easy homemade cinnamon rolls
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Serves: 12
  • for the dough:
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages dry yeast (4.5 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • for the filling:
  • melted butter for spreading
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • for the icing:
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 Teaspoons hot water
  1. to make the dough:
  2. mix together 1¾ cups flour, yeast, and salt. set aside.
  3. in a small saucepan, heat the milk, water, butter, and sugar over med-low heat until it reaches 120-130F, stirring constantly. pour into the dry mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. add egg and ½ cup flour and beat for another 2 minutes.
  5. gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough (probably cup or two).
  6. knead dough. cover and rest for 20 minutes.
  7. once dough has risen, roll out into a rectangle, approx ¼" thick. spread melted butter over top, and sprinkle filling overtop, leaving a ½" border all the way around.
  8. to make the filling:
  9. combine brown sugar and cinnamon. (double amounts, if necessary, to cover the area.)
  10. roll the dough as for a jelly roll, keeping it as tight as possible. when you get to the end, pinch the dough along the top and cut into 12 rounds, using a knife or bench scraper. place rolls on a greased pan and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. let cool slightly, then top with glaze.
  11. to make glaze:
  12. combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and hot water and stir until you reach a smooth consistency.
Recipe by Live Craft Eat at https://www.livecrafteat.com/eat/easy-homemade-cinnamon-rolls/