I’ve tried a number of different yeast roll recipes, and I can confidently tell you that this is the best. I found it on my favorite website for dessert recipes – Allrecipes.com. This 90-minute cinnamon rolls recipe will produce up to 12 gooey rolls that will electrify the palate. I made some small modifications to the recipe.
As for the frosting, this sweet topping will make the rolls even better. Use one-third a cream cheese brick at room temperature (important!) that should be creamed until fluffy. Add a 1/2 cup of powder sugar and then a tablespoon of whole milk, creaming the mixture and then repeating the process until it turns into a sweet glaze. Add a dash of vanilla to finish it off.
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, softened
2.5 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 1/2 cups powder sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in butter; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
At the same time, mix the yeast and lukewarm water together and set it aside to activate.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water and yeast mixture, egg and milk, beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll out dough into a 12×9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with soften butter, and then sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in 12 lightly greased pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Serve warm.