CINNAMON ROLLS WITH ROSE CHAI GLAZE

I may or may not have a serious sweet tooth. I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for a good sweet treat. Today I’m sharing my take of a cinnamon roll. Of course I have to jazz it up by adding tea, naturally. Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a traditional cinnamon roll, but why not make it even more special with tea? I added one of our signature blends, Rose Chai tea, into the recipe and created a beautiful glaze. Without further adieu, cinnamon rolls with rose chai glaze.

This recipe is a year around classic but I’m especially partial to it around the fall and holiday seasons. The glaze has a subtle sweet flavor with earthy undertones. It’s amazing.

I hope you enjoy it!

CINNAMON ROLLS WITH ROSE CHAI GLAZE

Roll Ingredients

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of Rose Chai tea, hot
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • A pinch of salt

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons of Rose Chai tea

Directions

  1. Brew 2 teaspoons of Rose Chai tea. Reserve 1 cup of hot tea.
  2. Using a standing mixer, add the roll ingredients. Be sure the tea is between 120-130 degrees in order to activate the yeast.
  3. Use a dough hook to blend the ingredients. Mix until the dough is tacky but not sticky. Add more flour if it’s too sticky, but try not to use over an extra 1/2 cup.
  4. On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Place the dough into a clean large mixing bowl and cover with a towel. Allow the dough to sit in a warm place for an hour while it rises.
  5. While waiting for the dough to rise, combine the cinnamon filling ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  6. Bring the dough back to a floured surface and roll it out with a rolling pin. Roll it into a rectangle-ish shape approximately 12″x8″ and 1/4″ thick.
  7. Spread the cinnamon filling out on dough then roll it length-wise (hot dog style).
  8. Cut even slices and place them spaced out evenly onto a buttered baking dish. Cover the dish with a towel and let it rise for another 45 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Place the baking dish in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 28-30 minutes.
  11. Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow them to cool completely before glazing.
  12. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all glaze ingredients until smooth.
  13. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cinnamon rolls. Serve immediately.
  14. Enjoy!

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