Friday, April 24, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

Oh my goodness. Do you have one day that you just want to indulge? Well, this is the perfect food to indulge in. Its absolutely incredible! I think this was an original Daring Bakers challenge, but I found the recipe on Andrea's incredible blog.


Cinnamon Rolls

(tweaked a little from Andrea's Recipes)

6 1/2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
5 1/2 tbsp Butter
1 Egg
3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Yeast
1 1/4 cups Milk

For the Cinnamon layer:
6 1/2 tbsp Sugar mixed with 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

For the Glaze:
2 cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
6 tbsp Milk

Cream the butter. Add the sugar and salt and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat again.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and yeast. Add to the butter mixture. Stir everything together. Add the milk and mix to combine. Empty the contents onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. The dough was really sticky, and I added at least another 1/4 cup of flour as I kneaded. The dough will become soft and absolutely lovely to work with.

Place in a greased bowl, cover with a muslin cloth or cling wrap and keep in a warm place until doubled in size.

Roll out the dough to a rectangle. Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the rectangle. Roll into a log. I didn't roll it too tight because I didn't want to lose all the lovely texture. Once rolled into the log, cut at about 1" intervals. I got only 6 buns, but maybe I should have cut it thinner.

Place the buns on a greased baking tray. Cover with muslin and let it rise until doubled.

Preheat the oven to 175 deg C. Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. While the rolls are baking, make the glaze.


To make the glaze, just whisk together the icing sugar, milk and vanilla until thick and smooth. Pour over the rolls while still warm out of the oven. Now, I don't know why, but my glaze never ever looks white - I've tried it a few times, and it is always transparent. But it tasted amazing.


Thanks, Andrea, for a fabulous recipe.

29 comments:

Asha said...

I love this too. For faster dessert, you can use ready made bread dough, I make this often for kids! :)

Indhu said...

OMG... these look delicious. Cinnamon rolls are my biggest weakness... love this recipe :)

Lavanya said...

love the cinnomon rolls..mouthwatering arundathi...where are you from?

Poornima Nair said...

The rolls looks perfect...can imagine the awesome aroma in your kitchen.

Divya Vikram said...

I just adore these cinnamon rolls! In my to-do list for loonggggg!!

bakergirlcreations said...

...mmm! I love cinnamon rolls - especially with cream cheese icing. I bet these made the whole house smell amazing!

Priya said...

So delicious rolls, looks beautiful and prefect!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Lovely rolls, I usually make them when I throw a party cos I can never stand the cinnamon smell later I just fell in love it... Perfect looking rolls...

Prathibha said...

Delicious rolls......looks perfect!!

Bharti said...

They turned out gorgeous...the kitchen must have smelled wonderful.

Arundathi said...

Thanks Everyone!!

Asha - We don't get ready made bread dough here! :(

Lavanya - I live in Chennai.

Yes, it was just wonderful! Just wish the icing had been white!! :)

DEESHA said...

wow, they look soo good .. yes at times, all I want to do is just indulge

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks yummy.....

nandini said...

the rolls looks gorgeous arundathi... will defenitely try this one.. i enjoy reading ur posts.. simple and elegantly written.. good show.

Madhumathi said...

Love cinnamom buns..yours look very pretty!

A_and_N said...

Cinnamon rolls! These look so much better than the ones I've seen outside.

Never tried them myself!

Syrie said...

Great work. I love cinnamon buns but I've always been a little nervous to make them as they seem too professional for me!

Simran said...

I absolutely have to make these gorgeous rolls one day. Right now, I trek two hours downtown to buy some from my favorite bakery.

Happy cook said...

I want atleast one, looks yummy yumm.

Kevin said...

I could go for one (or more) of those for breakfast right now!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Sweet heaven AK...yum!!

Dragon said...

I love the glaze on these cinnamon buns. Yum!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I love cinnamon buns too! These look so delicious, well done! :)

prajusha said...

cinnamon rolls looks delicious and perfect

mandira said...

ooooooooooh! these look so good!! *drools*

Arundathi said...

Thanks everyone!!

Nandini - Thanks.

Dragon - I always thought the glaze needs to be more "white" and not so transparent!

Erin from Long Island said...

I'm no expert, but any glaze I have used was just water and powdered sugar and vanilla. If that's not the right color, try adding a bit of butter or cream cheese?

Arundathi said...

Erin - Hmm. Not sure if the cream cheese would change the flavor. Butter is a great idea, thanks.

Prithvi Raj said...

Wow !! Can't wait to try this out !!