Soft gooey center with bursts of cinnnamony flavor and a slightly crispy exterior with a tangy not-too-sweet glaze??? Yes, PLEASE!
The Pursuit of a Perfect Recipe
My first experience tackling cinnamon buns was in college. I remember the intense feeling of satisfaction as I pulled my first batch out of the oven, the aroma of fresh bread and spices filling the apartment. This recipe has been years in the making as I’ve searched for that perfect cinnamon roll, one that has a soft gooey center and plenty of cinnamon flavor but that isn’t too sweet. I can’t get enough of how the tang in the cream cheese glaze tempers the decadence of these big rolls. Every family needs a cinnamon bun recipe that they rely on for special weekend breakfasts, and this one is definitely the go-to in my house. You can even assemble these the night before and let them rise in the refrigerator overnight, then all you have to do in the morning is bake them!
I don’t think anyone can resist the warm, inviting scent of cinnamon rolls filling the house on a lazy morning. Get ready for some ooey-gooey goodness! These rolls are glazed with a classic cream cheese frosting, but you can always get a little indulgent and drizzle some maple syrup on there as well. If you feel like switching things up this weekend, give the Sweet Orange rendition a try!
WHAT’S YOUR PROOF?
This recipe is designed for anyone and everyone, from baking beginners to seasoned bakers with no time to waste. The key to most bready bakes is the finicky proofing step, which directly affects the texture. It can take some practice to fine tune; if your bread is under-proofed you will have trouble shaping it but on the flip side, over-proofing a dough will cause it to collapse. By upping the yeast measurement, I’ve made this step easier. It will only take a quick 15 to 20 minutes for the rolls to rise to the occasion!Print