Let’s face it, 90-95% of the recipes we pin on Pinterest is never put into action, they are never tested! After reading that you may have thought something along the lines of, “They looked so good… but what is cream of tartar?” or maybe, “This says the prep time alone is an hour! Not including the baking time. I don’t have time for this!” Well, I’m here to tell you about an excellent recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls that I found on Pinterest that takes only forty-five minutes!
Layla, from GimmeDelicious.com, posted on therecipecritic.com that this cinnamon bun recipe would be the only one you would ever need, and I completely agree! Although this recipe did take longer than forty-five minutes for me, I think the more I practice it, the faster I will be able to do it.
The recipe does require that you make your own dough, but down let that scare you! It is much simpler than anyone has ever made it look. It’s a simple mixture of flour, sugar, water, milk, butter, egg, salt, and a package of fast rise yeast. After microwaving the milk, water, and butter together, you simply throw it all together in a bowl and begin to knead. If the word ‘knead’ scares you, it shouldn’t. All you are doing is pressing the sticky ingredients into the dry ingredients with the heels of your hands. When your dough is no longer sticky, they tell you to
If the word ‘knead’ scares you, it shouldn’t. All you are doing is pressing the sticky ingredients into the dry ingredients with the heels of your hands. When your dough is no longer sticky, they tell you to sit it aside in a lightly greased bowl for five minutes. While you’re waiting, you can mix the filling of your delicious rolls. Mix two tablespoons of cinnamon and ¼ cup brown sugar and set aside. When your dough is ready, roll it out into the neatest rectangle you can get, remember the wider the dough is rolled out, the more beautiful spirals you will have. I knew that my mother would not appreciate me spreading flour all over the counter of a Saturday morning, so what I did is take a cookie sheet and flip it upside down, cover it with a thin layer of flour and rolled my dough out on that. This kept the mess of the flour contained, for the most part, and also gave me something to stencil my dough into the right shape with.
From here she tells you how to rise the dough in the oven for twenty minutes and bake them for 15-20 minutes. This part is explained simple enough so I won’t go into detail. When your kitchen has the aroma of what you imagine Heaven smells like, your cinnamon rolls are ready to come out and be topped with your coffee or original glaze.
I highly suggest this recipe for any sort of brunch or even if your friends are just coming over for coffee and movies. This recipe was simple and enjoyable to make, nothing was stressful, my curls are not yet gray, and so I say that anyone of any age can try, and rock this recipe!