Gaston’s Cinnamon Rolls
If you are missing the Disney magic, don’t worry because we got your back! Disney Parks have sold cinnamon rolls for a long time — regular, boring-sized cinnamon rolls. But in 2012, they upped their cinnamon roll game when they introduced the Warm Cinnamon Roll to their line-up. It is about 8-inches square in size and is smothered in frosting and butterscotch topping. It is perfectly made for the person who eats five dozen eggs each day — or your whole family! If you have ever visited Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park, then I assume you are familiar with the delicious Disney famous cinnamon rolls that are offered.
Disney Recipe: Make Gaston’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls At Home
Cinnamon Roll Dough
- 1 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 1/2 cups All purpose flour divided
- 2 packets Rapid rise yeast .25 oz Packets
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Water
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/4 cup Melted Butter
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Butter Softened
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 1/4 cup Butter
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 3 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Step by step Cinnamon Rolls
- Melt 1/2 cup butter with the 1 1/2 cup milk
- Once butter is melted, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly
- Grab your mixer and add 2 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix.
- Then add your water and eggs, as well as the warm butter/milk mixture from earlier. Mix well.
- Let’s begin making the dough. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough starts to form a ball, it’s ready!
- Trade out your mixing blade for a dough hook (or kneed by hand if you’re a super hero). Mix with the hook for 5 minutes.
- Grab the dough out of your bowl, sprinkle some flour in the bowl, and plop the dough back in the same bowl to rise for 10 minutes.
- Time to get your filling ready. Put the brown sugar, cinnamon, and softened butter into a bowl. Mix well. I ended up using my hands just to get that spreadable consistency I was looking for.
- Roll out the dough into a long rectangle. You want it to be much longer than it is wide to achieve the giant size.
- Spread the filling evenly across the whole surface.
- Starting at a short end, roll the dough like a jellyroll.
- Make a cut in the very center of the long roll, and then two cuts about 6 inches from the center on either side.
- Place both the rolls, swirl down, in a greased 9×13 pan.
- Don’t waste the remaining dough! I cut the rest of the dough into normal size rolls and put them in another pan to cook afterwards.
- Melt 1/4 cup butter and drizzle over your dough. Allow your rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and bake another 10 minutes.
- While the rolls are baking, get your toppings ready.
- In a saucepan, add your cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter. Melt.
- Next add the powdered sugar and stir. Once incorporated, add the vanilla and salt. Put aside
- In a saucepan, add the brown sugar, butter, and cream. Bring to a boil and maintain for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
- Add the salt and vanilla. Put aside.
- Drizzle copious amounts of cream cheese frosting in one direction, then drizzle with butterscotch in the other direction.
YouTube Video Credit: Ashley Crafted