03 Dec 2022

Home Baked Cinnamon Rolls That Are Better Than Store-Bought

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Cinnamon rolls are one of the most popular treats in the world. What started as a simple pastry has turned into an iconic tea time snack or dessert item. A cinnamon roll is a type of pastry that is typically made from dough that is filled with sweet cinnamon  icing and then rolled into a cylindrical shape. They can be sweet or savory, and are usually served warm.

Trust us, a piping hot cup of tea or coffee with a rich cinnamon roll is all that you need on a cold winter morning!

How Did Cinnamon Rolls Come to Be?

Although the history of cinnamon rolls is disputed, some historians believe that the rolls originated in Medieval Europe during the 12th century. As travelers journeyed across Europe and Asia, they brought with them pastries filled with cinnamon and sugar.While the first published recipe for cinnamon rolls appeared in a cookbook published in 1870, it is believed that cinnamon rolls actually originated in the Middle East. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I ordered a baker to make seven dozen cinnamon rolls for breakfast on New Year’s Day.

Shortly thereafter, wealthy families started including them in their holiday feasts and celebrations. In the 1920s, the Entenmann’s Baking Company sold the first mass-produced version of cinnamon rolls in America. Today, there are dozens of varieties of cinnamon rolls available. Although they may appear to be complicated to make, the process is actually quite straightforward.

Let’s Bake!

These Cinnamon rolls are super easy to bake and may we tell you that baking these will surely fill your kitchen with a mouth watering, soothing & delicious aroma of baked bread and cinnamon. This aroma makes you wanna fall in love with winters all over again! The cinnamon in this recipe is really powerful, the cream cheese frosting is the perfect amount of yumm and the dough is so pillowy and never overbaked. 

Ingredients:

Cinnamon Roll DoughCinnamon Sugar MixtureCream Cheese Frosting
85g melted butter170g Brown sugar115g cream cheese (softened)
240 ml milk (warm)2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon57g Softened butter
2 eggs (room temp.)85g Softened butter170g Fine sugar
639g all-purpose flour (maida)1 teaspoon vanilla essence
115g Fine sugar⅛ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. In a measuring jug warm the butter and milk together until the butter has melted. Whisk in the eggs. Keep Aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix to form your dough. Your dough should form a tight ball
  4. Once your dough has formed a tight ball, cover and allow to proof at room temperature for 70-90 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  5. After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 24×12 inch rectangle.
  6. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread dough with 85g softened butter and sprinkle generously with sugar/cinnamon mixture all over the surface.
  7. Starting with a long edge, roll up the dough and cut into 12 (2-inch) rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
  8. Alongside, preheat the oven to 200°C. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  9. While rolls are baking, cream together the cream cheese, butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. 
  10. While the rolls are warm from the oven, generously spread on the cream cheese frosting. 

Trust us, this is the best cinnamon rolls recipe ever that will help you bake such delicious cinnamon rolls at home that will shame most of the famous cinnamon rolls chains out there.

Bake these and fill your home with the soothing aroma of cinnamon this winter. Enjoy these with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate with your family and loved ones!

Happy Season’s Baking!

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