Soft eggless Cinnamon Rolls with a cream cheese glaze are super fluffy and light and just the right amount of sweet - perfect for breakfast or your Sunday brunch.
Cuisine American, Breads & Buns
Keyword cinnamon rolls, eggless
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Proofing time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours20minutes
360gall purpose flour
50gmelted unsalted butter
7gdried yeast- equal to 1 packet or 2 tsp
50gunsalted butter- soft at room temperature
100glight brown sugar
Cream Cheese Glaze
50gcream cheese- softened
1-2tbspmilk- as required
Activate the yeast – take the lukewarm milk and melted butter in a small bowl, add 1 tbsp of sugar, sprinkle the yeast and mix. Let it rest for 10 minutes. The yeast will start getting frothy and bubbles will come up. (If this doesn’t happen, your yeast has either expired or the water is too hot).
In a large bowl, sift your dry ingredients – flour, remaining sugar and salt.
Add the activated yeast mixture to your dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon till you get a shaggy dough.
Transfer everything to a clean surface and knead it for about 10 minutes till you get a soft and elastic dough. You can use your stand mixer with dough hook attachment as well for this.
Put the dough into a well-oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Let it rest for 60-90 minutes in a warm dry place till it doubles in size. (I keep mine in a switched-off microwave oven).
While the dough is rising, prepare the cinnamon filling. In a bowl, mix cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. Add softened butter and mix well. Keep aside.
Once the dough has proofed, punch it in the bowl to remove the air and take it out on a clean surface.
Flour your surface and rolling pin. Roll out the dough to a rectangle of about 12" x 15" or till about half inch thickness.
Rub the butter-sugar mixture all over the dough evenly and gently press it in the dough.
Starting on the long end, roll the dough up tightly jelly roll style.
Cut into 12 even slices with a sharp knife or dough cutter and place in a well-greased 9" x 13" baking pan or a round 9" pan. You can also cut them into smaller slices. Keep them a little spaced apart.
Cover the pan and allow the rolls to rise for 20 minutes or until nearly double.
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F.
Bake the cinnamon rolls at 180 C for 18-20 minutes until the rolls are lightly golden brown and the center rolls are cooked through. You can see the colour and also slightly press them in center to see if they are cooked and spring back.
While the rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and the powdered sugar. Beat until combined. Add vanilla extract and mix. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of milk till you get the desired pouring consistency.
Spread the frosting over the cinnamon rolls as soon as they're out of the oven. Let the rolls cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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