overnight cinnamon rolls

overnight cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are my absolute favorite bread and I am always happy to check out different recipes.

These are quite rich in taste, since I used heavy cream in them. The amount of butter is a lot. So in no way are these healthy. BUT…they are delicious. Great as an indulgence once in a while. After that, please exercise for an extra 30 minutes each day for 2 weeks. Ha!

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Overnight cinnamon rolls (adapted from Williams Sonoma)


  • 1 tbsp dried active yeast
  • 125 ml warm heavy cream
  • 576 grams all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 113 grams unsalted butter, softened and cubed


  • 55 grams butter, softened
  • 70 grams brown sugar, mixed with 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  1. Grease a roasting pan.
  2. Add all the dough ingredients, except for unsalted butter, into the bread machine and select “Dough” cycle. Once the ingredients have come together to form a rough dough, add in unsalted butter.
  3. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place dough into a large bowl and cover with cling wrap. Let it sit in a warm place and proof for an hour or until double in size.
  5. Deflate the dough. Roll out into a rectangle around 30 cm x 50 cm.
  6. Spread butter over the dough, leaving an inch space at one of the longer side.
  7. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the dough and roll up tightly, starting from the buttered longer side. Pinch to seal the dough, if you can. I couldn’t manage to seal it since the dough is quite oily. So I just arranged them in the pan in a way that each roll is blocked from opening up.
  8. Slice into 12 equal pieces and place into the prepared pan.
  9. Cover with cling wrap and leave overnight in the fridge.
  10. Take out cinnamon rolls and leave on the counter for an hour before baking at 170 C for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Ecstasy..smelling the delicious smell of bread, cinnamon and sugar cooking in the oven. As I was making the dough, I was kind of astounded at the amount of butter and eggs. Seemed like a brioche dough to me. The texture is heavier than what I normally like, and with the addition of heavy cream, turned an already rich bread even richer in taste. One will go a looooooonnnnnnnggggg way. 😛

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Do take a peek at the rolls every now and then. Mine only took 20 minutes to cook. 30 minutes seem a long time, but each one’s oven works differently.


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