How to Make Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are heavenly! Learn how to make them at home.
Never underestimate the cinnamon roll: soft, buttery, with just the right amount of spice and sugar, these baked treats (better when eaten fresh out out of the oven!) make breakfast or afternoon snacks so much better.
Learn to make them at home with our step-by-step guide:
1 In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Leave for 5 minutes.
2 Add sugar, butter, and eggs. Run the mixer on low speed to stir the mixture.
3 Gradually add bread flour and salt, and knead until mixture forms a smooth, elastic dough, about 20 to 30 minutes.
4 Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a damp towel and leave in a warm place. Allow dough to rise until double in size; about 1 hour.
5 Punch dough then transfer to a work surface. Roll dough into a rectangle (24-inch- long, 16-inch-wide, about ¼-inch-thick).
6 Make the filling: Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.
7 Using a spatula, spread softened butter evenly over the dough then sprinkle the surface with the cinnamon-sugar filling.
8 Roll dough tightly into a log. With the seam side down, cut the dough into 2-inch slices. Place on a greased baking pan, 2 inches apart. Allow dough to rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.
9 Bake the rolls in an oven preheated to 375ºF for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Place on a wire rack to cool slightly.
10 Make the glaze: Cream butter and cream cheese together. Gradually add confectioners' sugar then add vanilla.
11 Spread some icing over the rolls and serve warm.
Photography by Patrick Martires | Styling by Paulynn Chang Afable