Cinnamon rolls

I discovered cinnamon rolls very recently, after a couple of years I was in the UK.

The first time I tried one I wasn’t even impressed, I found it very dry and heavy.

My friends couldn’t accept it and they made sure I had a proper cinnamon roll sharing like 100 recipes with me. After several (and mean like one thousand) attempts, I finally managed to create the perfect recipe and it changed everything!

So here I am, sharing with you the recipe that made me change my mind about cinnamon rolls!

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Egg 1
  • Flour 350g
  • Warm milk 150 ml
  • Yeast fast action one packet
  • Sugar 150g
  • Butter melted 70g
  • Salt a teaspoon

Ingredients for the cinnamon filling:

  • Butter melted 70g
  • cinnamon 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar 120g

Ingredients for the icing:

  • Butter softened 70g
  • Icing sugar 40g
  • Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
  • Full fat soft cheese 35g

Recipe:

  1. Mix together the warm milk, sugar and yeast
  2. Add the flour and mix until there are no lumps
  3. Add the egg, salt, butter
  4. Leave it to rest for 30 minutes
  5. Take the mixture out and using a roll make it flat, it has to be 0.5 mm thick
  6. Time for the filling: melt the butter and spread it on the dough
  7. Mix together the sugar and the cinnamon and spread it evenly on the dough
  8. Roll the dough forming a log-like shape
  9. Cut it to slices 2.5 cm thick
  10. Spread some butter on a oven tray
  11. Put the slices on the tray
  12. Put the tray in the oven at 180° fan for 15-20 minutes
  13. Time for the frosting: mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla, soft cheese until there are no lumps and it is all fluffy
  14. When the cinnamon rolls are goldened take them out the oven and wait until warm
  15. Add the icing
  16. Eat and love them!!!

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