Indulge in Homemade Delight: Easy Recipe for Soft and Scrumptious Cinnamon Rolls

Craving something soft, sweet, and utterly satisfying? Look no further than this simple recipe that transforms basic ingredients like eggs, flour, and milk into delectable cinnamon rolls. With just a few steps and a bit of patience, you can treat yourself to heavenly soft rolls with a hint of cinnamon goodness. Let’s dive into the delightful world of homemade baking!

1. Introduction

Have you ever craved the soft, comforting embrace of a freshly baked cinnamon roll? With just a handful of ingredients and a sprinkle of love, you can whip up a batch of these irresistible treats right in your own kitchen. Join us as we unravel the secrets to creating the perfect cinnamon rolls that are sure to delight your taste buds and warm your soul.

2. Gathering the Ingredients

To embark on this culinary adventure, you’ll need:

  • 230ml warm milk
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of dry yeast (8g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar (8g)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups and 3/4 of wheat flour (360g)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)
  • Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling

3. Mixing the Dough

In a large bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, dry yeast, egg, vanilla sugar, and salt. Mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. As the mixture comes together, gradually add the wheat flour, stirring until a smooth dough forms. Once the dough becomes too heavy to stir, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and knead it by hand until it reaches the perfect consistency.

4. Letting the Dough Rest

After kneading, shape the dough into a ball and place it in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. This allows the yeast to work its magic, resulting in a light and fluffy texture.

5. Shaping the Rolls

Once the dough has rested, gently press it to release any air bubbles. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball. Place the dough balls on a floured surface and cover them with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.

6. Preparing for Baking

Preheat your oven to 180ºC to ensure it’s nice and toasty for baking. Roll out each dough ball into a disc shape and make three parallel cuts in the center of each disc with a knife. Arrange the prepared dough on a baking sheet, leaving some space between each roll to allow for expansion during baking.

7. Baking to Perfection

Slide the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake the rolls until they turn a glorious golden brown, typically around 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them to prevent over-browning and ensure they come out perfectly tender and moist.

8. Adding the Final Touch

Once the rolls are baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and sprinkle them with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. This final touch adds an extra layer of sweetness and warmth to your cinnamon rolls, elevating them to irresistible heights of deliciousness.

9. Serving and Enjoying

Now comes the best part – serving and enjoying your freshly baked cinnamon rolls! Whether you’re indulging in them for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these soft and fragrant treats are guaranteed to bring smiles to faces and warmth to hearts. Gather your loved ones around, pour a cup of coffee or tea, and savor every blissful bite.

10. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Can I use instant yeast instead of dry yeast?

Yes, you can substitute instant yeast for dry yeast in this recipe. However, you may need to adjust the quantity slightly, so be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct conversion.

Q2. Can I freeze the unbaked cinnamon rolls for later?

Absolutely! After shaping the rolls, you can freeze them on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer them to a freezer bag for long-term storage. When ready to bake, simply let them thaw and rise at room temperature before baking as usual.

Q3. Can I make these cinnamon rolls without eggs?

While eggs contribute to the richness and texture of the rolls, you can omit them if necessary. The rolls may be slightly less tender, but they will still be delicious.

Q4. How long do these cinnamon rolls stay fresh?

These cinnamon rolls are best enjoyed fresh on the day they’re baked. However, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Simply reheat them in the microwave or oven before serving.

Q5. Can I customize the filling of these cinnamon rolls?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with the filling by adding ingredients like chopped nuts, raisins, or even chocolate chips to the cinnamon-sugar mixture before rolling up the dough.

With these FAQs answered, you’re well-equipped to embark on your cinnamon roll baking journey. Happy baking and indulging!

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