Sunday, 24 February 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

I love a good cinnamon roll.
I've tried a few times at a popular outlet in Karachi, but they're way too sweet for my taste.
So i made it my life's goal to try a recipe that was equally delicious but with moderate sugar ! :D

I came upon this recipe last year, even tried it once but was not happy with the results, they burnt from the bottom as i cooked them at a slightly high temperature.

They are just perfect this time !

Super soft, and oh-so-delicious !

(Recipe adapted from Ree Drummond)
2 cups of Flour + 1/4 cup to add later
1 cup of Milk
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1/4 cup of Sugar
1 Tbsp Yeast
1/4 tsp of Baking Powder
A pinch of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp of salt
100 grams of Butter
1-2 tbsp of Cinnamon Powder
1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar

Heat 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil almost to a boiling point. Turn off heat and  Leave to cool for about 25-30 minutes.

When luke warm, 1 tbsp add yeast and 2 cups of flour.

Mix with a spoon to form a sticky dough. Leave to rise.

After an hour, it would look somewhat like this.

Add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour..

...1/4 tsp of Baking powder..

...a pinch or baking soda...

and 1/4 tsp of salt. Mix together.

Roll out the dough in a rough rectangle on a lightly floured surface

pour 100 grams of melted butter on top, spread it evenly with your fingers or a pastry brush.

 Add powdered sugar on top (many recipes use brown sugar instead or regular white one, so its up to you which sugar you want to use)

I used a sifter to add sugar, it helps distribute the sugar evenly.

Sprinkle generous amount of cinnamon powder.

Starting from the far end, roll the dough towards yourself to form a log.

Pinch the ends.

Cut the log in 1 inch thick slices. I was trying to be extra smart, so i used a thread, which makes a perfect clean cut without smashing the rolls. You can use a regular knife of course !

Place the sliced rolls on a buttered baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree for abour 18-20 minutes

Till light golden.

Top them off with a cup of whipping cream (you can add sugar in the cream, i didnt)


P.S : yea i ate one straight from the pan :D


  1. oh wow... that looks really yummy...

  2. Plz tell me the original receipe of creme that cinnibon have .and which whipping creme u use tetra or dairy ?

  3. More recipes please!

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  5. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes