Friday, September 10, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

  Whirl wind romance with cinnamon rolls.  Pretty, sweet swirls with cinnamony goodness a delight in your mouth and to the eyes.  The aroma wafting while it bakes puts all candles from the store to shame.  

Cinnamon Rolls

 I have to confess though that kneading the gooey dough for a good 30 minutes was no joke.  To begin with  I measured the quantity of dough all wrong.  I use a light flour 'White Lily.'  If you are not using bread flour and this one they remember to read the fine print.  It says, add 1 cup and 2 tbspn to equal 1 cup of all purpose flour.  Bah! not being careful with the measurement made me waste a lot of time.  It took my brains 30 of kneading the gooey dough before realizing the folly.  The very wet dough I was working with proved too much for my shoulders.   However, once I got the proportions all fixed it worked like a charm.

Cinnamon Rolls

  Like in all relationships misunderstanding once worked out everything falls in place.  The cinnamon rolls out of the oven was perfect.  I was tearing at it in delight as soon as it was cool.  They are great as an evening snack with tea or breakfast with a strong cup of Nescafe.

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:
1. Bread Flour (or all purpose flour which is bleached and enriched) - 2 1/2 - 3 cups
2. Sugar      - 1/4 cup
3. Salt         - 1/4 tspn
4. Vanilla Essence - 1 tspn
5. Eggs - 1

6. Milk   - 1/2 cup
7. Butter 1/4 cup
8. Yeast - 2 tspn dry active
9. Water - 2 Tbspn (warm at 110 DF)
10. Sugar - 1 pinch

Method:

1.  Take ingredients 8, 9 and 10  and mix and set aside till yeast froths
2. Mix ingredients 1 to 3 in a bowl large enough to knead the dough. (Use only 2 1/4 cup to begin with and as needed add the remaining flour)
3. Mix all the wet ingredients 4 to 7
4. Make a well in the flour and pour the wet ingredients
5. Add the frothy yeast
6. Start stirring in with a spatula slowly incorporating the wet and dry ingredients
7.The dough will be sticky but will come together to make a smooth dough with kneading
8. After 10 minutes of kneading in the bowl lightly flour a surface and working a little flour in if gooey knead the dough until you have a smooth dough
9. Place in the bowl cover with damp cloth or cling sheet and set aside for the dough to double in size

Cinnamon Filling
Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup packed
Cinnamon Powder - 1 1/2 tspn
Butter                    - 3 Tbspn melted

Rolling:
1. Once the dough has doubled (it takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours) punch down the dough and roll it out into a rectangle shape.
2. Brush the melted butter on and add the mixed sugar and cinnamon powder evenly
3. Roll and pinch the top
4. Using serated knife cut 1 inch pieces and place in a 9 inch or any tin dish
5. Keep it covered to rise and the rolls should stick to each other
6. Bake at 350 D F for 15 -20 minutes or until golden brown

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Contributor: Sunitha

53 comments:

  1. you know what i totally heart cinnamon rolls but i once tried baking thm an it came out all hard..i wonder whr i went wrong...i now buy cinnabon ones n am pretty happy :)

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  2. I love cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon. Simply love the aroma when you pass their store, as you just said. the freshness that smell of cinnamon brings. Love your pic, very very tempting :)

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  3. 30 mins?? Must be tired by the end of it... but the end result is superb!!!
    Fab clicks
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. I love cinamon rolls and this looks so so good.

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  5. Cinnamon Rolls look very nice. Thanks for the lovely entry.

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  6. My husband loves this.have bookmarked it.

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  7. i like cinnamon only on cinnamon rolls...Looks yummy...

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  8. Looks so gorgeous....I hope you won't mind if ask you which camera you use and which lenses...the snaps are too good....And i am trying to improve my photographic skill from seeing all these inspiring clicks...

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  9. I can smell the nice aroma of cinnamon rolls..looks so yuummy dear.

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  10. Drooling rite now here, thats a cute looking rolls..

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  11. Thanks a lot for your prompt reply.....

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  12. Your cinnamon rolls look just perfect to enjoy with some good breakfast tea!

    Yummmmmmmmmm,..divine food!

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  13. Wow, they look so cute..
    I just want a cuppa coffee!
    Sinfully Spicy

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  14. Looks great !! Awesome pics too.I will try this out soon !!

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  15. OMG! 30 minutes of kneading!!! The rolls look beautiful and tempting!

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  16. Drool. I completely agree to these lines 'aroma wafting while it bakes puts all candles from the store to shame'. Aroma of Cinnamon is truly mesmerizing.

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  17. wow..I love cinnamon rolls, and that one looks absolutely delicious! I am bookmarking this one!!

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  18. Ah, good ol' bread making... these remind me of my mom's cinnamon rolls... they look delicious!

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  19. I have similar recipe these are soft
    this looks delicious cinnamon buns

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  20. You are tempting me with these cinnamon buns. It will be so good with a cup of tea.

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  21. I love the smell of cinamon rolls, always make me hungry :), have a nice weekend

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  22. You know what; everything appears good when in the pictures. We need to taste them to see whether the preparation is good. Why do not you send some through a Courier service and I will let you know the feedback. : ) just kidding...

    They look good, should taste good... but not worth a try for me as I do not have Baking equipments :( I am planning to buy an oven the next year, January and then I will start with the baked recipes.

    My Mother will like it. Will send the recipe to her.

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  23. Wow these I can almost smell them virtually.They look delectable.

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  24. Wow these I can almost smell them virtually.They look delectable.

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  25. Wow these I can almost smell them virtually.They look delectable.

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  26. Wow these I can almost smell them virtually.They look delectable.

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  27. Liked the opening lines. And the cinnamon Rolls...wish could get them now.

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  28. Cinnamon rolls looks awesome, feel like having some..

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  29. WOW SUNITHA....THESE R SOOOOOOO INVITING......!!!!!!!!!! LOVELY RECIPE! :)

    PUNJABI FOOD DIARY

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  30. How cute! They are so crispy and exquisite! Slurp! Good for tea time!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  31. ahhh aweosme dear. I am dying to bake these but not getting good yeast to start with. perfect.

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  32. wow...it really looks delicious...love to try it soon itz just 30 mins alround...intersting sunitha..

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  33. Simply love these rolls... but i am tad bit intimidated to try ... Though i have collected the recipes never dared to try it at home and always bought it from stores. Your looks so soft and must have smelt like heaven while baking...

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  34. super duper ! loves these rolls.

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  35. Love the smell of cinnamon...these rolls look lovely!

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  36. too good.. i love cinnamon flavour.. this has been on my list for so long! thanks 4 sharing!

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  37. Finland is very famous of cinnamon Pulla(buns. I learned it from my Finnish family friend and promised to post it in my blog, haven't still done that. This buns are just perfect on earth, i completely agree with Cinnamon and butter flavor wafting through home its time for some music and salsa dance...Man your buns are so perfect and am already dreaming :)

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  38. Cinnamon balls looks fantastic..love its great aroma and taste..feel like having some

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  39. Those are delicious cinnamon rolls Sunitha. I personally dont like the "excess cinnamony" flavor from the store bought rolls but am sure I cant resist these fresh home-baked goodies:-)

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  40. Love these with a cup of tea....mmm

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  41. wow!! awesome..beautiful clicks..and looks adipoli!!

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  42. I am a huge fan of these,looks too good and delishhhhhhh.....

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  43. Cinnamon rolls look lovely!! Fantatic pictures..

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