Cinnamon Rolls with Blood Orange & Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Rolls with Blood Orange & Cream Cheese Frosting - Candy Coated Culinista

Well the one thing I have accomplished during this lockdown is to break my yeasted recipes fear. Currently i’m three for three and loving it.

Yield/Serving: 8-9
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 min.
Inactive Time: 12 hours or overnight
Difficulty level is: Medium

Ingredients
Cinnamon Rolls

⦁ 1/2 cup 2% milk
⦁ 1/2 cup cup golden brown sugar
⦁ 2 -1/4 tsp active dry yeat (1 packet)
⦁ 7 tbsp, unsalted butter, melted
⦁ 1 egg
⦁ 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
⦁ 1/4 sea salt
⦁ 2 tsp ground cinnamon
⦁ 1 tsp ground nutmeg
⦁ 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Blood Orange & Cream Cheese Frosting
⦁ 1/8 cups cream cheese, softened
⦁ 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
⦁ 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
⦁ 1 tbsp 2% milk, or more if needed

Assembly
Cinnamon Rolls

1. In a small saucepan heat milk until it is lukewarm.
2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment pour milk in along with 1/3 cup golden brown sugar along with the yeast and stir until sugar has dissolved and then set aside.
3. After 5-8 minutes the yeast should start foaming.
4. Using the same saucepan melt 4 tbsp of the butter and pour into the mixer along with the egg and combine.
5. Add flour slowly and mix for four minutes and the dough will be soft.
6. Flour a pastry board or work surface and knead dough for two minutes until it comes together.
7. Place dough in a bowl and cover with cling wrap and let rise for 2 hours.
8. After 2 hours roll out the dough on a floured surface into a 10″ by 8″ rectangle.
9. Using the small saucepan melt the remaining 3 tbsp of butter and brush over the dough.
10. In a small prep bowl combine the remaining 1/4 cup golden brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and sprinkle over the dough.
11. Roll dough lengthwise and trim of the ends.
12. Slice with a pasty cutter or knife into 8 or 9 equal pieces and pinch the ends so the rolls don’t unroll.
13. Line a 9″ cake pan with aprchment paper and place rolls inside.
14. Cover thightly with cling wrap and elastic bands around the pan to ensure no air gets in.
15. Refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight.
16. In the morning remove pan from fridge and let rise again for another 2 hours. The rolls at this point will have risen again and are ready to bake.
17. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 35-40 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
18. While the cinnamon rolls are baking prepare the frosting.
Blood Orange & Cream Cheese Frosting
1. In a bowl combine cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar and grate in the blood orange zest until it is smooth and set aside.
2. Once cinnamon rolls have cooled down slightly 5 minutes, spread cream cheese frosting overtop and serve.

Please Enjoy

My thoughts
Another yeasted recipes results in a very happy C.C. i’m not sure when this streak will end but for right now I am doing a happy dance at these results. Light and fluffy cinnamon rolls with a sligthly tangy cream cheese and citrus frosting to cut the sweet.

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