Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

Chinese New Year (CNY) and its unlimited supply of glorious food has spoilt us much. We have been having dinners after dinners. These dinners started even before the CNY celebration and mostly with friends or family members. We have been eating so much that my dad commented that my entire family has put on weight. This includes my dog, Jeannie who has been travelling around with us.

So, I decided that it is time to go back basic and baked some cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Making cinnamon rolls is quiet an easy task for me as my breadmaker does most of the work. All I need to do is to roll up the dough, slice it up and bake them.

3/4 cup of 1 large egg + water
1/2 cup milk
80g butter
1 tsp salt
3 2/3 cup bread flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 yeast

60g melted butter
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins

3 tbsp icing sugar (according to taste)
1/4 cup drinking water

Place dough ingredients in the bread machine according to the manufacturer's instruction.
Set bread machine to dough setting.
When cycle completed, remove dough from bread machine.
Punch down dough and roll into 12x16 inch rectangle.
Brush with melted butter but leaving 1 inch boarder without butter.
Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon powder and springkle it over buttered area of dough.
Then scattered the raisin on top of the surface covered by cinnamon mixture.
Roll dough up tightly like swiss roll and cut into slices of approximately 1 inch thick.

Place cinnamon rolls in a greased 9x13 inch baking pan, leaving enough space for them to rise.
Leave cinnamon rolls to rise for approx. 45 minutes or until double in size. (I usually speed up this process by placing dough in my oven preheated to 60C).
Bake at 190C for 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove from oven.

For glaze, mix together icing sugar and drinking water. Brush the glaze mixture generously over the cinnamon roll while it is still very hot. (This will keep the cinnamon roll moist and since it is moist it will reheat better in the microwave oven).


The Caked Crusader said...

It's recipes like this that make me want to overcome my fear of yeast!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Ugh...I thought cinnamon rolls is very sweet and fattening too. LOL! :P Anyway, just once a year, better enjoy all the good food and feasts while it lasted.

Jo said...

You are right Ling, after the CNY, all my family wants to have is just simple stir-fried dishes and white or wholemeal bread as breastfast. Great looking cinnamon rolls by the way.

AK said...

I'm hungry..:P nice to see fimilar food, one of my comfort food with hot milk..


Hi Ling, you refreshed my memories of having Cinnabuns!! Yours look too tempting !!

Cheers to a great blog!!

jadepearl said...

Cinnamon Rolls is THE best! Easy to do and everyone seems to love it! True, true, DH also complain that this CNY he put on weight...ha!ha!

Nilmandra said...

Ooh I love cinnamon rolls. I wish I have a breadmaker. The thought of waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh bread makes my mouth water alrady!

wmw said...

Oooh, the cinnamon rolls look lovely. Pleasure meeting up with you :o)

Ling's Passion said...

caked crusader : have not fear, the caked crusader is here...ha..ha..ha..

little corner : we have been feasting like no tomorrow...he..he..he

jo : ya, we too like something light after all the oily stuff.

ak : thanks for dropping by. Having it with milk...something new to me. Always have it with coffee.

sugarcraft : thanks :)

jadepearl : agree, very easy with breadmaker

nilmandra : you can say that again. Besides coffee, bread is the next best to get up to in the morning.

wmw : the pleasure is mine, too :)