adapted from That Oven Feeling
For the Dough:
- 2 tsp yeast
- 3 oz butter, room temperature
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 – 3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the Filling:
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Warm the milk to about 100°F. Pour into a mixer bowl and add yeast and sugar. Proof about 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups flour, salt, and softened butter and mix, adding up to another cup of flour. You want a soft dough, so don’t add it all if you don’t need to.
Let rise about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the filling:
Cream the butter, sugar, and cinnamon together and set aside.
Roll the dough out to a 10″ x 20″ rectangle. Spread the filling on the dough and fold lengthwise into thirds, bringing the top down and the bottom up.
Pat down and roll to about an 8″ x 20″ rectangle.
Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut into 3/4″ strips.
Lightly stretch the strips and twist the ends of each slice in opposite directions a few times. Tuck the ends under and seal. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
Place on parchment-lined sheet pans and let rise another 30 minutes. Brush with lightly beaten egg.
Bake at 375°F about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.