Perfectly Soft Cinnamon Roll
I love making cinnamon rolls. These are soft, fluffy and perfect for snacks, breakfast and for your family and friends. We enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls versus store bought, served warm with a cup of coffee, glass of milk or scoop of coffee espresso ice cream.
However you like them, be patient with them. It is the patience in letting the dough to rise, that allows them to be light, fluffy and soft.
Makes two 8×8 pans of cinnamon rolls.
4 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cup scalded milk
3/4 cups cold water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package active dry yeast
1 stick melted butter
for cinnamon spread (per 8×8 pan)
1/2-1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
1 stick melted butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
making homemade rolls
In a mixing bowl, add the milk and water, sugar, yeast, salt & egg.
Use a dough hook for the entire mixing or start with a paddle (can hand mix too).
Once mixed, slowly add half the flour, and then add butter.
Add the remaining amount of flour and mix until it starts to pull from the bowl.
In a separate bowl add about 2 teaspoons olive oil and place dough into bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and towel and allow to rise until it doubles in size, punch down and cover again.
Allow to rise again and then cut in half, cutting into 2 pieces to make rolls.
Roll out on floured surface.
Mix cinnamon spread together and spread out onto dough. Roll into a large roll.
Cut in half and then each piece into half a few times until in several pieces.
Place rolls into greased pan.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Allow to rise and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Allow the rolls to cool slightly (about 5-10 minutes).
Flip the 8×8 pan onto aluminum foil. and allow cinnamon sugar mix to go back into the cinnamon rolls.
Repeat for remaining dough.
- It’s important to spray the 8×8 pan so that the cinnamon rolls come out easily
- You could use a 9×11 pan if you want to cook them all at the same time
- If you want to freeze the other pan of cinnamon rolls, do not use a glass pan
- The more cinnamon you use, the bigger the cinnamon taste
- You can add nuts into the spread if you would like, walnut and pecan pieces work well
- Don’t rush the baking or rising, you want them light and fluffy, not bricks
- Homemade cinnamon rolls make great gifts for the holidays and house warming