Classic Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

Slathered with a tart buttermilk glaze, these 
tender cinnamon rolls are worth waking up for.

Classic Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 10 servings
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  1. ¼ cup warm water (105° to 110°)
  2. 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  3. 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  4. ¼ cup sugar
  5. 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  6. ¾ cup whole buttermilk
  7. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  8. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  1. ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  1. ¼ cup whole buttermilk
  2. 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  3. 2¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. For dough: In a small bowl, combine 
¼ cup warm water and yeast. Let stand until mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, and salt. With mixer on low speed, add yeast mixture, buttermilk, egg, and butter. Increase mixer speed to medium, 
and beat until dough comes together. Switch to the dough hook attachment. Continue beating until dough is smooth 
and elastic, about 7 minutes.
  3. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°) until doubled in size, about 
11⁄2 hours.
  4. Lightly punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14x10-inch rectangle.
  5. For filling: Spread butter over dough. 
In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture over butter; gently press mixture into dough. Starting with one long side, roll dough into 
a log; pinch seam to seal. Place log seam side down, and cut into 10 rolls.
  6. Spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Place rolls in prepared skillet. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°) until doubled in size, 45 to 
60 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover rolls. 
Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool 
slightly in skillet.
  8. For glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk and cream cheese 
until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar 
and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread 
glaze over warm rolls.
Taste of the South

 Find more great recipes like this one in Taste of the South‘s January/February 2017 issue!


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