Cinnamon Rolls

Have you ever wondered what makes the perfect, moist and fluffy cinnamon roll? The secret lies in the dough!

Tangzhong is an Asian yeast bread technique that is gradually working its way into our kitchens. Why? Because it's a quick and easy way to softer and tender buns and other baking goods.

The technique makes the starch in the flour absorb more liquid, which makes the dough hold on to extra liquid throughout the kneading, baking and cooling process.

Try it for yourself and taste and feel the difference!

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The purpose of the milk powder is to add another dimension of flavour as well as to tenderise the dough.

Tips!

  1. Start with the Tangzhong and whisk the milk powder, water and flour in a saucepan until combined.

  2. Turn the stove on low heat and keep whisking until it makes a paste.

  3. Take it off the heat and whisk butter and the two eggs into the paste.

  4. Now we are ready to make the dough. In a big bowl, combine flour, milk powder, sugar, salt and instant yeast. Stir together.

  5. Add the water and the warm Tangzhong paste and keep stirring.

  6. Take out the dough on a lightly floured counter and knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is firm.

  7. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with film and let it rest for 1 hour in a warm place.

  8. While the dough is rising, you can start on the filling

  9. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined. Cover with film and set aside until ready to use.After 1 hour, gently deflate the risen dough and pop it onto a lightly floured counter. Pat, stretch and roll the dough to form 50 x 45 cm rectangle.

  10. Evenly spread the filling onto the rectangle.

  11. Starting with the long edge, roll the dough into a cylinder. Pinch the seam to seal the dough shut.

  12. For the cleanest cut, slice the cylinder by holding a strand of dental floss underneath the cylinder like shown in the video.

  13. Slice the cylinder into 12 portions and transfer them to a lightly greased tray.

  14. Cover the tray and allow them to rise until puffy for another 20 min.

  15. While the rolls are rising, make the frosting by beating the melted butter, cream cheese, salt and orange juice until smooth.

  16. Gradually work in the powdered sugar and continue beating, until the sugar is fully incorporated the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover until needed.

  17. After 20 min, bake the rolls in a preheated oven for around 15 min at 170 degrees.

  18. Then cover with foil to avoid them browning too much and keep baking them for another 5-10 minutes.

  19. The rolls are done when the center of the dough when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  20. Spread the rolls with the frosting and serve warm!

Instructions

Ingredients

Tangzhong

1/3 cup Wellshine Wellson Whole Milk Powder

1/2 cup Water

3 tbsp Flour


Dough

4 cups Flour

1/2 cup Wellshine Wellson

             Whole Milk Powder

1/4 cup Sugar

1 tbsp Instant Yeast

2 tsp Salt

2/3 cup Water

6 tbsp Butter, melted

2 pcs. Eggs


Filling

1/2 cup Butter, softened

1 & 1/4 cups Brown sugar

3 tbsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg


Frosting

1 cup Cream cheese

1/2 cup Butter, melted

2 tbsp Orange juice

1 dash Salt

1 cup Icing sugar