Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cinnamon rolls

I decided to bake cinnamon rolls. I baked bread before, but it flopped. Not surprising, for me at least. I picked the cinnamon rolls recipe from 'All Recipes'. Cette recette a plus de sept cent commentaires. And over 19,000 people have saved the recipe. The answer is obvious, use the recipe from All Recipes. I have used a few recipes from this website and I can safely say that their recipes have not failed me yet. :)
The only decent looking cinnamon roll allowed to be seen in public.

I do not have a bread maker machine, so the baking process was tiring. I was perspiring quite a bit kneading the dough. It was a good workout! Seeing my bread double in size after proofing thrilled me. It means I may succeed in making cinnamon rolls. Maybe is better than never. Luckily, all went well in a way. My CR was soft and fluffy. The brown sugar+powdered cinnamon+margarine as the filling is awesome!! I should remind myself not to pack too many CR dough in a baking tray. The cut dough continued to proof in the baking tray. My CR doesn't look pretty like the ones sold in shop. Obviously, hahaha... However, I was not discouraged. My mum told me the taste is more important than the outlook. Taste and presentation are both equally important to me. And thankfully, I have my loving family and good friends to try my bakes so that I can
improve. This recipe is a keeper, seriously. However, my mum feedbacked that I should make the filling less sweet. Point taken.

Happy International Women's Day! Cheers to all the women who made wonderous contribution to the society. Yes, you, you and you. Only applicable to women, please. Hehehe... To my mum, you rock!! :)

PS: the pointed cinnamon roll was the last cut piece which has to be baked on its own. Hence, the shape. :)

Recipe from All Recipes:

3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine, softened
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar, packed (I used 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in margarine; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.

Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, softened margarine.

Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with margarine/sugar mixture. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in 12 lightly greased muffin cups. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Remove from muffin cups to cool. Serve warm.


Gloria Baker said...

I love cinnamon rolls and these look wonderful!! Love them! Happy women day! xx gloria

Corine said...

Thanks Gloria! Happy Women's Day, too! I love cinnamon rolls even more now that I know how to make them fresh. xx


Quien se va a negar a éste rico pastel,se ve delcioso, y muy lindo,con el relleno fabuloso,me encantó.Feliz día de la mujer y que siempre sea el día de nosotras,que lo pasese muy bien,abrazos.

Corine said...

Thanks Rosita! Happy Women's Day!!
*Hugs* :)

Nadji said...

J'aime beaucoup les roulés à la cannelle. Les tiens me semblent bien bons.
Bonne fête à toi aussi.
See soon.

Corine said...

Nadji: Moi aussi!! J'aime faire cuire du pain frais.

Happy Women's Day!! Bonne week-end.

Nadji said...

Bon week-end et à très bientôt.

fimere said...

ton roulé est bien réussi il a l'air bon j'aime bien sentir l'odeur de la cannelle
bonne journée

Corine said...

Merci Fimere. J'ai besoin de cuire pains à la cannelle à nouveau. J'espère que pour obtenir un joli rouleaux de cannelle à la recherche la prochaine fois.

Bonne journée

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Really looks delicious and I think you did a great job. Your mother gave you good advice ;-)

Corine said...

Hi Nate, thank you for your sweet comment. Mum's always right! ;) thanks for dropping by.