At my home, cinnamon rolls are always loved and eaten.
My husband asked me to make him some so that he could take them to work.
I think he'll have some very happy co-workers.
Here's the recipe that I used.
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
- Mix the warm milk, eggs, butter, flour, salt, sugar and yeast together until dough is formed. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover away from any drafts. I put my bowl in my oven preheated to its lowest level. I turn off the oven when I place the bowl. Let it rise for an hour.
- After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll the dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. spread the dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up the dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Once risen, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake the rolls until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While the rolls are baking, beat together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Spread the frosting on the warm rolls before serving.