Cinnamon Roll Heaven

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Decadent. Gooey. Sinful. Sweet. Heaven. 

Please just try this recipe and you’ll understand what I mean.

One morning the baby was cooperating and I convinced my husband I was going to make the best cinnamon rolls he has ever eaten. I found this recipe and success. The best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever eaten.

My brother later referred to these lovelies as “food porn” – Ha! But he is right, they are explicit.

Filling

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled

Dough

Cinnamon Roll Heaven

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled

Icing

  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Melt 1 stick of butter in a bowl, let it cool slightly. Then brush about 1 Tbsp into a 9 inch round pan
  • To prepare the filing combine brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a bowl. Add 1 Tbsp of  melted butter mixed together with a fork. (The consistency is like wet sand.)
  • Whisk together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Combine buttermilk and 2 Tbsp melted butter in another small bowl, then add to the dry ingredients
  • Stir to combine until you have a rough dough
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and kneed until just smooth (limit how much you work the dough)
  • Using your hands, press the dough out into about a 9 x 12 inch rectangle.
  • Brush with 2 Tbsp melted butter, the sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough.  Press the filling gently into the dough and leave a ½ inch border around the edges.
  • Using a dough scraper or large spatula loosen the dough from the counter, and roll on the long edge into a tube shape. Pinch the edge to seal.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal pieces. Slightly patting  each piece to keep the filling in.
  • Add the 8 pieces to the 9 inch prepared pan and brush with the remaining melted butter
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  • Prepare your icing in a small bowl by combining the butter, milk and powdered sugar. Adjust by adding more milk or more sugar until you reach the consistency you want.
  • Allow the rolls to sit for a few minutes before frosting.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon rolls and serve!

Dig in, Sin, and Enjoy!

B.

Source Recipe: Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

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