Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cinnamon Roll

Ahhhh....The smell of cinnamon roll is good enough, especially when you're hungry. I'm a lover, and will buy this when I'm in KL. So sad that there's no Cinnabon in JB. So, since I had a huge, massive cravings for it, I decided to be brave and make it by myself. In full determination, I tried. It works!!

This is the result. Baked a tray full, so had to keep them in the freezer. When I wanna munch on them, just need to defrost in microwave and it still taste good! This version, I put a bit of choc, like Cinnabon Choc. Yummy and lovely and I don't have to go to KL anymore just to get over my cravings. Recipe below.

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
1.When you're warming up the milk, mix in the margarine and salt together.
2. Mix flour, sugar and yeast together in a bowl. Put the eggs in and start mixing them together. Slowly pour in the milk mixture. Mix it together with your hand(s). If it too soft and sticky, put in a bit of flour. Adjust accordingly but make sure not too much flour. Knead the dough and cover with damp towel or seal with a plastic wrapper. Leave for an hour to rise.
3. After the dough has doubled in size, punch and knead it again. Cover and let it double in size again.
4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius (400 degrees Farenheit). Once the dough is ready, flour a working area lightly and roll it into a big rectangle, 16x21inch. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and butter together. Spread the mixture onto the dough. Roll the dough tightly and cut into 12 rolls. Place inside a greased 9x13 inch baking tin or glass dish (the latter works better) and leave it to rise again. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Beat together cream cheese, butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy. Spread over the rolls before serving.

P/S: If you want to make a choc version, melt 125gm of bittersweet choc and mix it with the spread. If you want less sweet, lessen the brown sugar. The rolls can be made earlier and place them in the fridge until you're ready to bake them. As for the icing, it can be made earlier too and put in individual plastics (like lollipops) and put them in the freezer. Defrost the icing before serving.

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