Cinnamon Rolls

Few things beat an aromatic cinnamon roll on a cold day and these rolls are no exception! I like to hero the yeasty bread and therefore the sugar glaze is toned done in this recipe. Yields 20 rolls but may easily be halved.

1250ml bread flour
7,5ml salt
75ml butter
450ml milk
45ml sugar
15ml instant yeast

30ml butter
30ml white sugar
30ml brown sugar
10ml cinnamon

Add the flour, salt and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook.
Add the butter and milk to a jug and warm it in the microwave oven. Stir until the butter has melted and the milk is tepid and NOT hot.
Add the sugar and yeast to the milk mixture and stir to dissolve.
Turn the mixer onto low speed and add the milk mixture. Mix/knead for 2 minutes.
Now turn the speed to medium and knead for a further 5 minutes.
Transfer the dough to a clean, lightly oiled bowl and cover with a plastic bag and a tea towel.
Set aside to proof for 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
Line an overproof baking dish/baking tray of about 25cm X 35cm with baking paper.
Dust a work surface with flour and roll the dough into a large rectangle. About 65cm X 30cm.
Melt the 30ml butter and brush an even layer onto the rolled dough.
Mix together the sugars and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly onto the dough.
Roll into a sausage, in the length.
Cut the sausage of dough into 20 even pieces. I do this by halving the sausage, and again halving the half sections and then simply slicing it into five more-or-less equal pieces.
Arrange the dough spirals in the prepared baking dish, cut side facing up and about 1 – 2 cm between them, or as evenly spaced as you can manage.
Slip the baking dish into a plastic bag and leave to proof for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 180℃.
Bake the rolls for 30 minutes.

For the glaze:
500ml icing sugar
30ml butter
10ml vanilla
60ml milk

Sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
Melt the butter and add the vanilla and milk to it.
Pour the wet ingredients into the icing sugar while stirring.

Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and immediately drizzle the glaze onto the rolls.
Serve warm or cooled down.

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