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Danish Cinnamon Rolls

March 19, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Just Yum Yum
  • Makes 24
Author Notes

Recipe for Danish cinnamon rolls (Kanelsnegl) with an incredibly delicious frosting made of powdered sugar, cream cheese and butter. —Just Yum Yum

What You'll Need
  • For the Dough
  • 2 packets vanilla pudding powder
  • 100 milliliters water
  • 500 milliliters milk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 120 grams butter
  • 2 packets fresh yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 800 grams flour
  • 200 grams melted butter
  • 300 grams brown sugar
  • 5 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • For the Frosting
  • 250 grams powdered sugar
  • 250 grams cream cheese
  • 120 grams butter
  • 2 packets vanilla sugar
  1. Boil the milk in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Mix the pudding powder with cold water.
  3. Then stir in the boiling milk.
  4. Cook briefly until the pudding is thickened.
  5. Remove the pot from the oven.
  6. Stir in the butter until it melts.
  7. Then stir in sugar and eggs.
  8. Let the pudding mixture cool down, crumble the yeast and stir in.
  9. Mix salt and flour in a large bowl.
  10. Add the pudding mixture and knead to a soft, slightly sticky dough.
  11. Let the dough rest for one to two hours – or until the dough has doubled.
  12. Now cut the dough in half and roll out on a well-floured surface. At the end, the dough should have a rectangular shape with a thickness of 1 centimeter.
  13. Spread the dough generously with half the liquid butter.
  14. Then sprinkle the dough with half of the cinnamon and the brown sugar.
  15. Roll up the dough very tightly and cut into 4 cm wide pieces.
  16. Repeat steps 12 to 15 for the second dough piece.
  17. Place the cinnamon rolls with a bit distance from each other on a baking tray.
  18. Let the cinnamon rolls rest for another 30 minutes.
  19. Then bake the cinnamon rolls at 200 ° Celcius for about 20 minutes. Make sure that the cinnamon rolls do not become too brown.
  20. For the frosting, mix all the ingredients with a hand mixer to a creamy mass. Then generously spread over the warm cinnamon rolls.

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