Tuesday 13 March 2012

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

My son loves Cinnamon Rolls more than anything else! If I ask him what I should make for teatime, the first answer I get is Cinnamon Rolls and the second Doughnuts! He will be very happy if I gave him cinnamon rolls every day and it will fetch me lots and lots of bear hugs and kisses in return :D.... I make these for him at least once a month and I have tried several recipes till date.... I have also posted an eggless version earlier... This particular recipe I have been using for the last one year since Ria posted it.... I took step by step pictures last summer when I made these in Kerala.... but never got a chance to take the final product’s picture..... finally I took these pictures when I made it last week... 

Cinnamon Rolls 
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Preparation time ~ 20 mints
Cooking time ~ 25 mints
Ready in ~ 3 to 3 ½ hours

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons softened butter
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioners'/ powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup milk, water, and 2 tablespoons butter until warm. Stir in yeast and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Break the egg into the yeast mixture and mix well.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar and salt), pour the milk-yeast-egg mixture, and knead to form smooth dough.
  • Place in a lightly greased bowl and leave in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour.
  • Punch down the dough and on a floured surface, roll it into a large rectangle.
  • Smear with the softened butter.
  • Combine the cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar. Sprinkle over the rectangle.
  • Roll the dough up into a log starting at the long side. Cut into 12 slices. Place the rolls cut side down into a 9x13-inch greased baking pan. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the frosting by combining the confectioners' sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk into a thick frosting; Spread frosting over baked warm rolls.
  • Enjoy your warm homemade Cinnamon Rolls!
  • I felt the amount of cinnamon and sugar in the filling was not enough and so I always double the amount in the filling (or may be our taste buds are too sweet :D).
  • You can use brown sugar for filling if you like.
  • If you like to have raisins and nuts in your rolls you can add 1/3 cup each of raisins and walnuts, like in the original recipe.
  • Since I am making it for my son I prefer smaller rolls; so instead of cutting the dough into 12 pieces I cut them to 24- 30 pieces.
  • It’s best served warm, Microwave it for a few seconds before serving and my little one loves it topped with some chocolate sauce. 

These rolls are Yeastspotted.

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  1. Ho,My fav..pass me the plate Swapna.

  2. Looks yum and easy, will definitely try it out.

  3. Looks delicious. I love cinnamon buns but we buy it from the store. Such a nice post. Makes me want to make it too.

  4. This is awesomely easy! I will definitely try this out:)

  5. I love the simplicity in your presentation--these look delicious!

  6. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite too!!! I bake them a lil more to get the golden brown color!!
    These look wonderful too!

  7. Looks perfect... lovely decorations..

  8. Making Cinnamon rolls is on my list since a long long time.Now that I am taking baby steps in yeast baking,I might give this one a try too:)).Lovely pics as usual:)

  9. I also like cinnamon rolls.. :) And yours look so good that I wouldn't refuse them for sure :)

  10. Loved the blog…

  11. Tried this recipe, super easy and superly delicious!!!!

    1. Thanks for trying... glad to know you liked it...

  12. do u use salted or unsalted butter?


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