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Tear-and-share cinnamon rolls with a cup of coffee

Cinnamon rolls

Published: April 7, 2022 at 9:33 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • A little effort

Sticky and sweet, cinnamon rolls are a Scandinavian favourite, served for breakfast or as a satisfying snack. Our step-by-step guide will help you make perfect treats for friends and family.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal410
fat20g
carbs47.6g
fibre1.2g
protein8.6g
salt0.4g
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Make these cinnamon rolls then check out our cinnamon bunsvegan cinnamon rolls and cinnamon swirls.

How to make cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • 175ml whole milk
  • 2 tsp dried active yeast
  • 35g golden caster sugar, plus a little demerara sugar for dusting
  • 350g flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g unsalted butter, and extra for the tin

cinnamon butter

  • 100g unsalted butter, very soft
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the milk to just below boiling point then cool until warm. Whisk in the dried yeast and 1 tsp of the caster sugar and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes or until a thick foam has formed on top of the milk.

    Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl and stir in 1/2 tsp salt and the rest of the caster sugar. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the yeasty milk mixture, beaten egg and softened butter.
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  • STEP 2
    Stir until the mixture is combined and comes together into a rough dough.
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  • STEP 3
    Tip onto a lightly-floured worksurface and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Form into a ball, put in a bowl and cover with clingfilm. leave in a warm place for about 11/2 hours. to make the cinnamon butter, beat together the butter, sugar and cinnamon.
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  • STEP 4
    Turn the dough onto a lightly-floured work surface and knead gently for 30 seconds. Roll into a rectangle, measuring about 30cm x 50cm.
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  • STEP 5

    Turn it so the longest side is nearest to you, then spread the cinnamon butter over the dough, leaving a border of about 1cm around the edges.

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  • STEP 6
    Roll the dough up, starting with the long side closest to you and keeping the roll even.
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  • STEP 7

    Cut into 7 slices of even thickness and put in a buttered non-stick 23cm springform cake tin.

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  • STEP 8

    Cover the rolls loosely with oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes to prove. Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4.

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  • STEP 9
    Brush the rolls with beaten egg and sprinkle with demerara sugar and flour. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 35-40 minutes until brown and cooked through.
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