Fresh From The Oven: Cinnamon Rolls

Claire from Things We Make read my mind this month with the Fresh From The Oven challenge. I was watching Man Vs Food and saw these absolutely massive cinnamon rolls covered in lots of thick icing. They looked amazing and I thought, I could make them (in a smaller scale of course!) So I was so pleased when I checked what the challenge was for this month and saw it was cinnamon rolls. Woo hoo!

Due to being pregnant and having a lot on generally, I have been very poor over the recent months in doing the FFTO challenges, I hope everyone will forgive me. I am hoping to get better in the new year once the baby has arrived and we have settled into our new roles as parents a bit.

I really enjoyed making the cinnamon rolls. The recipe was simple and easy to follow and I will definitely make them again! The ladies at my coffee morning loved them.

Many thanks to Claire for hosting this month’s challenge :-)

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 400g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 2 Sachets of instant yeast (14/15g)
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 250ml Lukewarm Milk
  • 50g Melted Butter
  • 1Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Filling

  • 150g Very Soft Butter
  • 50g Brown Sugar – muscovado or demerara
  • 1Tsp Cinnamon
  • A Handful of Sultanas (optional)

Icing (optional*)

  • 2 Cups of Icing Sugar
  • 1 Tblsp Melted Butter
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Water to Mix

Method

  1. In a jug mix the yeast, warm milk and tablespoon of sugar.
  2. Leave to froth for 10 minutes if you have time then add the melted butter and egg yolks.
  3. Mix this into the flours, with the salt.
  4. Knead for 5-10 minutes on a floured surface or in your food mixer with a dough hook for 5 minutes.
  5. Put in a large bowl with a plate on top and leave in a warm place until doubled in size (1-2 hours)
  6. Knock down and flatten out until it’s about the size of a large baking tray.
  7. Slather with the very soft 100g of butter.
  8. Sprinkle with the mix of brown sugar and cinnamon, and the sultanas.
  9. Roll up so you have a long Swiss roll type thing.
  10. Slice into 2″ slices and place in a deep cake tin
  11. I used a 26cm Kaiser tin, with a bit of butter rubbed into it.
  12. Allow to rise for another 1/2 hour. Tuck in any sultanas so they don’t burn.
  13. Bake at 200c for 10 minutes
  14. Cover loosely with foil and bake for another 15 minutes or so.
  15. At this point I brush it with a little melted butter and put it back in if not quite cooked through but it’s probably not necessary. I am a born fiddler.
  16. Tip out straight away – using a plate to tip it onto then back onto a 2nd plate.
  17. Top with the warm buttery icing and leave to cool….as long as you can bear it.
  18. They are still good on day two (and even better when warmed for 20 seconds in the microwave)

Happy Cooking! :-)

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6 Responses to Fresh From The Oven: Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Glad you managed to get to do this one as it was super yummy (as my son would say). And don’t worry, I remember all too well what it’s like adjusting to a new baby so just take it easy when the time comes.

  2. Congratulations – you’ve an exciting time ahead. Nice buns :)

  3. These look delicious and so very tempting. I finally got around to making some for myself earlier this year and they are heaps better than any I’ve ever bought.

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  5. Hi Jo – thanks for baking the buns. Those ones on Man Vs Food were just immense weren’t they but they looked terrific. They were my inspiration! Glad you and your coffee morning ladies liked them – I gave them a mention too http://wp.me/pxmpF-17T

  6. Thanks for takinf part Jo. They look delicious.

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