Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Pure Comfort



Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: Pure Comfort

Picture this: a cozy Sunday morning, the sun peeking through your curtains, and the aroma of freshly baked Homemade Cinnamon Rolls filling your kitchen. These warm, gooey delights are the embodiment of pure comfort, and making them from scratch is a true labor of love.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the warm milk and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add melted butter, granulated sugar, and egg to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Roll out the dough into a rectangle and spread softened butter over it.
  7. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans if desired.
  8. Roll the dough tightly into a log and cut into 12 equal slices.
  9. Place the slices in a greased baking dish and let them rise for another 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. While the rolls are baking, prepare the icing by mixing powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add a bit of milk if needed to reach your desired consistency.
  12. Drizzle the warm cinnamon rolls with the icing and serve.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yields: 12 cinnamon rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are a timeless classic, perfect for special occasions or lazy weekends. These fluffy, sweet, and cinnamon-infused rolls are a delightful treat for the whole family.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 289, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g

Imagine biting into one of these warm, melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls, their sweet aroma filling the air. Whether you’re enjoying them as a weekend indulgence or sharing them with loved ones, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls bring comfort and joy to every bite. Treat yourself to this homemade delight and savor the pure comfort it brings to your table.

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