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Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting: A Decadent Delight

Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting: A Decadent Delight

Treat yourself to these ultimate cinnamon rolls, made with rich, buttery dough filled with a sweet cinnamon mixture and topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a special treat, these rolls are soft, moist and bursting with flavor.

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Why you'll love it: These cinnamon rolls are the perfect combination of soft, chewy dough, a sweet cinnamon filling, and a rich, creamy frosting. Adding heavy cream in the cooking process makes them incredibly moist and tender. The cream cheese frosting adds a delicious tang that balances the sweetness of the buns. They are perfect for any occasion and are sure to impress your family and friends.

Perfect occasion: Ideal for breakfast, brunches, holiday mornings or as a delicious snack. These cinnamon rolls are perfect for serving at family gatherings, potlucks, or anytime you want to treat yourself to a delicious homemade pastry.

Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, sprinkle the glazed buns with a dusting of cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel sauce. You can also top them with chopped nuts or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a nice finish. Serving the buns warm will enhance their flavors and make them even more irresistible.

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 525 g bread flour
  • 10g of salt
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 6g dry yeast
  • 145g of whole milk
  • 100 g of cold water
  • 160 g of heavy cream
  • 50g unsalted butter
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For filling:

  • 80 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 140 g brown sugar
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the pastry:

  • 80g heavy cream
  • 55g brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 220 g softened fresh cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60g powdered sugar
  • 65 g of heavy cream

Instructions:

Prepare the dough:

  1. In a large bowl, combine bread flour, salt, granulated sugar and dry yeast. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the milk, cold water and heavy cream. Using a stand mixer on medium-low speed, knead for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the butter and continue to knead for another 20 minutes. You can also knead the dough on a floured surface for 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Prepare the filling:

  1. In a small bowl, mix softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt until well combined.
  2. Once the dough has risen, roll it out and roll it out on a floured surface into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Spread the cinnamon mixture over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  4. Starting at one long edge, roll the dough up tightly to form a log.
  5. Cut the log into 8 to 12 equal slices using a sharp knife or a piece of flavorless dental floss.

Get ready for baking:

  1. In a small bowl, combine heavy cream, brown sugar, and salt, mixing until well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a buttered baking mold.
  3. Place the rolls in the prepared baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.
  4. Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise for another 30 minutes.
  5. Once the rolls have risen, bake them in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove the buns from the oven and let them cool slightly while you prepare the glaze.

Prepare the frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined and creamy.
  3. Once the cinnamon rolls have cooled slightly, generously spread the cream cheese frosting on top of each roll.

Enjoy these warm and gooey cinnamon rolls with their perfect balance of sweet, spicy and creamy flavors!

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