Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls: Softest Cinnamon Rolls Ever! | The Woks of Life

At this time, our household’s tried-and-true, much-loved milk bread recipe will get the Cinnamon Roll therapy. These extremely fluffy Cinnamon Rolls are the stuff of Goldilocks’s goals. 

That’s, they’ve simply the correct amount of cinnamon, frosting, and naturally, essentially the most tender, fluffy, pull-apart texture. 

The Fluffiest Cinnamon Rolls

The proper cinnamon roll is an elusive factor. So elusive that I had given up hope on the entire idea, relegating it to reminiscences of being 10 years previous, shopping for Cinnabon on the mall with $48 (my life’s financial savings) in my flower purse, a Sam Goody CD buy, and one too many Claire’s shock baggage in tow. If you already know, you already know.

All too typically, cinnamon rolls are means too candy, dry, and downright robust. The following day, it tastes such as you’re consuming the stale finish of a loaf of bread that’s been drowned in sugary frosting and dropped in sand. It’s a dessert that requires a lot effort—a really touching gesture of TLC—and but…by no means has a dessert impressed a lot jadedness! 

That mentioned, these Cinnamon Rolls have rekindled my love for Cinnamon Rolls. 

They’re FLUFFY. 

They’re TENDER. 

They’re tremendous CINNAMON-Y (however not tooo cinnamon-y).

Biting into one proper out of the oven had me—and our household of sugar skeptics—positively giddy. 

We’ve mentioned it earlier than, however at any time when we submit a non-Chinese language, non-sequitur recipe like this, PAY ATTENTION. As a result of we’re doing it for our household’s posterity, and never for anybody else. 

And that’s how you already know it’s good. 

Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Why cinnamon rolls, and why now? 

Some meals are seasonal favorites, however I really feel like I missed the memo on Cinnamon Rolls. All of the sudden I’m seeing them e v e r y w h e r e. 

Is the Cinnamon Roll the dessert of January doldrums? The official forget-about-my-New-Yr’s-diet dessert? Or is it simply our collective perpetual want for consolation meals given every thing occurring? 

No matter it’s, I’m totally supportive. After seeing so many Cinnamon Rolls popping up across the web, I used to be pushed to the kitchen to do some experimenting! 

Pouring icing on fluffy cinnamon rolls
Fluffy Cinnamon Roll on Plate

Ditch the Tangzhong 

Naturally, my subliminally-Cinnamon-Roll-obsessed mind turned to my mother’s milk bread recipe. My mom (and her cousin, who tipped her off to it) deserves an award for this recipe. 

It’s the bottom of all our Chinese language bakery favorites, and there’s NO TANGZHONG REQUIRED. 

As a licensed Lazy Cook dinner, it’s issues like this that actually rely. No range, no whisking. 

Combine & Match 

Most cinnamon roll recipes make 9-12, however this recipe makes a whopping 16 rolls, which is actually superior, as a result of in case you’re gonna take the time for any sort of bread, you need to be left with a *substantial* amount, proper? 

However the actually wonderful thing about this recipe is you could both make 16 scrumptious cinnamon rolls, or you may halve and even quarter the dough to make a few of our different Chinese bakery favorites

It’s all too straightforward to make use of half the dough for cinnamon rolls, and use the rest to throw collectively some hot dog buns. Or you possibly can put collectively some ham and cheese buns or bacon & scallion bread. Sky’s the restrict! 

If you wish to make a smaller batch of pineapple buns, say, all you want is the useful slider in our recipe card (simply click on on the # of servings) to proportionally generate lowered components measurements. Simple peasy! 

Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls: Recipe Directions

(Maintain studying for step-by-step directions and images; scroll all the way down to the printable recipe card for the total components listing.)

Begin by making the dough. 

Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, add these components within the following order: room temperature heavy cream, milk, and egg, adopted by the sugar, cake flour, bread flour, lively dry yeast, and salt. There is no such thing as a have to activate the yeast beforehand. 

Activate the mixer to the bottom setting, and let it go for quarter-hour, sometimes stopping the mixer to push the dough collectively. For those who’re in a damp local weather and the dough is simply too sticky, be happy so as to add just a little extra flour 1 tablespoon at a time till it comes collectively. It needs to be sticking to the underside of the bowl, however not the perimeters. For those who don’t have a mixer and want to knead by hand, lengthen the kneading time by 5-10 minutes.

Milk Bread Dough in mixer

Cowl the bowl with a humid towel and place in a heat spot for 1-2 hours, or till it has doubled in measurement. (We proof our dough in a closed microwave with a mug of simply boiled water subsequent to it.)

Within the meantime, grease two baking vessels on all sides with butter. We match 12 rolls in a big oval casserole dish, and 4 right into a smaller overflow casserole dish. You can even use two 9-inch cake pans. Take into account that these develop fairly a bit. You need to guarantee they’ve sufficient room to develop, however not a lot room that they gained’t find yourself hugging one another within the pan as soon as baked. 

Subsequent, combine the cinnamon sugar filling. In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and salt.

Cinnamon Sugar Filling ingredients in bowl

It is going to appear like a brown paste. 

Cinnamon roll filling

After the dough has doubled in measurement, put it again within the mixer, and stir for an additional 5 minutes to do away with any air bubbles.

Now you’re able to assemble the cinnamon rolls. 

Enriched dough on board with rolling pin

Roll the dough out right into a 12×24 inch (30x60cm) rectangle, at about ¼-inch thickness.

Dough rolled into 12x24 inch rectangle

Dollop the cinnamon roll filling throughout the floor of the dough.

Cinnamon Brown Sugar paste on rolled out dough

Utilizing a butter knife, unfold the cinnamon filling evenly over the dough leaving a few ½-inch of border on the perimeters.

Cinnamon filling spread onto dough

Roll it tightly into a giant cigar…

Rolling cinnamon filling into dough
Filled cinnamon roll dough before cutting

…And lower it into 16 equal items. (It helps to attain it first in half, then in fourths, and so forth). 

Cutting cinnamon rolls
Cut cinnamon rolls

Prepare the buns within the buttered baking pans (in relation to the tip items, place them lower facet up) with about 1/2 to three/4 inch between every bun. Proof for an additional 30-40 minutes.

This was what our rolls seemed like after proofing:

Proofed cinnamon rolls

quarter-hour into the final spherical of proofing, organize a rack in the course of the oven, and preheat to 350°F/175°C. After proofing the buns, bake for 20-25 minutes. Ours baked in 25 minutes.

If you already know your oven runs scorching, proceed accordingly. The middle buns will look just a little pale relative to those on the sides, however don’t be tempted to bake them longer! 

Whereas the buns are baking, make the cream cheese icing. Whip the cream cheese and butter till fluffy and pale yellow. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar. For tremendous thick icing, omit the milk. For a thinner, pourable consistency (as proven), add the milk. 

When the buns are carried out baking, take away from the oven. Drizzle icing evenly over the buns as desired. 

Drizzling cinnamon rolls with icing

Serve these instantly!!! They’re greatest contemporary out of the oven. The following day, they are often warmed up within the microwave for about 20-30 seconds to make them fluffy, heat and tender. 

Removing fluffy cinnamon roll from baking dish
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Cinnamon Rolls with icing

Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

These fluffy cinnamon rolls, made with our household’s well-known milk bread recipe, are tender, tender, and by no means robust or fast to go stale! We’re recording this recipe on the weblog for our household and nobody else. That is how you already know it is good!

Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls, thewoksoflife.com

serves: 16

Substances

For the icing (Makes 2 cups of icing. We used 1 cup, as a result of we desire ours much less candy. Those that like their cinnamon rolls drowning ought to make the total recipe! )

Directions

  • Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, add these components within the following order: room temperature heavy cream, milk, and egg, adopted by the sugar, cake flour, bread flour, lively dry yeast, and salt. There is no such thing as a have to activate the yeast beforehand.

  • Activate the mixer to the bottom setting, and let it go for quarter-hour, sometimes stopping the mixer to push the dough collectively. For those who’re in a damp local weather and the dough is simply too sticky, be happy so as to add just a little extra flour 1 tablespoon at a time till it comes collectively. It needs to be sticking to the underside of the bowl, however not the perimeters. For those who don’t have a mixer and want to knead by hand, lengthen the kneading time by 5-10 minutes.

  • Cowl the bowl with a humid towel and place in a heat spot for 1-2 hours, or till it has doubled in measurement. (We proof our dough in a closed microwave with a mug of simply boiled water subsequent to it.)

  • Within the meantime, grease two baking vessels on all sides with butter. We match 12 rolls in a big oval casserole dish, and 4 right into a smaller overflow casserole dish. You can even use two 9-inch cake pans. Take into account that these develop fairly a bit. You need to guarantee they’ve sufficient room to develop, however not a lot room that they gained’t find yourself hugging one another within the pan as soon as baked.

  • Subsequent, combine the cinnamon sugar filling. In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and salt till it’s a brown paste.

  • After the dough has doubled in measurement, put it again within the mixer, and stir for an additional 5 minutes to do away with any air bubbles.

  • Roll the dough out right into a 12×24 inch (30x60cm) rectangle, at about ¼-inch thickness. Utilizing a butter knife, unfold the brown sugar filling evenly over the dough leaving a few ½-inch of border on the perimeters. Roll it tightly into a giant cigar, and lower it into 16 equal items. (It helps to attain it first in half, then in fourths, and so forth).

  • Prepare the buns within the buttered baking pans (in relation to the tip items, place them lower facet up) with about ¾-inch between every bun. Proof for an additional 30-40 minutes.

  • quarter-hour into the final spherical of proofing, organize a rack in the course of the oven, and preheat to 350°F/175°C. After proofing the buns, bake for 20-25 minutes. Ours baked in 25 minutes. If you already know your oven runs scorching, proceed accordingly. The middle buns will look just a little pale relative to those on the sides, however don’t be tempted to bake them longer!

  • Whereas the buns are baking, make the cream cheese icing. Whip the cream cheese and butter till fluffy and pale yellow. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar. For tremendous thick icing, omit the milk. For a thinner, pourable consistency, add the milk.

  • When the buns are carried out baking, take away from the oven. Drizzle icing evenly over the buns as desired. Serve heat!

Ideas & Notes:

These are greatest contemporary out of the oven, however for as much as 4 days after baking, reheat within the microwave for 20 seconds. 

diet information

Energy: 362kcal (18%) Carbohydrates: 49g (16%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fats: 16g (25%) Saturated Fats: 10g (50%) Trans Fats: 1g Ldl cholesterol: 58mg (19%) Sodium: 304mg (13%) Potassium: 101mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 25g (28%) Vitamin A: 557IU (11%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 60mg (6%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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