Oven, Rolling pin, Brush, Baking dish
Warm the milk. Dissolve the yeast & 0.5 tbsp of the granulated sugar in the milk. Let it stand for 10 min.
In a mixing bowl, combine 2.5 cups of flour (reserving 0.5 cup), 3 tbsp of granulated sugar (reserving 0.5 tbsp) & 1 tsp of salt. Then form a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
Crack the egg into the well. Add the milk-yeast mixture & 3 tbsp of melted butter.
Beat the batter vigorously with a wooden spoon or spatula for 2-3 min. The dough should be smooth & elastic.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Set it aside in a warm place to rise for 1.5 hours. The dough will double in volume.
Sprinkle the dough with the remaining 0.5 cup of flour. Gently punch down the dough. Then knead it for 1-2 min.
Cover the bowl again. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, bring the rest of the butter to room temperature.
In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar & cinnamon. Stir until the mixture resembles a thick cinnamon-sugar paste.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Lay it on a floured surface.
Form the dough into a ball. Then roll it out into a rectangle.
Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the entire surface of the dough.
Starting with a long side of the rectangle, roll up the dough to form a cylinder. Tightly seal the fold closed by pinching it with your fingers.
Push in the ends of the cylinder, so it's a bit thicker & shorter. Then cut it into 6 rolls.
Arrange the rolls in a greased baking dish. (Give them space to expand while baking!)
Cover the dish with a damp towel. Let the rolls rise in a warm place for 30 min. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Brush the raised rolls with milk (optional). Bake them for 25 min at 350°F.
While the rolls are baking, whip up the icing! In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, the last 0.5 tbsp of granulated sugar & just enough water to make a smooth pourable icing.
Remove the rolls from the oven. While they're still hot, drizzle the icing over top.
Let the rolls cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
Average estimated amount for one serving
On average, one serving of the recipe "Cinnamon Rolls" contains 515 Energy, 22 g of Fat, 68 g of Carbohydrates, 10 g of Protein, 4 g of Fiber.