Cinnamon Rolls

Oh my goodness. Do you have one day that you just want to indulge? Well, this is the perfect food to indulge in. Its absolutely incredible! I think this was an original Daring Bakers challenge, but I found the recipe on Andrea’s incredible blog.

Cinnamon Rolls

(tweaked a little from Andrea’s Recipes)

6 1/2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
5 1/2 tbsp Butter
1 Egg
3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Yeast
1 1/4 cups Milk

For the Cinnamon layer:
6 1/2 tbsp Sugar mixed with 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

For the Glaze:
2 cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
6 tbsp Milk

Cream the butter. Add the sugar and salt and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat again.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and yeast. Add to the butter mixture. Stir everything together. Add the milk and mix to combine. Empty the contents onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. The dough was really sticky, and I added at least another 1/4 cup of flour as I kneaded. The dough will become soft and absolutely lovely to work with.

Place in a greased bowl, cover with a muslin cloth or cling wrap and keep in a warm place until doubled in size.

Roll out the dough to a rectangle. Spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the rectangle. Roll into a log. I didn’t roll it too tight because I didn’t want to lose all the lovely texture. Once rolled into the log, cut at about 1″ intervals. I got only 6 buns, but maybe I should have cut it thinner.

Place the buns on a greased baking tray. Cover with muslin and let it rise until doubled.

Preheat the oven to 175 deg C. Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. While the rolls are baking, make the glaze.

To make the glaze, just whisk together the icing sugar, milk and vanilla until thick and smooth. Pour over the rolls while still warm out of the oven. Now, I don’t know why, but my glaze never ever looks white – I’ve tried it a few times, and it is always transparent. But it tasted amazing.

Thanks, Andrea, for a fabulous recipe.


29 Comments Add yours

  1. Asha says:

    I love this too. For faster dessert, you can use ready made bread dough, I make this often for kids! 🙂


  2. Indhu says:

    OMG… these look delicious. Cinnamon rolls are my biggest weakness… love this recipe 🙂


  3. Lavanya says:

    love the cinnomon rolls..mouthwatering arundathi…where are you from?


  4. The rolls looks perfect…can imagine the awesome aroma in your kitchen.


  5. Divya Vikram says:

    I just adore these cinnamon rolls! In my to-do list for loonggggg!!


  6. …mmm! I love cinnamon rolls – especially with cream cheese icing. I bet these made the whole house smell amazing!


  7. Priya says:

    So delicious rolls, looks beautiful and prefect!


  8. Lovely rolls, I usually make them when I throw a party cos I can never stand the cinnamon smell later I just fell in love it… Perfect looking rolls…


  9. Prathibha says:

    Delicious rolls……looks perfect!!


  10. Bharti says:

    They turned out gorgeous…the kitchen must have smelled wonderful.


  11. Arundathi says:

    <>Thanks Everyone!!

    Asha – We don’t get ready made bread dough here! 😦

    Lavanya – I live in Chennai.

    Yes, it was just wonderful! Just wish the icing had been white!! 🙂


  12. DEESHA says:

    wow, they look soo good .. yes at times, all I want to do is just indulge


  13. Oh wow looks yummy…..


  14. nandini says:

    the rolls looks gorgeous arundathi… will defenitely try this one.. i enjoy reading ur posts.. simple and elegantly written.. good show.


  15. Madhumathi says:

    Love cinnamom buns..yours look very pretty!


  16. A_and_N says:

    Cinnamon rolls! These look so much better than the ones I’ve seen outside.

    Never tried them myself!


  17. Syrie says:

    Great work. I love cinnamon buns but I’ve always been a little nervous to make them as they seem too professional for me!


  18. Simran says:

    I absolutely have to make these gorgeous rolls one day. Right now, I trek two hours downtown to buy some from my favorite bakery.


  19. Happy cook says:

    I want atleast one, looks yummy yumm.


  20. Kevin says:

    I could go for one (or more) of those for breakfast right now!


  21. Dragon says:

    I love the glaze on these cinnamon buns. Yum!


  22. I love cinnamon buns too! These look so delicious, well done! 🙂


  23. prajusha says:

    cinnamon rolls looks delicious and perfect


  24. mandira says:

    ooooooooooh! these look so good!! *drools*


  25. Arundathi says:

    <>Thanks everyone!!

    Nandini – Thanks.

    Dragon – I always thought the glaze needs to be more “white” and not so transparent!


  26. Erin from Long Island says:

    I’m no expert, but any glaze I have used was just water and powdered sugar and vanilla. If that’s not the right color, try adding a bit of butter or cream cheese?


  27. Arundathi says:

    <>Erin – Hmm. Not sure if the cream cheese would change the flavor. Butter is a great idea, thanks.


  28. Prithvi Raj says:

    Wow !! Can't wait to try this out !!


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