Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cinnamon rolls

With the success of my coriander dinner rolls the next step was to try the cinnamon rolls. All my friend after having a bite of the cinnamon rolls wanted the recipe. Read on and enjoy baking cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Prep time - 70 mins
Cooking Time - 25 mins

1 1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tbsp active yeast
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil

Cinnamon Spread
3 tbsp soft butter
2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp caster sugar

4 tbsp soft butter
6 tbsp caster sugar
1 drop vanilla essence

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add warm water and knead together to have a sticky dough.
Dry ingredients
2. Then add olive oil and again knead until it springs back when you press a finger.
The dough
3. Wrap it and allow it to rise for 40~45 mins. After 40 mins the dough will become  double its size.
Rise of the dough
 4. Knock down the air in the dough and divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Take one part of the dough and roll it using a rolling pin. Apply flour to prevent sticking. Mix together cinnamon powder, sugar and butter to make the cinnamon spread. Spread the cinnamon spread on the rolled dough and roll to form a cylinder. Then roll the cylinder into a circular form.

Cinnamon Spread

Cinnamon spread on the rolled dough

Cylinder shape of the roll
Circular shape of the dough
5. Now keep both the cinnamon rolls on the baking dish. Slightly grease the baking dish.
Rolls ready to rest

6. Allow the rolls to rest for 20 minutes. In the meantime preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
Rise of the rolls

7. Slightly butter the rolls and bake at 180 degree C for 15~18 minutes.
From the oven 
8. Slightly beat together the frosting ingredients and spread on the cinnamon rolls once cool.
Dig in 
Inspired from the dinner rolls recipe

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