A quest for Cinnamon Roll perfection…
You know how some people can’t rest unless their home is in perfect order, or their outfit is exactly what they’d envisioned or they’ve accomplished some amazing physical challenge….well for me….I can’t rest until I figure out the perfect recipe for something. Yes, my counter may not be perfectly cleared off, and my girls may scoff my “mom” outfit – but I have finally figured out the recipe for my perfect cinnamon rolls and that makes me feel very satisfied! …until the next idea pops into my head. ( :
We love cinnamon rolls when it’s holiday time and can enjoy a nice relaxing morning to dawdle around the house sipping our coffee. Waking up crazy-early to start making cinnamon rolls from the beginning would defeat the relaxing morning plan, so I make the cinnamon rolls most of the way the night before and let them proof/rise in the refrigerator overnight – which allows you to sleep in, but also it seems to improve the texture and flavor of the dough.
This dough is rich with butter, milk, an egg and egg yolks – reminds me of tender and rich brioche dough. I like my cinnamon rolls with just enough buttery cinnamon filling to smell and taste amazing, but not overpower the flavor of the beautiful tender dough – feel free to adjust the filling amount to your liking. I always spread the warm rolls with a simple icing the melts, coats the rolls and slips into all the cinnamon swirls. Sometimes I make a simple butter, powdered sugar and milk icing, sometimes I make one with cream cheese – either way, they’re delicious!