Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This week’s recipe is a pastry recipe. A personal favorite – Cinnamon Rolls ^_^!

Delicious Cinnamon Rolls!

You can also add raisins in this recipe to make it truly delicious and if you would like, add some royal icing on it. Hope you have fun baking these as much as we did!

  • Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Yeast – ¾ t
  • Salt – 1/8 t
  • Egg – 1 pce (beaten)
  • Margarine – ¼ cup
  • Milk (lukewarm) – 1/8 cup
  • Water (lukewarm) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon – 1 T
  • Margarine – 1 T
  • (Opt.) Raisins – ¼ cup
    1. In a medium bowl, measure you yeast and add a pinch of sugar to help activate the yeast. Then pour in small amount of lukewarm water (appx. 1 T) and let stand for at least 3 minutes.
      Activate yeast in a small bowl
    2. In a large bowl, measure the flour, salt and sugar and mix together.
    3. Put in the margarine into the flour mixture and mix it with your hands, you can also use a pastry cutter to cut the fat into the flour. Then make a small hole in the middle of your flour mixture in the bowl.
      Add wet ingredients in a small hole in flour mixture
    4. In the small hole, pour the egg, yeast mixture and the milk and start combining all the ingredients to form a dough. Gradually add the lukewarm water until your dough is firm and has a preferred texture; then form it into a ball.
      Mix your dough with clean hands and form a ball
    5. Proof your dough for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.
      Proof dough until doubled in size
    6. Grease and flour a baking sheet pan and set aside. Then flour your working surface and put your dough on the prepared surface.
      Prepare your work surface

      Knead the dough for up to 10 minutes. If you are adding raisins to the dough, do so now by just pouring the raisins on the dough and kneading the dough together with them. Then using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a rectangular shape.

      Shape your dough into a rectangle using a rolling pin
    7. For the filling: put the sugar and cinnamon in  small bowl and mix thoroughly.
      Cinnamon and sugar mixture

      Then spread the tablespoon of margarine on your rectangular-shaped dough. Pour the cinnamon sugar mixture and cover the entire surface area of the dough.

    8. Starting from the edge closest to you, roll up the dough until the end. Straighten the roulade and then cut about 1 inch pieces, you should have around 7 – 8 pieces.
      Cut the roulade into 8 pieces
    9. Place the individual rolls on a grease and floured baking sheet and allow space in between the rolls for rising.
      Leave space between the rolls to allow for rising
    10. Proof & let the rolls rise for about 40 minutes or until they are double in size. Preheat your oven to 180 oF or if using a charcoal oven, to medium heat; 15 minutes before baking.
    11.  Bake the rolls for about 30 – 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Then remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes.
      Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes on baking sheet
    12. Using a spatula , remove the rolls and place onto a cooling rack or a tray and let them cool completely. If you would like, you can also serve them warm, they are very delicious with tea or coffee.
      Enjoy ^_^!

    Enjoy your delicious cinnamon rolls – Bon Appetit!

    For any other suggestions or feedback from your home-baking of this recipe. Please comment below ^_^!

If you would like to learn how to bake Bread, Cookies and other yeast products such as Cinnamon Rolls with a charcoal oven; sign up for our Basic Bread, Cookie-making & Pastries Class. Click here to get more details on the class and next class dates.

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Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

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