Ingredients for cinnamon roll
- 2 cups (345g) refined flour
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp instant yeast (1 packet)
- 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
- 1/4 cup (60ml) water
- 3 Tbsp unsalted Butter
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tbsp (45g) unsalted butter
- 1 Tbsp ground butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Icing to decorate the cinnamon roll
- 1 cup (120g) confectioners sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2–3 Tablespoons (30-45ml) strong coffee or milk
Method of making the Cinnamon Roll
Making of the dough
Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast together in a large bowl. Set aside. Combine the milk, water, and butter together in a heatproof bowl. Microwave or use the stove and heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is warm to touch (about 110°F). Pour into the dry ingredients, add the egg, and stir until it forms a soft dough or use your mixer.
On a lightly floured surface using floured hands, knead the dough for 3 minutes. Place in a lightly greased bowl (I use non-stick spray), cover loosely, and let rest for about 10 minutes.
Fill the rolls
After 10 minutes, roll the dough out in a 14×8 inch rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle it all over the dough. Roll up the dough tightly. Cut into 10-12 even rolls and arrange in a lightly greased 9-inch round cake pan or pie dish.
Rise: Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free environment for 60-90 minutes. See blog post above for my trick to this step!
Bake the rolls: After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake for 25-28 minutes until lightly browned. If you notice the tops are getting too brown too quickly, loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil and continue baking.
Make the icing: Whisk the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and coffee/milk together. Drizzle or spread over warm rolls.
Cover leftover frosted or unfrosted rolls tightly and store for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
- This dough can be made a night before through
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for overnight.
- The next morning, remove from the refrigerator and allow to rise at room temperature for about 1 hour.