At work we’ve decided to host the Biggest Morning Tea to support the Cancer Council by organising a fundraising breakfast. I always said that food is the best way to attract people 🙂 Open their hearts…. and their stomachs!
So I decided to make Cinnamon Rolls, which I absolutely love, but never made. And I am proud to say that I have finally defeated dry yeast and know how to use it YAY: Valentina 1 Yeast 0.
INGREDIENTS (makes 12)
1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
78gr cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1⁄2 tablespoons cinnamon
50gr cup melted butter
50 gr butter
1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
2⁄4 cup cream cheese
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
Put the yeast in the warm milk and let it rest for 5 mins at least then put all the other ingredients in and knead it on a slightly floured surface. When it forms a nice elastic and soft ball, put it in an oiled bowl, cover it and place in a warm place for an hour (I put it in the oven with only the light on)
While the dough is rising, prepare your tray. Get some parchment paper and spread butter on it. I used a cube and then a fork to smear it.
The dough should be double the size now. On a floured surface, roll the dough to make a rectangle. Don’t make it too thin!
Get the melted butter and spread it on the dough. Mix the cinnamon and the sugar with your hands and pour it on the dough. With your hands spread it to cover all the dough. There might be some excess, but try to spread as evenly as you can and leave it anyways.
Now roll the dough from the long side to make a long sausage like shape.
Cut both ends (you can keep of throw them. I ate them raw 😛 )
Cut the sausage in similar size rolls big/small enough to make 12. Place of the rolls in the tray. Keep some spaces between them as you will put them away for another 30min so they keep rising before putting them in the oven.
Turn oven on 200° and leave in for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, get all the ingredients for the frosting in a bowl and whisk together till soft and fluffy.
Take the rolls out and spread the frosting on them.
Once they cooled down, I brushed the frosting from the sides on top of the rolls, which formed streaks and make them look much neater and visually appealing.
Well hope you manage to make these and eat them too 🙂
next.. soufflés 🙂 🙂
Ciao for now! xox