Recipe credit: @tableforfivedubai
Pic, retyped and tweaked to my preference: @the_kitchen_girl
*makes approximately 16 large rolls
½ cup lukewarm milk2 ¼ teaspoon instant yeast½ teaspoon castor sugar, to proof the yeast60g softened butter½ cup castor sugar4 + - cups white flour I used 4 ½ 1 cups warm milk1 eggs, beaten1 teaspoon salt
Filling:⅓ cups softened butter¾ cups sugar2 tablespoon cinnamon¼ cup raisinsMix the sugar and cinnamon together.
Secret ingredient!! Fresh cream to put on top of the rolls before going into the oven.
Topping:100g cream cheese60g butter1 teaspoon vanilla essence1 cup icing sugarPecans for sprinkling
Place yeast, half cup lukewarm milk and half teaspoon sugar together in a smaller bowl, stir and leave aside for 10 minutes until frothy.
Add the 1 cup warm (NOT lukewarm) milk, salt, butter and sugar to the mixer bowl and beat until well combined. Add the egg to the cooled mixture and beat. Add 1 cups of flour and mix till smooth. Add in the yeast mixture at this point and mix till well incorporated.Add the rest of the flour and now switch to the dough hook. Knead till you have a soft, smooth but not sticky dough.Place the dough into a greased container, cover with cling wrap and allow to rise until it is double its size. (Took about an hour).Once the dough has doubled in size, knock down, roll out into a rectangle/oval on a well floured surface about 15 x 20in . Spread filling mixture evenly but very generously over the dough, ensuring that the entire surface area is covered. Start with the butter, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and the raisins. Roll up tightly from one of the longer ends, to form a long roll. Cut into even slices and place onto a lined paper or greased baking tray. Leave again to rise till it’s doubled in size.
Once the rolls are ready, generously pour 1tbs fresh cream over each roll.Bake at 180 c for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
Once slightly cooled, beat together the topping ingredients and spread over the cinnamon rolls. Add a little milk if it's too thick.Sprinkle with pecans