Secrets for Successful Sweet Rolls

After punching down the dough, let it rest for 10 minutes. This allows the dough to relax, which makes it easier to roll out.

Roll up dough firmly. If it's too loose, you'll see air pockets or large gaps when cut. If it's too tight, the bread will crack.

A simple way to slice cinnamon rolls or sticky buns is to place a piece of unflavored dental floss or heavy-duty thread under the rolled dough, 1-in. from the end. Bring the floss up around the dough and cross it over the top, cutting through the dough and filling. Repeat at 1-in. interval.

Evenly space the cut rolls in the pan, leaving room around each to allow for the final rising.