Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls need no introduction; sticky, sweet, sinful and utterly delicious. Added to the package is the most important feature – the irresistible aroma of the fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Fresh brewed coffee, and the rolls that are warm soft and drizzled – straight out the oven can turn a day into sheer ecstasy.

The cinnamon roll is thought to have been invented in Sweden where it takes the name kanelbulle (literally: “cinnamon bun”). On October 4, “kanelbullens dag” (Cinnamon roll day) is celebrated in Sweden. (-Wiki)

I do not know about you but I turn into an unleashed insane woman  when I smell cinnamon buns. I claw them, dig into them and gobble them up before you know. Well let me not go into more details…

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon rolls need no introduction; sticky, sweet, sinful and utterly delicious. Added to the package is the most important feature – the irresistible aroma of the fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Fresh brewed coffee, and the rolls that are warm soft and drizzled – straight out the oven can turn a day into sheer ecstasy.
  • Both of our girls share the love of cinnamon rolls with us; and this time’s baking expedition brought out some sensual treats – warm and aromatic from the oven. My older daughter exclaimed – “they  almost look and smell like the ones we get from outside..” When I asked her why “almost“, she told me that since I was not going to put the “unhealthy” white drizzle on the top they don’t quite look the same:-) She was wrong this time. Indulging into cinnamon buns  is quite incomplete without the “unhealthy white drizzle”, isn’t it?
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Ingredients: (makes about 14-16 small rolls)
  • 2.5  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (powder/ground)
  • 3/4 whole cup milk
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8  cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, just about melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • chopped pecans or walnuts or raisins/or both nuts and raisins(Optional) – makes a nice addition
  • For the sugar glaze:
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk (or just enough to make a thick consistency)
  • Preparation:
  • To make the  Sugar Glaze:
  • Whisk together the sugar, butter and milk till it reaches a thick, but slightly pourable consistency.
  • To make the Rolls:
Read the whole recipe on eCurry