Overnight Burnt-Butter Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is my great grandmother’s recipe that I changed a little to be a less old-fashioned.



Step: 1

Stir milk in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until milk starts to show small bubbles, steams, and reaches 85 to 100 degrees F (30 to 38 degrees C). Cool. Stir yeast into cooled milk.

Step: 2

Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over high heat; cook until butter is slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir 2 tablespoons butter into melted butter. Stir mashed potatoes and 2/3 cup white sugar into butter until well combined.

Step: 3

Beat eggs in a small bowl; add to mashed potatoes mixture and stir well. Pour milk-yeast mixture into mashed potato mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.

Step: 4

Stir flour into potato mixture 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well with a wooden spoon after each addition, until a dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead until soft, 1 to 3 minutes. Lightly oil dough with canola oil, place dough in a bowl, cover the bowl with a clean, damp towel, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, at least 1 hour.

Step: 5

Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan over high heat; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour butter into a bowl. Add remaining butter, brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, and cinnamon; mix until filling is well combined.

Step: 6

Roll 1/2 of the dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Spread 1/2 of the filling over dough rectangle. Cut dough width-wise into 12 equal strips. Roll up each strip and place in a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

Step: 7

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step: 8

Place rolls 4-inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

Step: 9

Bake in the preheated oven, rotating the baking sheets once, until golden and set, 11 to 13 minutes.

Step: 10

Whisk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and corn syrup together in a bowl. Whisk confectioners' sugar and cream into corn syrup mixture until desired glaze consistency is reached. Drizzle glaze over cinnamon rolls.


Per Serving: 176 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 25.2g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 29.4mg; sodium 70.2mg.

The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.

To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

A dough’s 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 timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.

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