the smoke was HORRIBLE. It smelled like burned plastic and I can still smell it when I walk into the kitchen even though it happened yesterday. I still had 15 good cinnamon rolls and I can tell you, they are delicious. It takes a lot of time to make them (they have to rise twice for 50 minutes) but it’s totally worth it. Here’s the recipe:

The dough:

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Ingredients

  • 500 grams (4 cups) flour.
  • 10 grams (1 tbsp) yeast.
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) granulated sugar.
  • 10 grams (1 tbsp) salt.
  • 240 grams (1 cup) milk.
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) unsalted butter.
  • 2 whisked eggs.2
  1. Stir the flour, yeast, sugar and salt together in a big bowl. Add eggs and milk and mix together (you can do this with your hands). If everything is mixed into a sticky dough add butter.
  2. Knead everything together till you have a dough that’s not sticky or damp anymore. This takes a long time (about 10 minutes) so this is a nice little workout. If the dough stays damp you can add a little flour.
  3. Make a ball with the dough and put it into a bowl that’s greased slightly with oil and cover the boil with cling film. Set aside (preferably somewhere warm) for 50 minutes till it doubled in size. (Here’s a picture of my dog waiting for the dough to rise)

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The Filling

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Ingredients

  • 30 grams (1/8 cup) unsalted butter.
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar.
  • 1,5 tbsp cinnamon.56
  1. Grease your workspace with a bit of oil and put the dough on it. Press the air out of the dough and cover up with cling film. Let rest on your workspace for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile melt the butter and mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together.
  3. Roll out the dough into a rectangle or triangle (depends on the shape you want).
  4. Brush the melted butter on the dough and then put the sugar/cinnamon on top.
  5. Roll the dough into a roll (you get the point) and then cut into 20 pieces.
  6. Put the pieces on a greased baking tray, cover with cling film and let rise for another 50 minutes.

Baking

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (256 °F).
  2. Bake the rolls in 25 minutes till they have a gold/brown color (remove the cling film before you bake).

The Frosting

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Ingredients:

  • 30 grams (1/8 cup) unsalted butter.
  • 125 grams (1 cup) powdered sugar.
  • 1,5 tbsp vanilla extract.
  1. Melt the butter and mix together with the sugar and vanilla extract. If the frosting is too thick you can add a bit of water.
  2. Drizzle the frosting over the rolls and you’re done!IMG_1945

I know this is a slightly different post than I normally do but I had a lot of fun making this. I hope you liked it!

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