Cinnamon Rolls / Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Rolls or Cinnabon are delicious looking Cinnamon flavoured Pinwheels or Cinnamon Swirls – a great way to start your festivities! Everyone loves Cinnamon rolls; they’re soft and fluffy and just melt away in your mouth. It always lifts your celebration spirits when you see these alluring Cinnamon rolls on your breakfast table. The freshly baked Cinnabon and the scent of Cinnamon wafting through the house, sure does make the tummy and heart happy.
These wonderful Cinnamon Rolls; are soft and fluffy and is loaded with the goodness of Butter, Cinnamon and sugar. Making the dough for Cinnamon Bread was easy and it rose beautifully and soon, the whole house was filled with the sweet aroma of yeast and cinnamon. With the crunchy top and the soft inside and the delicate cinnamon flavours (I didn’t want to overpower with too much Cinnamon flavours, you can add a little extra if you want a strong flavor) it is indeed a sweet delight.
Homemade Cinnamon rolls is a must try recipe and you can plan and prepare the dough the day before you intend to use it. After you cut the Cinnamon pin wheels, place them on a baking tray, cover well with plastic wrap and leave in fridge overnight. The next morning, take it out and let it rise in a warm place till doubled in size and then bake. Check out my other popular recipes like variety Pizzas, stuffed garlic bread, Sausage Dinner rolls, crescent rolls etc. There are many other tempting cake recipes for Christmas like Christmas fruit cake, Mocha Rum Cake, Dates and Banana cake, Nutty Rum delight, Carrot Apple cake, Dates and carrot cake, Orange chocolate cake, Orange cake, Mahogany cake etc. to choose from.
Also, check my wonderful collection of savoury festive recipes like Chicken Momos, Meat rolls, Kerala style Duck recipes, Beef, Mutton, Chicken and Seafood specials to celebrate with family and friends. For now, get those baking aprons and try these delicious and flavourful Soft Cinnamon Buns and kick start the festivities. Wishing you a joyful baking time!
Ingredients for Cinnamon Roll Dough:
Plain Flour/ Maida
: 560 – 580 gms (4 ½ cups approx.)
: 1 Cup
: ¼ cup
Yeast (Instant Dry Yeast)
: 2 tsp
: ¼ cup + 1 tsp
: ¼ cup (60 gms)
: ½ tsp
: 1 tsp
Ingredients for Cinnamon filling:
: 2 tbsp – 2 ½ tbsp
Brown Sugar (powdered)
: ½ cup
White Sugar (powdered)
: ¼ cup
: 6 tbsp
Ingredients for white glaze:
: ½ cup
: 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence (optional)
: few drops
In a cup add yeast, sugar and lukewarm water and mix well. Keep aside for rising. Heat the milk slightly and melt butter in it. Add Sugar and beat well. Next add egg and Vanilla essence, salt and whisk well. Mix in the yeast mix and whisk again. Divide the flour into 4 parts and add one part at a time to the bowl and mix to incorporate well. Knead for 5 minutes in a standby mixer with a dough hook attached or till the dough starts coming together. Sprinkle more flour if required.Take out the dough and transfer to a floured surface and knead with hands to get a smooth and soft dough. Rub little butter in your hands and roll the dough into a ball, cover and keep for 1 hour, till the dough is double in size.
Divide the dough into three equal portions (or two if you prefer big Cinnamon rolls). Take one portion and using a rolling pin, roll out into a large rectangle (1/4 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface. Generously spread the softened butter (2 tbsp +) evenly on the top, leaving the edges. Powder both the brown and white sugar and combine with fine Cinnamon Powder (I added 2 tbsp, if you like strong Cinnamon flavours, add ½ tbsp more). Sprinkle this Cinnamon sugar all over the butter thickly and evenly. Now, start rolling the dough from one side tightly, tucking in firmly and rolling to get a tight log.
Pinch the edge to seal and using a twine thread or dental floss cut into 1 inch pieces (or bigger). For cutting, place the twine thread under the roll and cross over and cut the roll into even pieces. Place them in a greased baking dish well apart and keep covered to rise for another hour in a warm place. Roll the other two portions the same way and keep ready.
Preheat oven to 180o C and bake the Cinnamon Rolls for about 30 minutes or till the top is golden brown. Take out and cool it for few minutes and drizzle with Sugar glaze before serving. Enjoy the warm Cinnamon rolls for breakfast or with your cuppa.
For white glaze, mix icing sugar with milk and beat till you get a smooth pouring consistency. You can add cream cheese and few drops of vanilla essence for Cream cheese glaze.
- Always use good yeast. I used Instant dry yeast.
- Lukewarm water should be used for yeast. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast.
- Heat the milk till warm enough to melt the butter. It should not be too hot.
- Use a whisk to combine the egg and the yeast mix to the milk.
- Add flour part by part and knead on a standby mixer with a dough hook or knead with your hands on a floured surface till the dough is soft and smooth (About 5 – 8 minutes).
- The rolls should be placed a little apart, so it just touches each other after rising. If you keep it too close, there won’t be enough space to expand after rising.
- Cinnamon powder should be very fine. Add 2 tbsp for a pleasing Cinnamon Flavour or add ½ tbsp more if you want stronger Cinnamon flavor.
Please try this Homemade Cinnamon roll and let me know how it turned out for you through comments and share with your friends using the share buttons on the sides. It would definitely encourage me. Thanks, and God Bless!!