Cinnamon is an ingredient which has the most enticing smell. It is known as an aphrodisiac; do not know about that, but for me it does increase my desire to eat it. Even in a mall or market if I am passing by a bakery and I get a whiff of cinnamon then I am bound to go in. It is like a magnet which pulls me in.

So it is but obvious that what I love to bake the most are my gooey, soft, sugary cinnamon rolls. And here below is the recipe I have found that I trust for baking this amazing delicacy.

Prep Time : 30 mins

Standing time : 1 hr

Baking time : 30 mins

Ingredients: 

All purpose flour – 4 cups

Hot milk – 1/2 cups

Sugar – 1/4 cups

Egg -1

Butter – 1/3 cups

10 gms of yeast dissolved in 1/2 cups of warm water and kept aside 

For the filling:

Sugar – 3/4 cups

Butter – 3/4 cups

Cinnamon powder – 2.5 tbsp

Dry fuits ( raisins, almonds, pecans, walnuts ) – 1/2 cup chopped ( optional)

For the glazing and topping : 

Fresh whipped cream – 2 cups

Butter – 4 tbsp

Castor sugar – 1 cup

Vanilla essence -1 tsp

Warm water – 4 tsp

Method:

I a bowl mix the milk, melted butter, egg, salt and sugar.

 Seive in 2 cups of flour in it and fold it in.

Add the yeast mix and the rest of the flour.

Gently fold it all in till dough is smooth

Now put it on a floured couter top and knead it till it becomes very pliable. 

You may need to put in a bit of muscle power which is good as you get to feel less guilty while eating it. 😝

Place it in a large, greased bowl and cover with a soft cloth.


Leave it for an hour or two and Let it rise to double its volume

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once it doubles, knead it down again and release all the air. The dough will be quite soft by now.

On roll it with a rolling pin on afloured surface into a 15 by 10 inch rectangle. 

Using a brush coat the whole surface with the softened butter. 

Tip: do not melt the butter on heat rather leave it at room temperature for softening it down. It will be easier to spread on the dough then and much less messy. 

Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon generously leaving only the sides

Sprinkle with the nuts if using.


Starting at the longer side start rolling it into a cylinder using your hands.

Once rolled Seal the edges with your fingers

Now cut it into around 1 inch wide slices

Grease the baking pan and sprinkle sugar on it

Place the rolls together and leave it for another 40 minutes


Bake for 30 mins till it turns golden in colour

Tip : Do not eat them right now. They are very very hot. Trust me you will not like them so hot,  Wait for some time even if you feel you can’t 😜

 Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla and add hot water slowly, spoon by spoon to get the glaze consitentcy desired.

Whip fresh cream and keep it in the refrigator till the time to serve

Slighly cool the rolls and spread the glaze generously on them

Once further cooled, top them with whipped cream

Dig in now 

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