One day I was searching for the best cinnamon roll recipe. I could have easily bought the pillsbury stuff but that’s too easy. Homemade dough is always better. I searched through pinterest and found this great recipe that had a secret ingredient. This ingredient was the key to the moist, fluffy, delicious texture and flavor. They were a hit at the brunch I went to. So if you want to wow your friends, I suggest you make these.
Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever
In a small bowl, combine water and yeast. Stir until dissolved, about 5 minutes.
After, mix pudding according to the packaged instructions with milk.
Then add sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, egg, and salt. Mix well.
Gradually add flour and mix with dough hook. After, knead by hand into a ball.
Place the dough into a large greased bowl. Then cover and let rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.
Punch down and let rise again for a second time.
Roll dough on a very large floured surface.
Dough should roll out to a long rectangle, about 34 x 21"
Take 1 cup of melted butter and spread over entire dough surface using a pastry brush.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
Sprinkle mixture over top of buttered dough. Roll dough up like a jelly roll.
Measure dough every 2 inches and cut with a knife.
Place each roll in a buttered baking pan and allow to rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
Bake in a preheated oven and bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Once out of the oven, slather the cream cheese mixture on top.