Oh but the smell you get while these are baking!!!! You will instantly feel happy
and start dancing…at least that what happens with me. My all time favorite and
I must say my friends go crazy over these rolls. Not too sweet, just right.
For the dough:
- 1 cup milk, warm not boiling
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 5 tablespoons of white sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoons quick rise yeast
- 1 large egg, lightly whisked
- 3 ½ cups (about) all purpose flour
- A big pinch of salt
For the filling
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 50 gr or more butter at room temperature
For the icing
- 110 grs Philadelphia cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Combine milk, sugar, melted butter and yeast in a bowl. Give it a quick stir and let stand for 5 mins until yeast is activated.
- In the meantime in a bowl sift the flour and salt. Make a small well and add the egg.
- Add the activated Yeast Mixture to the flour and egg and mix with your hands. Once a sticky dough is formed sprinkle flour on a clean surface, tip the dough, sprinkle some more flour and start kneading until you end up with a soft and silky dough.
- Place dough in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray, cover loosely with cling film and a kitchen towel and leave to rest and rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until double in size.
- When dough is ready, roll It into a rectangle. Brush the butter with a spatula on the dough and the sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon (that you will have mixed together in a small bowl. Check ingredients For the filling section).
- Roll the dough tightly and then cut into even slices, 12 to 15.
- Arrange the rolls in a baking dish. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Bake till golden brown.
- While the rolls are baking place all the icing ingredient in a bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Store in your fridge till ready to use.
- Let the rolls rest for 5 minutes before covering with the icing.
- Serve warm.
TIP: for extra moist rolls I add a bit of heavy cream on top of each just before they go in the oven. Yum!