The perfect cinnamon roll takes some time to make, naturally, but this recipe is very easy and you can mix everything by hand – the hardest part is waiting! In a large bowl combine warm milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Knead dough by hand on lightly floured surface for up to 5 minutes, until dough has a smooth and even texture.Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1.5 hours. When doubled in size, punch down dough and roll out on a floured surface into a 15 x 9 inch rectangle. With a pastry brush or the back of a spoon, spread melted butter over the top side of the dough.
Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle evenly over buttered side of dough. Beginning at the bottom edge (the long edge), roll up dough and pinch edges together to seal.Use melted butter to wet the edges and make them sticky, if needed. With a very sharp knife, cut your roll into slices.