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This cinnamon rolls recipe creates soft pillowy bread filled with a spiced-sugary spread. Don’t waste your money on cinnabon when you can make a homemade version that tastes better. Sometimes working with a yeast-leavened baked good may feel intimidating or time-consuming, but I’m going to show you the science behind the process in the easy step-by-step formula below.

The good news is now with technology on our side, manufacturers have created an instant-rise yeast to save us time in the kitchen. Unlike compressed fresh yeast or active dry yeast, which requires proofing or multiple fermentation steps, you only have to let it rise after shaping the rolls for 30 minutes, instead of hours. That means about 90 minutes from start to finish.


For this recipe, I use instant dry yeast, also known as bread machine yeast. The most important thing to remember is that yeast is alive, just dormant in a dried state. That means it’s very sensitive to high heat and can lose it’s rising power if combined with a liquid that’s too hot. For these cinnamon rolls, a package of instant dry yeast is combined with flour and salt. Awesome cross tattoos for guys then separately, sugar, butter, water, and milk are gradually heated to between 120 to 130°F (49 to 54°C) and no higher. Keep an instant-read thermometer handy to monitor the temperature as this step is critical for a successful rise. The warmed milk mixture is them combined with the dry ingredients. Make the dough

Once you’ve incorporated the warm liquid into the dry flour and yeast mixture, it will feel sticky at first until the starches are hydrated. As the dough mixes, gluten formation rapidly occurs with constant kneading, creating an elastic texture. This makes it easy to roll out and hold its shape. I prefer to let my stand mixer do the kneading using the dough hook attachment. You can also use your hands to knead the dough on a floured surface. Cool mens tattoos for the arm make sure to cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes before the next step. This allows the proteins to relax a little so it’s easier to work with.

A combination of softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, and ground cinnamon creates a sweet paste to spread evenly over the dough. This can be made a few days ahead, but make sure to bring it to room temperature before using. Use a knife or spatula to evenly distribute the filling. Keep a skinny border, about ¼-inch that is not coated with the filling to make it easier to roll. If you’re looking to add more mix-in’s, you can sprinkle some chopped pecans or walnuts, sauteed apples, caramel, or even chocolate chips on top of the paste. I’ve also made pumpkin butter to use as a filling instead of cinnamon during the fall.

This is the only fermentation step that is needed to allow the dough to puff up and increase in size. Unique tattoo designs for guys evenly space the rolls in a greased baking pan, allowing for distance in between the sides of the pan, making sure the rolls don’t touch. This gives the rolls room to double in size. If it’s a warm day in your kitchen, you can let the rolls rise, covered with plastic wrap or towel for about 30 minutes, or longer as needed. I like to create a makeshift proofing box in the oven, which creates an enclosed warm and humid environment for the rolls to efficiently rise.

You might notice that the rolls will continue to increase in size as it bakes. The yeast keeps fermenting and producing carbon dioxide gases until it ultimately deactivates in the hot oven temperatures. So if your rolls don’t seem quite doubled in size before baking, they’ll get an extra boost once in the oven. The cinnamon rolls are baked until golden brown. The smell of caramelized sugar and hot bread is heavenly! Drizzle on the glaze

The vanilla glaze is very simple to make. Just whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and warm water. I like to use vanilla bean paste because it gives a nice speckled appearance, or scrape some whole beans for an even stronger flavor. Make sure to use warm water, otherwise, the sugar will because stiff and hard to drizzle. Cool first tattoos for guys the glaze will harden as it cools so wait to mix it together until right before adding onto the hot rolls straight from the oven. If you’re a cream cheese frosting fan, it’s easy to substitute in for the glaze.