I made these the other day as I had a craving for cinnamon rolls! They turned out really well so I thought I would share the recipe I used with all of you! Hope you have fun making these. If you do end up making these, please take pictures and post them on my Facebook page (click here).
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1/3 c. plus 1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 package active dry yeast
4 to 4 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
Combine 2 c. of the flour and the yeast in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Heat milk, 1/3 c. of the sugar, 1/3 c. of the butter and salt, stirring, in a medium-sized saucepan until just warm and the butter has almost melted.Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides of the bowl. (This can also be done without an electric mixer).Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can with a wooden spoon.
Turn dough out onto a flat, floured surface.Knead in just enough of whatever flour remains so that the dough is soft, smooth and elastic. This should take about 4 minutes of kneading time.
Shape dough into a ball, place in a large, lightly greased bowl, and turn once so that the dough is greased all over.Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, place in a warm spot and allow to rise for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
Punch dough down after it has risen and turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
Divide dough in half, cover, and let rest 10 minutes. Lightly grease a large baking pan.
Roll each dough half into a rectangle. Brush the melted 3 tbsp. of butter over the dough.
Combine 1/2 c. sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough.
Roll each piece of the dough up, starting from the long side. Seal the seam when finished rolling up the dough by pinching the dough with your fingers and smushing it into the main body of the rolled up dough. Slice each rolled-up log into equal pieces and place in the greased baking pans. Cover the pans and let the dough rise in a warm place until nearly double in size, about 30 minutes.
Bake rolls in a preheated, 190℃ oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.
Cool rolls slightly, then remove from pan.
To make the icing to drizzle over the top of the rolls, mix about 3/4 cup of icing sugar with a little boiling water to make a smooth paste.