The Weekend Kitchen

Some hits, some misses… my kitchen, over the weekends

Cinnamon Rolls


There is something about the smell of cinnamon, with or without apples. I feel like adding a pinch of it to whatever I make. And then there I find this recipe that asks for 3 whole tablespoons full of cinnamon, voila`, that is what goes into the oven today.

I have made some changes to the original recipe and avoided the topping altogether. The roll itself is sweet enough and more than enough butter and oil has gone into it. Why add cheese and cream to it, right? Will do that next time 😉

For the dough:
1 cup warm milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 3/4 cup flour
2 1/4 tsp yeast ( I use the normal Active Dry Yeast)

Take 1 tbsp sugar from the 1/2 cup. Add the yeast to it and add the warm milk. Keep covered for about 15 – 3o minutes, till it has bubbled. well.
Pour the yeast mixture and all other wet ingredients into a large pan. Add 3 1/2 cup flour to this and knead gently. Smear your hands with some oil so that it doesn’t stick. Add little more flour as required. The dough will be a little sticky , but should be soft to your touch. Oil a pan lightly, place the dough in it and cover with a wet cloth. Keep aside for an hour and half.

For the filling:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/ cup brown suagr
3 tbsp cinnamon powder

Mix these well.
Once the flour has risen well, place it on to a flat surface dusted with flour. Knead it with the ball of your palm, it will have a softer look and feel. Roll it out into a large rectangle. Spread some melted butter on it. Spread the filling evenly. Roll it tightly from the longer side. Cut into 1/2 inch wide strips. Keep covered in a wet cloth for another hour.
Brush the top and sides with some milk

Pre heat the oven to 180C for 10 minutes. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.


Author: wanderlustathome

Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls

  1. I love the smell of cinnamon too! And those cinnamon rolls look yummm!

  2. That is an invite for friends like you to come over 🙂

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