Some of my favorite things
I’ve taken a few of the great things from weekend brunch and rolled them into these soft and sweet cinnamon rolls. What is brunch without maple syrup, cinnamon rolls and coffee? Now you can get all three together in one bite with these Maple and Coffee Glazed Cinnamon Rolls.
To get a pronounced coffee flavour, use a darker roast and brew it strong. I used Road Coffee Brazil roast, but something darker like the Asphalt roast would also work great.
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
1 cup warm milk - lukewarm, not hot
2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly whisked
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee, hot
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 ½ cups icing sugar
For the Dough
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
- Add in the warm milk, eggs, and melted butter.
- Mix until a ball of dough forms. Continue to knead for another 5 minutes, or until the dough is soft. It should still tacky, but not sticky.
- Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon.
- Melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly.
To Assemble the Rolls
- Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer to a lightly floured surface.
- Roll dough into a 12x18-inch rectangle (no need to be exact).
- Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Starting from one of the longest sides, roll the dough up into a log. Cut into 12 even pieces (using dental floss is the best way to cut through the dough easily).
- Place rolls into the prepared baking pan.
- Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake rolls until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.
- Add the hot coffee to a small bowl and add butter. Stir until the butter has melted.
- Stir in the maple syrup and pinch of salt
- Add the icing sugar and whisk until smooth.
- Generously drizzle glaze on warm rolls. Make sure you completely cover the tops and sides. The buns will absorb some of the glaze as they sit and cool.
Tips: Double the glaze and apply half while still warm and more after they’ve cooled slightly. You can even make a cream cheese and coffee icing if you like things extra sweet!
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Author Nicole Harling