Cinnamon Rolls With Caramel and Walnuts Topping

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
YIELD: 1 roll




  • We start with the dough. Dissolve 1 ts of sugar in a ½ cup of lukewarm water. Add 1 tbs of dried yeast, mix and let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature. After the 10 minutes it should rise and make bubbles.
  • While the mix of sugar, yeast and water is resting, pour into a pot ¼ cup sugar, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup butter. Put it on a low-medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the vanilla extract and let it cool down.
  • In a large bowl beat the 2 eggs with 1 ts of salt until they become foamy. Add the lukewarm mix of milk, sugar and butter. Continue mixing then add the yeast.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and continue mixing at low speed until the flour is incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the flour bit by bit, until the dough is not too sticky.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your table and knead for about 10 minutes. Keep sprinkling flour if the dough is still sticky.
  • Grease with butter a clean bowl, grease the dough with butter too and wrap in plastic film. Let it rest for at least one hour and a half in a warm place. If you prepare the dough a night before, put it in the fridge like I did.
  • Preheat the oven at 180°C Grease a tray pan with butter and lining it with parchment paper.
  • For the topping, caramelize the sugar in a pan. Careful not to burn it. When it takes a beautiful amber color add the boiling cream and stir well until all the caramelized sugar dissolves into the cream forming a nice caramel cream. Add the walnuts and spread the topping into the tray.
  • For the filling just mix together all the ingredients.
  • Using a rolling pin spread the dough into a 40 cm/30 cm sheet. Spread the filling over the dough equally and start rolling. Be sure to roll the dough pretty tight. With a sharp knife cut the rolls about 6 cm wide.
  • Place the rolls into the baking tray over the caramel topping and be sure to let enough space between because they will rise more.
  • Cover the tray with a damp cloth and let it rest for another 30 minutes in a warm place.
  • Bake the rolls for about 30-35 minutes (depending on your oven). Be sure to check after 25 minutes. When catch a nice golden-brown color it's time to get them out of the oven.
  • Let it rest for 2-3 minutes ( do not wait more because the caramel topping becomes hard and you won't be able to get your cinnamon rolls out). Place a large plate on top of the tray and flip it. The caramel topping it's on top now!
  • Enjoy!