These rolls are easy to make, super cheap, and super tasty. To begin you need all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, butter, eggs, cheese, water, milk, and salt. To get the yeast started, pour milk and water into a cup and put it in a microwave for 30 seconds. The mixture should be hot enough to activate the yeast and not kill it. In a bowl put your milk water mixture and add your sugar to the mixture to help the yeast. Take the yeast and pour it into the mixture and whisk it together. Set the mixture aside for 5 to 10 mixture for the yeast to proof.
Put the flour in a bowl and add salt and whisk. Next melt your butter put in the microwave and melts it until it almost completely melted. If the yeast mixture gets really foamy and raised really one inch it is done then add in the melted butter, sugar and then give it a good whisk. Then add in the egg and whisk it until it is all mixed in there and slowly add in your flour mixture. Keep using your whisk until it gets lumpy then switch to a wooded spoon. Keep on adding the flour as you keep on mixing using a wooden spoon.
Then use your clean hands and start kneading it inside the bowl and then transfer it to a floured counter. Keep kneading and incorporating the rest of the flour for 8 minutes. Knead until it is elastic and it is nonsticky. Spray a bowl with non-stick cooking oil then put the dough in. Move the dough around in there and cover it with a cloth and let it rise for about an hour to double in size. Once it is doubled in size transfer it to a floured counter. Using a rolling pin roll the dough out in a rectangle.
Next, make the filling. Add brown sugar in a bowl. To the sugar add cinnamon and vanilla extract. Mix them together using a spoon. Take the softened butter and brush it on the rolled dough and make sure you get the edges. Next spread your sugar mixture on the dough evenly. Once you are done roll the dough. Get a baking pan. Cut the roll into pieces. Take a knife and make marks then take floss to make it about ammeter long and then use it to cut the rolls and put the pieces in the baking pan.
Once done cover the top loosely with a wrapping paper and let it rise for about 30 minutes to an hour. After the have risen brush the top of the rolls with butter to help them brown and add flavor. Bake in a preheated oven of 375F and cook it for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Then take them out of the oven and let them cook for 5 minutes.
To make the glaze you need powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk. First, take the butter and pour it into the sugar in a bowl, then add vanilla extract and use a fork to mix. if it is thick add milk until it starts to get smooth and get pretty good. This depends on how thick or thin you want your glaze. Set it aside when done. Next, make the icing or glaze and drizzle it on. If you need more you can make more and if you want less you can put less of the icing.
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 330 grams
- ¼ cup granulated sugar 56 grams
- 2 tbsp. butter 30 grams
- 1 large egg
- 1 package instant yeast or 2¼ tsp. (7 grams)
- ½ cup water 118ml
- ¼ cup milk 59ml
- 1 tsp. salt 4 grams
- ⅔ cup brown sugar 149 grams
- ¼ cup butter 56 grams
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon 15 grams
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract about 5 ml
- 1½ cups powdered confectioner’sugar (339 grams
- ¼ cup butter 56 grams
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5 ml
- 2-3 tbsp. milk 30 to 45 ml
- Add milk and water in a small bowl and heat to 105 to 115 F (40 to 44 C.) Add a pinch of the sugar along with the yeast. Set aside for about five to 10 minutes until the mixture gets foamy/frothy. This is how you know the yeast is activated and is good.
- In a medium bowl combine the flour and the salt and set aside. Then melt the butter and add the melted butter (make sure it isn’t very hot) to the activated yeast along with the rest of your sugar. Whisk to combine.
- Whisk in the egg to the yeast mixture. Once combined, add flour little by little then continue to use the whisk for the first cup of flour or so, then switch to a wooden spoon. You can certainly use a stand mixer to make your dough.
- Add the flour a little at a time until you get a nice tacky dough, after that knead the dough a little bit in the bowl with some extra flour, this will help get the dough off the sides of the bowl. Then pour it out onto the counter.
- Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes, using your hands or a stand mixer. Add the dough to a bowl with a bit of oil or that has been sprayed with kitchen spray. Then cover the dough with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
- Next, roll out the dough and baste the top with softened butter. Then mix together the cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. If you don’t have brown sugar, you can use white sugar. Sprinkle that on top of the butter, then roll up the dough tightly.
- Using a knife, cut about 12 rolls from the dough and place them in a baking pan which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap or a cloth and let the cinnamon rolls rise for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Remove the plastic wrap or cloth and baste the tops with butter then bake the rolls in a preheated oven (375 F/190 C) for 15 to 20 minutes until the rolls are golden brown. Once they are done allow them to cool.
- While the rolls are cooling make the glaze. Add the powdered sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract, plus the milk, you can add another Tablespoon of milk if you want your glaze runnier.
- Add the glaze to the top of the cinnamon rolls and they are done.