Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnarolls or cinnabuns, whichever you call them, were something we used to have when I was a child. No, nobody made it at home, but my mom buys these all the times. Sometimes there were even banana cinnamon rolls, walnut cinnamon rolls and raisin cinnamon rolls. Delicious! I'll save those for another day.

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 + 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder

Proof your yeast by putting the yeast and white sugar in warm water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, there should be bubbles on the surface of the water. 

To the yeast/water mixture, add 2 1/2 cups of flour, mil and 1/2 cup of butter. Knead and add flour 1/4 cup at a time until it resembles a ball of dough. Cover the dough and let it rise for an hour or two.

In the meantime, add the cinnamon powder and brown sugar to the remaining 1/4 cup of softened butter. Set aside.

After an hour or two, roll out the dough into a long rectangle.

Spread the butter/cinnamon/sugar mixture over the entire surface of the rectangle. Roll the rectangle from the bottom to the top. 

Cut the roll of dough into 18 pieces, and lay each piece cut-side-up on a baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 25-30mins at 375F. Voila~ You have great smelling cinnamon rolls!

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