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Monday, February 15, 2016
Cinnamon Rolls: Recipe for the month
I wanted to “bake” something special for my husband …. Something other than cake! So yesterday I took the plunge to baking cinnamon rolls…. I have always been intimidated baking any form of bread. There is so much of science involved in baking these rolls… right measurement… right temperature… technique. But I finally faced my fears and baked these gorgeous rolls… they are undeniably delicious!! It’s perfect to make for a brunch or even gift someone. But I have to say it’s time consuming and daunting at first but totally worth the effort! And as I set these gorgeous rolls in the oven, my home was filled with this amazing aroma!
So past couple of days I have been pinning on Pinterest like a mad woman looking for an easy beginner’s recipe and I finally stumbled upon one that seemed easy to follow. And am glad it came out well and it was delicious and moreover my husband raved about it by just eating it all!!!! So if you are trying for the first time, this is the recipe to follow.
(Recipe is adapted from here)
· Milk - ¼ cup
· Water - ¼ cup
· Butter - 1 tbsp (14 gms)
· Salt - ¼ tsp
· Plain Flour - 1½ cups (you may need 2 tblsp more if the dough is sticky)
· Yeast - 1⅛ tsp
· Sugar - 2 tblsp
· Egg - 1, lightly beaten
· Butter - 1½ tbsp, melted
· Cinnamon Powder - ½ tbsp
· Brown Sugar - 3-4 tbsp (preferably dark)
· Icing sugar - ½ cup
· Melted Butter - ¾ - 1 tbsp
· Vanilla essence - ⅛ tsp
· Milk/ Cream - ¾ - 1tbsp
· Preheat the oven @ 180 C for 10 mins, before baking.
· Combine salt, flour, yeast and sugar. Heat milk, water & butter till the butter melts. Add dry ingredients and beaten egg to the wet ingredients. Mix together to make dough. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead it for a few minutes, till you get smooth dough (without stickiness, add more flour if its too sticky). Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and cover it with a cling film. Let it rest till the dough doubles (about 2 hrs).
· Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon for the filling. Punch down the risen dough & roll it out into a rectangle on a floured surface. Smear the dough with melted butter. Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon mix evenly over the dough. Roll the dough up into a log starting at the long side towards you. Press together the edges to seal it. Depending on the size you want (mini or medium size rolls), cut the dough using a serrated knife. Place the rolls cut side down into a greased baking pan. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30-45 minutes. I kept in the preheated oven to rise since the weather here is not so warm now.
· Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for around 20-25 mins until golden. Meanwhile combine all the ingredients under the frosting till its thick icing and set it aside.
· Allow the baked rolls to cool for 10 mins & spread the frosting over the baked rolls and enjoy.
· Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool 10 minutes. Spread frosting over baked rolls and enjoy.
Have you ever seen anyone refuse a cinnamon roll???
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