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Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

January 18, 2024

If you follow me on social media (you should if you don’t), I have tried making my own sourdough starter… It was for sure a journey, but I was able to make these cinnamon rolls with it! You actually don’t have to if you already have just normal yeast and so replace them and the warm milk. But if you do have a sourdough starter, just don’t use the yeast and milk. EASY!

**mixer is recommended for this recipe**

Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Total Time:2 hours and 30 minutes

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 1 pack of active yeast (2 ¼ tablespoons)
  • ¾ cup whole milk (warm)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ½  cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) cool but not cold
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream (for wash)
Ingredients for the filling:
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar or light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
Ingredients for the frosting:
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 1 pack of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla paste
  • Pinch of salt


Step 1
How to start

In a mixing bowl add your WARM milk (can’t be hot or the yeast will die) and sprinkle your yeast on top and lightly mix. Cover and let them “bloom” for about 10 minutes

Step 2

Once you see “clouds” in the milk it’s time to make the dough

Step 3

Add eggs + sugar + salt and mix (using a hook attachment)

Step 4

Add your bread flour and mix until combined and can slowly add the rest of the flour (a little at the time)

Step 5

Once a dough it formed cube your butter and start adding a little at the time until fully incorporated

Step 6

Lightly oil your hands and pick up the dough out of the bowl and oil your bowl + dough

Step 7

Place back in the mixing bowl and cover and in a warm place for about an hour or until double in size (or in oven on proof mode 100F)

Step 8
Time to make the filling:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a spatula until smooth

Step 9

Once doubled in size, roll out the dough (can lightly flour your surface)  until pretty thin, and spread your filling 

Step 10

Roll and cut (i like to cut using floss but can also use a knife)

Step 11

Place your rolls in a buttered pan, cover and let them rest for another hour or until doubled in size

Step 12

After about 30 minutes preheat your oven to 350F (176C)

Step 13

Spread cream all over the rolls (if you have left over just pour on top) and bake for about 20-30 minutes

Step 14
Time to make the frosting:

in another bowl or mixing bowl add your butter and cream cheese and cream until smooth and fluffy. Add vanilla, salt and powdered sugar until you get a gooey consistency

Step 15

Once cinnamon rolls are out of the oven spread frosting on top while they are warm NOT hot and serve 



sourdough starter cinnamon rolls!!! SO EXCITED!!! ✨👩🏼‍🍳 PT. 1 #sourdoughstarter #cinnamonroll

♬ original sound - Dana Hasson


sourdough starter cinnamon rolls!!! THEY ARE SO GOOD!!! ✨👩🏼‍🍳 PT. 2 #sourdoughstarter #cinnamonroll

♬ original sound - Dana Hasson


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Dana Hasson is an entrepreneur, content creator, and self-taught baker based in the heart of New York City. As an influential tastemaker and brand builder, Dana has fostered a community united by a shared passion for desserts and the pursuit of everyday glamour.

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