I love this easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe because it allows me to skip the first rise, and I can get them on the table a lot sooner. We usually top with cream cheese, but we have used buttercream.
Heat milk and 1/3 cup butter together in a microwave-safe container in a microwave on high power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until mixture reaches 120 to 130 degrees F (49 to 54 degrees C). If too cool, microwave for 15 seconds more; if too hot, let cool to proper temperature.
Whisk eggs lightly in a small bowl, adding a small amount of milk mixture at a time to temper eggs until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
Mix 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add to milk mixture and beat on low speed using a dough hook, scraping down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula as needed.
Add remaining flour slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Continue to knead on low speed until dough looks smooth, 7 to 10 minutes; dough will be sticky and the bottom will remain stuck to the bowl.
Pour vegetable oil over dough and turn to coat. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and use your hands to shape into a small rectangle. Roll dough out into a rectangle that is about 1/4-inch thick.
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Spread 1/3 cup softened butter over dough and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Roll dough into a log and cut into 12 equal pieces.
Place rolls, cut-side down and almost touching, into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 30 to 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately turn out onto a tray or plate to cool; this allows the inside mixture to drip back into the rolls as they cool.
Per Serving: 358 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 53.3g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 59.7mg; sodium 291.6mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.