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The best cinnamon rolls to share

Stephany Sánchez
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Cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are a type of sweet bread that can be perfect as a mid-afternoon snack, accompanied by a coffee, cappuccino or a little milk. In addition, they are delicious, thanks to their sweet center with a touch of cinnamon and the sweet cream of the topping.

That is why below, we will explain how to make them in a simple way. Likewise, we offer you some recommendations and tips that will help you to make your cinnamon rolls look like those of a real baker.

Ingredients for cinnamon rolls

For the mass

  • 500 grams of all-purpose flour.

  • 1 large egg

  • 40 grams of unsalted butter.

  • 50 grams of sugar.

  • 200 milliliters of water.

  • 8 grams of salt.

  • 15 grams of fresh yeast or 5 grams of dry yeast

For the filling

  • 160 to 180 grams of brown sugar.

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of cinnamon.

  • 50 grams of Glazed butter.

  • 130 grams of Philadelphia type cheese.

  • 35 grams of unsalted butter melted.

  • 70 to 90 grams of powdered sugar.

  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of milk.

Steps for the elaboration of the cinnamon rolls

Note: We will divide the production process into several phases to better explain each of them.

Preparation of the dough

  1. The first thing we are going to do is the dough, for this place 50 grams of warm water in a glass.

  2. Add 10 grams of sugar, followed by the yeast. You can use both fresh and dry. The amounts are indicated in the ingredients.

  3. Stir until the yeast is diluted.

  4. Let the solution sit for about 10 minutes for the yeast to activate.

  5. Meanwhile, pour the remaining water into a container. The water being hot. Next, add the butter.

  6. Add the remaining sugar, followed by the salt and stir to blend.

  7. Add 50 grams of flour and with the help of a wire mixer, beat the mixture until the lumps disappear.

  8. Break the egg and integrate its content into the mixture.

  9. Beat the mixture again so that everything integrates very well.

  10. Add the yeast solution to the container once it has been activated.

  11. Sift the remaining flour, dropping what has been sifted into the bowl. With the help of a spoon, move so that everything is integrated and form a dough.

  12. Cover the container and let the dough rest for about 20 minutes so that the flour particles are properly moistened.

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Mass of roles

Kneading process

  1. Once this time has passed, pour the dough out on the clean and dry table and knead until it becomes homogeneous. The ideal is to achieve a very manageable, comfortable and pleasant dough to knead and this can take about 15 minutes.

  2. Place the dough inside the container, close the container and leave the dough in it for about 30 minutes.

  3. When this time has passed, knead for one more minute.

  4. Finally, put the dough back in the container, close it and let the dough rise doubling.

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Mass of the roles to rest

Preparation of the filling

  1. Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl.

  2. Mix everything so that they integrate.

  3. Save the mixture for when the cinnamon rolls need to be assembled.

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Role fillers

Assembling the cinnamon rolls

  1. Turn the dough out onto a flat, clean surface and knead for a few more minutes.

  2. Cover it and let it rest for about 10 minutes so that it settles a little.

  3. Sprinkle the table-top and the dough lightly with flour.

  4. With the help of a rolling pin, stretch the dough into a rectangle half a centimeter thick. Try to make the rectangle a maximum thickness of three millimeters, so the rolls will have more turns and a more beautiful spiral.

  5. Spread the whole batter with the melted butter.

  6. Sprinkle the entire surface with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

  7. Roll the dough very carefully from the outer edge to the inside. Squeeze the roll well while you are rolling the dough, so that the filling does not come out.

  8. With the help of a ruler, measure the roles that will come out and make marks where you should cut so that they all come out the same size. Ideally, they should be at least three centimeters each.

  9. Cut the rolls, preferably with a thread, because that way the cuts are cleaner and the spiral looks better.

  10. Flatten the ends of the rolls and tuck them underneath. In this way the roles will be more prominent.

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Cutting the cinnamon rolls

Baking the cinnamon rolls

  1. Line the tray where you will place and bake the rolls with baking paper.

  2. Place the cinnamon rolls on the tray. Ideally, they should be widely separated, as these will grow in the oven, and we do not want them to stick together when that happens.

  3. Cover them with transparent plastic wrap covering the entire tray very well.

  4. Let the rolls rest to double for about 30 to 45 minutes. You will know that they are ready when they increase in size and the cinnamon filling is more noticeable.

  5. Preheat the oven for 20 minutes at 155º C with heat up and down.

  6. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes depending on taste.

  7. When they're done, take them out of the oven and then spread the frosting.

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Bake the roles

Making the glaze

  1. In a bowl, mix the cheese with the melted butter, powdered sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence.

  2. Begins to beat very well until everything is mixed perfectly.

  3. Add a little milk while whisking and stop when you have achieved a light but full-bodied consistency. The amount of milk will depend on the consistency of the cheese you use.

  4. Once you get a mixture with the desired consistency, reserve.

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Icing for the roles

Recommendations and tips for a perfect cinnamon rolls recipe

  • You will know that the yeast has been activated when you see that it has been covered with a layer of foam.

  • It takes about an hour for the dough to rise to 23 degrees. If the climate where you are is hotter, it will take less time, while if it is lower, it will take longer.

  • You can cut the rolls with string or with a very sharp knife, as it becomes easier for you.

  • You can discard the tips where the cinnamon and sugar filling has not reached well so that all the rolls are the same height, but this is optional.

  • If your oven heats more on one side than the other, when the rolls turn golden, turn them 180 degrees so that they cook evenly.

  • Try to get the frosting into the grooves of the rolls to make them juicier.

  • Optionally, you can sprinkle with crushed walnuts.

Conclusions of the cinnamon rolls recipe

Cinnamon rolls are a perfect dessert or sweet bread to surprise children or adults. Therefore, we urge you to try to make this recipe at home or share it with your friends who love cooking.