Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Quarantine has brought out the baker in everyone. I keep seeing banana bread, cakes, so many desserts all over social media needless to say my mouth was water watering. I tried to get my hands on the Pilsbury cinnamon rolls because I’m not the best at baking (aka there’s a flour storm all over the kitchen) but they were no where to be found. I came across a few homemade recipes and decided to tweek them, below is what I came up with: easy and delicious. (If I can make it anyone can) Happy baking!

Dough:

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 tablespoons white sugar

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon salt (used slightly less)

• 3 tablespoons butter, softened

• 3/4 cup milk

• 1 egg

Filling:

• 1/2 cup white sugar

• 1/2 cup brown sugar

• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (slightly more)

• Small amount of melted butter

Cream Cheese Frosting:

• 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (powder sugar)

• 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

• 1/4 cup butter, softened

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

• Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a 9-inch square baking dish with melted butter.

• Dough: Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix in the softened butter into flour mixture using your hands. Beat milk and egg together in another bowl then pour & stir the wet ingredients into flour mixture with a rubber spatula until dough forms

• Create a floured work surface and roll dough into rectangle

• The filing: Whisk white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Then add in melted butter into the remaking mixture to make a ‘paste’. Add filing onto the rolled out dough. Roll dough around filling to form a log

• Use dental floss (wrap around the log-trust me!) to cut into rolls – the floss works better than using a knife

• Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

• Icing: Beat confectioners’ sugar, cream cheese, softened butter and vanilla extract together in a bowl until frosting is smooth.

• Let rolls cool for about 2 to 5 minutes and top with cream cheese frosting

(This recipe should make 18 rolls but decided to cut them a little bigger)

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