Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

I baked these cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving morning. I mix the dough the night before and bake it in the morning. What can be better when your family wakes up in the morning to the freshly smell of bake cinnamon rolls. I prefer the homemade kind than the one we get from the deli’s as I found it’s loaded with sugar and frosting. Baking this myself I get control the amount of sugar and butter that goes in it.

Ingredients for dough:
1 cup of warm milk (slightly warm to the touch)
1 packet of dry yeast (7 grm)
2 large eggs
4 1/2 cups unbleached flour ( I used 4 cups first and then gradually add half more cup to the dough)
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp of butter – cut to small pieces
1 teaspoon salt

Filling:
3 tbsp of melted butter
½ cup of dark brown sugar (more if you want it sweeter)
1 cup of raisin
1 cup of chopped pecans
2 tbsp of cinnamon powder

1. Fit the mixer with the dough hook attachment and put all the dough ingredients except the butter into the mixer bowl and work it on medium speed until it comes together and forms a nice ball of dough. Continue to mix for 10 minutes on medium speed.
2. Slowly add in the cut butter and continue to mix until dough comes together again.
3. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and place it in buttered bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest and raise at room temperature until double it size.
4. Roll it out to about 1/3” thickness, brush with softened butter and sprinkle it with cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins and pecans.
5. With your palm lightly press the filling ingredients into dough and then roll them up. Secure the roll by pinching both ends of the roll. Cut the rolls into 1” pieces and line them with paper cups and place it on a baking sheet.
6. Place them in a warm spot and let them rise for an hour or until they are doubled in size. Bake them at 350°F for about 15 – 20 minutes or until they are golden
7. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for as long as you can resist them before digging into it.

Note : I used 4 cups of flour first and then gradually add in more until the dough comes together. This is a pretty sticky dough so you might need a bit more of 4 ½ cups of flour or less.

34 comments:

Christelle said...

Ohhh they look so good, another recipe of your I'll give a go to!!
Still my blog No1 Icook4fun, lol!! You never cease to get my stomach to grumble!! :)

Isha said...

looks so tempting, can i have some plz:)

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, I like cinnamon rolls. This one looks so cute and delicious.

Food For Tots said...

Oh my! Your rolls look so heavenly! It is my favourtie! Luv to eat it with a cup of coffee. Btw can I replace the unbleached flour with all-purpose flour?

Beachlover said...

Gert,your cinnimon roll look much better than mine!! I like your color..

Joyce said...

Hi Gert,

May I know how long do I need to proof the dough till it doubles in size? I have not made bread before and hope to try this recipe out...

Thanks :)

VG said...

Too good Gert. I'd invite myself for tea if I was living near by

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you for all your support :)

Isha, welcome back!

Zue, this is pretty easy to make :)

Food for tots, yes, you can replace it with regular AP flour.

Lesley, thank you :)

Jocye, I proof mine overnight over the kitchen counter as its winter here. Normally it will take about 2 hours on warm weather and if its cold it might take longer.

VG, yea too bad we are so far away from each other if not we can invite ourselves to each other house :)

Cat Cat said...

Aiyoyo Gert, your next door neighbor house already sold ke..??? You really know how to torture me ya... Huhuhu!!!!

Little Inbox said...

It still long way for me to learn baking. Haha, I just know how to bake butter cake.

tigerfish said...

I want this in the morning with my black coffee :)

noobcook said...

looks fantastic ... wish I can reach into the monitor and grab one now :D

Lianne said...

your cinnamon rolls looks like those sold in store. i wish i had the guts to attempt such a delicate roll :-) another lovely recipe.

Jun, IndoChine Kitchen said...

Great looking cinnamon roll. I wish you were my neighbour. Your house must smell yummy all year long!

Debbie said...

I have never made cinnamon rolls. Yours look great. I made your stir fry last night and it was a big hit!! Thank you!!! The sauce was delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful! Would love to have one to try. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, there are still a few houses here for sale. Are you interested :)

Little In Box, once you get the hang of it, it's not that difficult :)

Tigerfish, too bad you are so far away if not we can share some :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Lianne, thank you.

Debbie, thank you. Glad that you like the stir-fry dish.

LCOM, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Jun, thank you. I would love you have you as my neighbor too. Then I get to enjoy all your wonderful Indo cooking :)

Megan said...

I love cinnamon rolls-I just posted a recipe for them on my own blog! I actually made a batch for Thanksgiving breakfast as well! Yours look great :)

limpepsi said...

You mentioned that the dough was prepared one night before. Did u put the dough in a air-tight container or etc, & stored in fridge? The yeast was raising,how did u prevent from over-raising during a whole night?

ICook4Fun said...

Megan, your cinnamon rolls look great especially with the sinful sweet drizzle :)

Limpepsi, its winter here so the temperature inside the house is around 60 degree and I just let the dough sit on the counter. You can always put it in the fridge. I just cover the kitchenaid mixing bowl with a clear plastic and it never over-rising over the bowl.

Dawn said...

yes, that smell alone is intoxicating!! these look so good.

mycookinghut said...

Yumm.. I love cinnamon rolls... They are good for breakfast too I think. I don't know different this is from Chelsea buns? Maybe it's just the name.

ICook4Fun said...

Dawn, thank you :)

Leemei, I think it's just the name :)

foodphotoblog.com said...

Cinamon rolls sweeeet! get it "sweet" Thanks for you awesome recipe!

Ashley said...

These look wonderful! I can almost smell them! Great post :)

ResilientHeart said...

These look simply divine - thank you for sharing! I love that you can cut down on the sugar, excellent! And have to say I love the checkered papers they're in, I've never seen them before. Blessings & Happy New Year!
RH

beverlyz said...

I love cinnamon rolls and yours looked great and especially with the little holders!

Marianne said...

thanks for sharing yr recipe of cinnamon rolls. can u adv how to get a soft rolls. mine turned out to be a bit hard.

ICook4Fun said...

Foodphotoblog, you are welcome.

Ashley, thank you.

Resilient Heart, thank you for your kind comment. Happy New Year to you too.

Baverlyz, thank you.

Marianne, Just make sure the dough is not too hard.

Anonymous said...

Does it mean that i shld knead it more to get a soft dough. thanks for yr advice. Marianne

ICook4Fun said...

Marianne, the softer and stickier the dough the softer the cinnamon rolls will be.

Anonymous said...

Hi, i love to read your blog. Actually, i am still very new in baking, just bought my oven and wish to bake something based on your recipes post here. However, i do not know how to preheat the oven or what it meant by preheat the oven. Wonder if you or anyone who is expert with baking can help me....

Thanks in advance.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, welcome to the baking world. Preheat oven means you warm up the oven until it reach the temperature stated in your recipe before putting whatever you need to bake in.