The World's Best Cinnamon Rolls
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These are the best cinnamon rolls ever - plus, they are very easy to make. This recipe makes a large amount - share the love, or freeze trays for an easy lazy morning treat.
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 40-50 rolls
  • 400 grams sugar
  • 30 grams yeast
  • 20 grams salt
  • 160 grams dried milk powder
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 3000 grams of all purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • 500 grams butter, melted
  • 250 grams butter, softened
  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon (preferably Kirkland Saigon Cinnamon)
  • 250 grams butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1.5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 300 grams icing sugar + extra, in case
  1. To make the dough,melt 500 grams of butter in a large pan or stock pot. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, yeast, milk powder and salt. Once your butter has melted, add 1.5 litres of water. Add the sugar, yeast, milk powder and salt, and the flour.
  2. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, mix together. Once the mixture has come together, switch to your hands, and knead for about five minutes. A dough scraper is useful during this step! Pour some vegetable oil over the dough, and coat the dough ball in oil all around. Cover the stock pot in plastic wrap, and leave the dough to rise for about 1 hour to 1.5 hours, until doubled.
  3. Liberally sprinkle an empty work surface with flour. Deflate the dough, and cut the dough ball in half. Take one half of the dough, and roll out into a large rectangle. Using a spatula, spread the softened butter all over the dough in an even layer. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Starting at the far end, roll the dough towards you tightly. Tuck seam underneath the roll once you reach the end. Cut the rolls into slices about 1 to 2 inches thick. Place in baking trays, and cover with plastic wrap. Repeat with the second half of the dough. Let the rolls proof for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Once the rolls have just about doubled in size, place in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool whilst you prepare the icing.
  6. To prepare the icing, melt 250 grams of butter in a saucepan, and add vanilla, cinnamon, and milk. Sift in 300 grams of icing sugar, and whisk together until you get a fairly thick consistency. You may need to add more icing sugar to get the right consistency. Use a pasty brush to brush the rolls with a nice even layer of icing.
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