At Miraval, Pastry Chef Kim Macy and her team make sure that every morning is a delight by serving freshly baked treats such as these old-fashioned rolls. At home, these Glazed Cinnamon Rolls, featured in the new Sweet & Savory cookbook, are perfect for special weekend morning! The icing gets a delicious tang (and a lower amount of fat) from Neufchâtel cheese, which is cream cheese-style cheese with about 30 percent less fat than regular cream cheese. Enjoy!
Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 24 Large Rolls or 48 Small Rolls
- 1 c. warm water
- 1 c. warm 2 percent milk
- 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c. melted butter
- 1/4 c. canola oil
- 5 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. whole-wheat flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. melted unsalted butter (for brushing the dough)
- 1/2 c. lightly packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
GREASE a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
IN a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine the warm water, milk, and yeast and let sit for 10 minutes or until the yeast has started to bubble gently. Next add the eggs, melted butter, and oil and mix for 1 minute. Add the flours, sugars, and salt. Continue to mix on medium speed until smooth.
HEAT the oven to 350°F. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface to form a 24-inch x 7-inch rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick, and brush with the melted butter. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll lengthwise onto a cylinder and cut into 24 pieces.
TRANSFER the rolls to the prepared pan, placing them 1/2 inch apart. Let the rolls rise in a warm place for 1 hour, until doubled in size. Bake in the heated oven for 30 minutes until lightly golden brown. When done, remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature before icing.
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 3 oz. Neufchâtel cheese
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
CREAM together the powdered sugar, Neufchâtel cheese, melted butter, and vanilla until smooth. Using a palette knife or table knife, spread the icing over the cinnamon rolls.
Serving Size: 1 Roll; Calories: 141; Total Fat: 4 g; Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 1 g; Protein:2g