I’ve always wanted to make cinnamon rolls and when I was home for a couple of days I decided to give myself the task of mastering this sweet, sweet treat. Little did I know, that it was only a matter of kneading dough, waiting, finishing and baking. Easy peasy cinnamon roll squeezy! And I promise you, with this recipe, written in the simplest of steps, you can make these damn good cinnamon rolls yourself!
Dough - part one
- 500 ml warm milk
- 120 gr melted butter
- 100 gr sugar
- 1 bag yeast
- 525 gr flour
Dough - part two
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp salt
- 96 gr flour
- 180 gr soft butter
- 140 gr brown sugar
- 16 gr cinnamon
- 4 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1,5 tbsp water or milk
Place all the ingredients for the first part of the dough on your countertop.
Mix the melted butter, warm milk and sugar together. Pour over the yeast and let it sit for one minute.
Add the flour and stir it through.
Cover it with a cloth and let it sit for one hour.
Mix all the ingredients for the second part of your dough together. Stir it through the first part of the dough once the hour is done.
Cover your countertop with extra flour and roll out your dough until you have a big rectangle that's about 1 cm thick.
Spread the soft butter all over the dough rectangle.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Add the cinnamon.
Take the long side and start rolling it quite tight until you form a long roll of cinnamon and dough. Chop of both ends.
Divide the big roll in 12, or maybe even 16, equal parts.
Prepare a baking tin (I used two) and place as much cinnamon rolls as possible in it, with their 'open' side up.
Cover them with some foil and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven on 180 degrees Celsius and bake your cinnamon rolls in 30 minutes.
For the frosting: mix the powdered sugar with the milk (or water) and drizzle it over your cinnamon rolls once they have cooled down just enough.
I know it looks like quite a long recipe but that’s only because I simplified the steps. When you start following them, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make these delicious treats.
Try to serve them warm but seeing as you might have 12 to 16 of them, I can reassure you: they are every bit as good when they are cold. Just top them off with a new drizzle of the frosting and you’re good to go!