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Cinnamon Rolls for Kickstarting New Projects | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

God, there's nothing better than a warm cinnamon roll covered in icing.

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I have been craving cinnamon rolls so bad. I do not know what my problem is, other than that I haven't had one of these puppies in like, actual years.


(That does sound like a problem, now that I think about it.)


But the good news is that this week we fixed it with these absolutely delicious cinnamon rolls. The dough itself is light and fluffy, thanks to the instant yeast, and the cinnamon sugar combo is elite with that tangy cream cheese frosting on top. I'm a bit of an icing fiend, admittedly, so if you want less icing, definitely half or three-quarters(?) the recipe for that. Otherwise, it's time to party.


I also noticed while making this that it was awfully similar to potica. And that the dough rose way better than my potica dough ever has. I may need to start just pouring my yeast directly into the dough when I make that (and using a lot more of it than what I normally do).


Anyway, when it comes time to start new projects, and you want to feel safe, stable, and ready for action, it's the yeast, cinnamon, milk, and wheat from the flour that'll do you good here.

Magic in Cinnamon Rolls

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So obviously, cinnamon will come into play here, but I want to talk about the yeast. Yeast, being a real living thing (teeny little microbes that make the dough rise), adds a lot of magic to your food! The only sad thing is that the reason your dough rises is because of the gas these fellas let off when they both eat and die in the oven, so... it's also something of a sacrifice, if you think about it. Which is a little grim. But nonetheless effective for magic that draws on its properties, like fortitude, efficiency, speed, and resilience!



When you have a craving for something warm, soft, sweet, and comforting as all hell, pull this recipe out. There's a balance here of inspiring, warm energy from the Sun, balanced, efficient energy from Venus and Mercury, and that intuitive, gentle energy from the Moon—all with their respective elements to keep you feeling happy, cozy, loved, and ready to take on your next project.


Cinnamon Rolls


Prep time: 3 hours

Cook time: 25 minutes

Makes 10-14 rolls


Ingredients:

For Dough:

  • 4 Tbsp melted butter

  • 1 1/2 tsp (6g) vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/4 cup (200g) sugar

  • 2 1/2 tsp (15g) instant yeast

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) lukewarm milk

  • 1 tsp (4g) salt

  • 3 cups (360g) all purpose flour

For Filling:

  • 2/3 cup (70/80g) light brown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp (25g) cinnamon

  • 4 Tbsp softened butter

For Icing (This Makes a Lot):

  • 8oz cream cheese

  • 3 tsp (12g) vanilla

  • 180g powdered sugar

  • 4 Tbsp softened butter

Directions:

  1. Warm your milk, but don't make it too hot (should be warm to touch)!

  2. Mix melted (slightly cooled) butter, sugar, milk, & yeast into bowl & stir.

  3. After a few minutes, add eggs, vanilla, and beat together

  4. Mix dry ingredients & combine with wet until a dough forms, then knead on a floured table until smooth.

  5. Cover and let rest until doubled, about 2 hours.

  6. Punch down dough & roll out to 1/4 inch thickness (not too thin!)

  7. Gently smear melted butter on, then cover with cinnamon sugar.

  8. Roll up and cut into 1 inch pieces, then let proof another 30 to 45 minutes.

  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350F.

  10. While baking, beat icing ingredients together until smooth.

  11. Wait 10 minutes before spreading frosting on fresh cinnamon rolls.

If you need to ask, yes. I ate like, five billion of these. And kept licking at the frosting where I could get some extra. I love stuff like this, and this is why I bake it very, very rarely. But I hope you enjoy a fresh pan of cinnamon rolls, and that you have a great Easter! ♥

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