January 09, 2013

Cooking | Cinnamon Rolls

This is the first time I made cinnamon rolls and I can't say I am 100% happy with the way these turned out solely because they did not rise properly for some reason, but still, they were really yummy and I love how easy this recipe is so I thought I would share it with you ladies!

For the dough, you will need:

  • ¾ cup buttermilk, warm (110 degrees)
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4¼ cups (21¼ ounces) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (1¾ ounces) sugar
  • 1 envelope (2¼ teaspoons) instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt

DOUGH: Whisk the buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs together in a large bowl. 

Add the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt and and blend with the mixer on low speed until the dough comes together.

Increase the mixer speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Feel free to add more flour if needed, until the dough clears the side of the bowl but sticks to the bottom.

Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead by hand to form a smooth, round ball. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, 2 to 2½ hours.

For the rolls, you will need:

  • ¾ cup packed (5¼ ounces) light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Grease a baking pan. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a small bowl.

Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured counter and press it into a rectangle. Brush the dough with the melted butter, then sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over it, leaving a ¾-inch border along the top edge. Press on the filling to adhere it to the dough.

Loosen the dough from the counter using a spatula, and roll the dough into a tight log. Pinch the seam closed and roll the log seam side down. Gently stretch the log to an even diameter and pat the ends to even them.

Slice the cylinder into evenly sized rolls using a serrated knife, if possible - it really works much better. Arrange the rolls cut side down in the prepared baking pan and wrap tightly with greased plastic wrap. 

Let rise in a warm place until the rolls have nearly doubled in size and are pressed against one another, 1 to 1½ hours.

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the rolls until golden and puffed, 25 to 30 minutes.

Finally, for the glaze, you will need:

  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Flip the rolls out onto a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Whisk the confectioners’ sugar, softened cream cheese, buttermilk, and vanilla together in a medium bowl until smooth. Flip the rolls upright, drizzle with the glaze, and serve.

To make ahead: In step 6, do not let the rolls rise, but refrigerate them overnight or up to 16 hours. Let the rolls sit at room temperature until they have nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour, then bake as directed.


Original recipe from America's Test Kitchen Feed


  1. Omg :O these look super duper yummy :P I've always wanted to make some from scratch, this seems like such a great recipe :D Thanks for sharing!



  2. Omg :O these look super duper yummy :P I've always wanted to make some from scratch, this seems like such a great recipe :D Thanks for sharing!



  3. Miam!

    p.s. j'ai vu ton message concernant les faux-cils. Merci de m'avoir mise au courant :)

  4. I love homemade cinnamon rolls! Better than store-bought.

  5. Miam, ils ont l'air délicieux! Quand je serai plus sûre de moi en cuisine, je pense que je vais tenter le coup hihi! :)

  6. OK, this looks AMAZING!! I'm useless in the kitchen but I may try to make them!!

  7. I love Cinnamon rolls, these look delicious. x

  8. Il t'en reste? Penses-tu que ça s'envoie par la poste? Ça serait bon en titi! héhé ;) Sans blagues, il faudrait que j'essaie, j'en ai jamais fait!

  9. OH you make me drool over them! they look so delicious :D I am gonna make this next time for sure! Thank you for the recipe!! did you finish it all? ;)



  10. Looks so incredibly yummy! Great recipe :) x

  11. Oh my gosh! These look SO tasty, would go perfectly with my cup of tea right now! xx

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx