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.