Where has March gone? Do you realize that Easter is next weekend, which also is the start of April? To help you prep for your Easter brunch or breakfast after sunrise service, we are sharing a delicious cinnamon roll with Kerrygold icing. You are probably thinking, “Fresh baked cinnamon rolls are quite a chore.” We are telling you that this recipe if fairly easy and foolproof.
You may have seen our tease on instagram, where we brought in the big gun, Grandma Ruth, to help. Grandma Ruth is a cinnamon roll baking pro, and she was able to share some helpful tips to making rolls taste great. We got our recipe from kerrygoldusa.com, and of course changed a few parts here and there.
First we prepped the dough. We put our dough hook on our mixer and combined the yeast and warmed milk. We used a kitchen thermometer to make sure that the milk was a cozy 110 degrees. We stirred in the sugar and let it sit for about 10 minutes until it was foamy. (This is when the yeast begins to activate. Don’t skip this important step.) We added the eggs and the flour. Add eggs and especially the flour slowly in order to get them incorporated with the dough.
Next, gently knead the dough with the mixer. We had to abandon the mixer fairly quickly at this step. The dough kept wrapping around the dough hooks and was not kneading well. We kneaded it within the bowl. Next, knead in the soften butter in chunks. You can add more flour if the dough looks sticky. Ours did not need extra flour.
We removed the dough from the bowl and gently kneaded it on a lightly floured surface (about 10 times). Then we rolled the dough into a ball and placed it in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray. We covered with plastic and a clean kitchen towel. The dough was placed in a warm area for about 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until it doubled.
In a small bowl we prepared the filling — brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch.
When the dough doubled in size, we removed it from the bowl. We divided the dough in half, and gently rolled it out on a floured surface with a rolling pin. Make sure to roll your dough into a rectangle about the same size as a 9 x 13 baking dish. Then we spread softened butter over the dough and sprinkled with half of the filling mixture. Starting at the long end, we rolled the dough up into a log. After rolling, we cut it in half and then cut the halves into thirds. The rolls were placed in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish which was sprayed with baking spray. We repeated the steps with the other half of the dough.
We covered the baking dish with a clean kitchen towel and placed in a warm area until slightly risen. We waited about 30 minutes. The rolls were baked at 375 degrees on the middle rack for about 20-25 minutes. Make sure not to overcook your rolls or they will be dry and hard.
While rolls were baking, we prepared the frosting by combining softened butter, powdered sugar and Kerrygold Irish Cream. The frosting was beaten with a small electric hand mixer until smooth and fluffy.
We frostened our rolls when they were slightly warm, so the frosting glazed the top. You may want to frosten the rolls when completely cooled.
You can serve the rolls warm or at room temperature with a mimosa or Hot Chocolate with a Twist. These rolls will be sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face on Easter morning.
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