Cinnamon. Swiiirrlyyy Cinnamon.
Now I’m a big cinnamon fan but recipes for cinnamon rolls have always looked intimidatingly time-consuming for me, until I found this on All Recipes. The claim was 90 minutes and I’m sure I took longer but the point is that it could have taken me 90 minutes. Very exciting stuff.
For the dough:
- Heat ¾ cup milk in a pan till it bubbles.
- Mix in ¼ cup butter, then let it cool.
- Combine 2 ¼ cups flour with ¼ cup sugar, 2 ½ tsp yeast and ½ tsp salt.
- Mix in ¼ cup water, 1 egg and the milk/butter mix.
- Add 1 cup flour (or as much as you need to get proper dough)
- Knead away. For 5 minutes.
- Let it be for another 10 minutes.
Irrelevant Fun Fact: Did you know that kids could scream to the point of puking? Me neither. They’re talented little potato heads aren’t they.
- Meanwhile, combine ¾ cup sugar with ¼-1/2 cup butter. And you’ll also need cinnamon. The original recipe says 1 tbs which is a quantity that makes me sad. So I used 4 tbs cinnamon. On reflection I think I could have used even more. Cinnamon is very good for your mood.
Assembling this was much easier than I anticipated. I thought rolls were complicated but it turns out rolling is quite a simple motion. This was also very exciting to discover.
- Roll out the dough (or use your hands and punch it into place as I did)
- Spread your beautiful cinnamon goo
- And roll
- Pinch the seam and begin chopping into smaller rolls.
- Then leave them for 30 minutes to get bigger. Mine didn’t really get much bigger. They’re supposed to double.
- Then they are ready for baking at 190C for about 15 minutes.
- Make sure this is in a fairly big oven tray, or put one under it to catch the bubbling sugar.
These should be big, soft, and very cinnamony. The Parents saw how much there was and thought it would last us for days. Then they ate them. Then they kept eating them.
Btw the lemons are not real. They are simply a pretty chopping board. For anyone who was confused…