1/3 Photos of Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
5 hrs 30 mins
This recipe is from Baking Illustrated, it is a very time consuming recipe but makes the best cinnamon rolls ever. You will not be disappointed. They turn out light, airy and wonderful. This recipe uses a Kitchenaid mixer to mix the dough. I'm sure it can be converted to make them by hand just not sure how to do it. It takes about 5 hours from start to finish to make these beautiful cinnamon rolls. The use of the instant read thermometer to tell if they are done I believe helps to assure these rolls come out just right, not over cooked and dry.
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- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup warm water, 110 degrees
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope instant yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 4 -4 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus
- additional unbleached all-purpose flour, for dusting work surface
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened but still cool
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted to remove any lumps
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1For the dough:.
- 2Heat the milk and butter in a small pan until the butter melts.
- 3Remove the pan from the heat and set aside until the mixture is lukewarm (about 100 degrees).
- 4In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle, mix together the water, yeast, sugar, egg, and yolks at low speed until well mixed.
- 5Add the salt, warm milk mixture, and 2 cups of the flour and mix at medium speed until thoroughly blended.
- 6Switch to the dough hook, add another 2 cups of the flour, and knead at medium speed (adding up to 1/4 cup more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time if necessary), I did use the additional 1/4 cup of flour, until the dough is smooth and freely clears the sides of the bowl, about 10 minutes.
- 7Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured work surface.
- 8Shape the dough into a round, place it in a very lightly oiled bowl, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
- 9Leave in a warm draft free spot until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
- 10While dough is raising prepare the icing:.
- 11Combine all of the icing ingredients in the bowl of a standing mixer and blend together at low speed until thoroughly combined.
- 12Increase the speed to high and mix until the icing is smooth and free of cream cheese lumps.
- 13Transfer the icing to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- 14To roll and fill the dough:.
- 15After the dough has doubled, press it down and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface.
- 16Using a rolling pin, shape the dough into a 16 by 12 inch rectangle, with long side facing you.
- 17Mix together the filling ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border at the far edge.
- 18Roll the dough, beginning with the long edge closest to you and using both hands to pinch the dough with your fingertips as you roll.
- 19Keep it tightly rolled.
- 20Moisten the top border with water and seal the roll.
- 21Lightly dust the roll with flour and press on the ends if necessary to make a uniform 16 inch cylinder.
- 22Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish or spray with cooking spray.
- 23Cut the rolls into 12 equal pieces using plain dental floss or a sharp knife.
- 24Place the rolls cut side up, evenly in the prepared baking dish.
- 25Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm draft free spot until doubled in bulk 1 1/2- 2 hours.
- 26Preheat oven to 350 degrees and adjust oven rack to the middle position.
- 27Bake the rolls until golden brown and an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of one roll reads 185 to 188 degrees or 25- 30 minutes.
- 28Invert rolls onto a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
- 29Turn the rolls upright on a large serving plate and use a rubber spatula to spread the icing on them.
- 30If not eating right away cover rolls and frost as you use them.
- 31The icing needs to be kept in the refrigerator.
- 32Rolls can be covered and reheated in microwave.
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Nutritional Facts for Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
Serving Size: 1 (134 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 438.8
- Calories from Fat 155
- Total Fat 17.2 g
- Saturated Fat 10.3 g
- Cholesterol 98.5 mg
- Sodium 392.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 64.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 28.3 g
- Protein 7.4 g