Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Recipe - Cinnamon Rolls

I can't believe I made this! Doesn't it look lovely? Please click here to read how I got this inspiration.

Below is the step by set recipe. Trust me, it is easy.

Simple ingredients - ( I have made some changes to original recipe)

Dough :
4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
4 cups of all-purpose flour

1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water

Simple steps :-

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a bowl and set aside for 2 minutes

2. In a mixer, put milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg and mix till blended. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.

3. Place the dough in well-greased bowl for proofing, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours . When doubled in size, remove the dough.

4. Roll out on a floured surface into about a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.

5. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

6. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired

7. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal.

8. Cut into 12 pieces. Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes.

9. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

For the glaze. mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

Hope you like this recipe and do let me know if you try making it. All the best!

Don't forget to click to my other food blog and check out how I got this inspiration plus many other food postings. Enjoy!!


New Kid on the Blog said...

I thought it's difficult to make cinnamon roll... but you did it!! Wow!! Bravo!!!! :)

I can smell it from here too!!!

mysimplefood said...

Yeah yeah! I never thot of making at home (you know it is always bought from outside) but when I saw it on TV, I just knew I could do it!! And I did! It's not that difficult. Try it!

Ai-Ling said...

you certainly had proven that food (like your cinnamon rolls) can be made simple :)

*drooling at your cinnamon rolls*

mysimplefood said...

Hi Ai Ling - Thank you, thank you :)

PureGlutton said...

Hey this looks yummy and simple to make! Shall try this when I'm in a baking mood, hehe!

sweetieadel said...

Hi just happen to drop by. Your cinnamon rolls look yummy, will try it soon!