Make your wife still love you cinnamon rolls
These are not low fat, so don’t eat them every friggin’ day and you won’t get fat.
When making the filling do not be afraid to use too much brown sugar and butter it’s not gold
I know some people are nervous about using yeast or think that it’s too much trouble
but this is a very easy dough to make and if you’re really worried about it do not put
cinnamon in the flour mixture along with the yeast as these two ingredients don’t always work well together.
You will need the following items:
For the dough
3/4 cups milk
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour (2 1/4 plus an additional cup later for kneading)
1 25 oz packet of yeast
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup of water
For the filling
1 1/2 cup of browns sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1/2 cup of butter
In a sauce pan melt 1/4 cup of butter into 3/4 cups of milk.
I usually put a stick of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla in
there for a little flavor
Allow mixture to cool
In a bowl mix 2 1/4 cups of flour (save a cup of flour for later)
with 1/4 cup of sugar the packet of yeast 1/2 tsp of salt
I usually put in a dash of cinnamon here as well but be
careful yeast doesn’t like cinnamon
Once the milk/butter has cooled whisk in an egg and add to
dry ingredients until the mixture is combined then slowly knead
in the additional cup of flour with very warm 1/4 cup of water
Once everything is of a consistent texture, cover and let it rise.
knead it once more after it has risen and allow it to rise again.
After it has risen roll it out to a large rectangular shape and
spread your filling as evenly as possible over the entire surface.
Roll up your dough with the filling inside until you have a long log
cut into about eight pieces and lay them sideways into a grease
baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and let cool
The filling: warm up a 1/2 cup of butter mix in 1 1/2 cups of brown
sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon i sometimes also add walnuts
For a glazing I will use confectionery sugar and
water with a splash of vanilla extract