C is for Cinnamon Rolls
When I embarked on the A-Z of baking journey, there was one alphabet I was crystal clear on. C is for Cinnamon Rolls. I adore Cinnamon rolls and the fact that I love Cinnamon as a spice should be pretty evident from the name of the blog itself and for those who don't know yet. The name is a play on Cinnamon the spice, sinful goodies and my name Monika :)
Over time with so much baking and sugar smell, I have mostly gotten over my dessert craving apart from a few things and cinnamon rolls still tops the list of those things
A cup of tea or coffee, a book a cinnamon roll is all I need to get lost in my happy world, when I have these things I am suddenly at peace with everything around me
When I am in an extra decadent mood, I add a coffee and maple sryup frosting to it and then I reach a place where nothing can ever go wrong with the world, not till I have those cinnamon rolls in supply anyways
So before I go off to the dreamy world of Cinnamon rolls and tea, here is the recipe for you and you can use this recipe with any filling, I have at times used orange marmalade, nutella, even cake crumbs, cherries. Anything that I feel like on that day but cinnamon sugar is the favorite
Recipe inspired and adapted by Jamie Oliver's Cinnamon Swirls
For the dough
For the filling
- Mix together the ingredients of the dough and either by hand or using your stand mixer, knead the dough well. If kneading by hands it will take anywhere between 8-12 minutes till the dough is smooth and elastic
- Cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel and let it raise for an hour or so till double in size.
- Once the dough is double, tap the dough down to release all the gas and roll it in about 1/2 inch thick rectangle.
- Spread a very thin layer of cream cheese followed by melted butter. Even sprinkle cinnamon sugar (sugar + cinnamon mixed together) and spread the raisins
- Roll the rectangle like a log and cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Line them in a greased baking tray and set aside for proofing for 45 minutes.
- Pre heat the oven to 190C
- Glaze the cinnamon rolls with eggs (optional but will give you a glaze like in first picture) and Sprinkle some more cinnamon sugar on top (again optional but I like the color it gives)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes till the rolls are golden brown in color
- Serve warm
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