Easy Cinnamon Rolls

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Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comThese baking powder rolls were so easy to make and tasty too. We polished them off during brunch on a Saturday mid-morning. You can also fill them up with cheese or dried fruits. I wish you a happy baking.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.com

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comPlease always make sure you assemble all ingredients before you start.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comPreheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Line a 9 x 13 inch baking sheet with parchment. Sift the four, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comRub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comMake a well in the centre. Add almost all the milk, and mix with the blade of a knife into a soft dough, adding more milk, only if necessary. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into a rectangle, then roll out, lightly to about 16 x 10 inch (45 x 25 cm) rectangle, of 5mm thickness.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comTo Make filling: Beat the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comSpread mixture evenly over the rectangle.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comRoll up the dough tightly lengthways, and press the edges together firmly to seal.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comCut the roll into 12 equal round pieces.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.com Lay each round flat in the prepared baking sheet (cut side up) and brush with egg yolk.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.comRemove from oven and cool, slightly, then drizzle with icing.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls myfavouritepastime.com

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Preparation time: 25 minutes; Baking time: 15-22 minutes; Makes: 12

Ingredients

  • 300g (10.5oz; 2½cups) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 90g (3oz, ¾ stick, 6 tablespoons) cold butter, diced
  • 180ml (¾ cup) milk (I used all the milk)

For Brushing the top

1 egg yolk beaten with 2 teaspoons water for brushing

Filling

  • 40g (1/3 stick, 2oz) butter, softened
  • 45g (4 tablespoons) soft brown sugar
  • 2-4 teaspoons cinnamon

Icing

  • I cup sifted icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Line a 9 x 13 inch baking sheet with parchment. Sift four, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre. Add almost all the milk, and mix with the blade of a knife into a soft dough, adding more milk, only if necessary.
  2. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into a rectangle, then roll out, lightly to about 16 x 10 inch (45 x 25 cm) rectangle, of 5mm thickness.
  3. To Make filling: Beat the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy. Spread mixture evenly over the rectangle. Roll up the dough tightly lengthways, and press the edges together firmly to seal. Cut the roll into 12 equal round pieces. Lay each round flat in the prepared baking sheet (cut side up) and brush with egg yolk.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and cool, slightly, then drizzle with icing.
  5. To make icing: combine icing sugar and boiling water, in a bowl and beat mixture with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  6. Cup measures based on American cup of 240ml

Points to Note

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the tolls at 425ºF (220ºC), convection for 22 minutes.
  2. For cup measures, spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

25 thoughts

        1. Oh don’t worry Hari, I love doughnuts too. The plain, old fashioned doughnuts without the usually sugary or chocolatey dressings. Just the way my mother used to make them. It’s been great chatting to you today!!!
          liz

  1. Believe it or not, my son came home from 7th grade with a recipe like this and I had never made cinnamon rolls from scratch before. “it’s easy” he proclaimed. I did not believe him but he showed me how to make them as they did in class and he was right, not hard at all. -Kat

  2. There are few aromas coming from a kitchen that are better than those of cinnamon rolls in the oven. My mouth is watering, Liz, just thinking about them. I hope Ontario has gotten some of this beautiful weather. It’s a little cooler today but the sun is shining and there’s not a flake of snow to be found. Yay!

    1. Hi John
      Did you say snow? I think we’re done with snow until 2017. Ontario is beautiful today. Lots of sunshine, forecast rain that never came (thank God!) and longer days of course!!!
      I love them, long days. Have a great weekend, John and thanks for rolling by!
      Liz

  3. These look amazing! I love cinnamon rolls but I have been intimidated to try baking them. After reading this though, I think I might give ’em a try. 🙂

  4. Looks almost like an American biscuit cinnamon roll. Delicious! I can guarantee these wouldn’t last long in our house. Brunch is the best meal ever, I love it!

    1. My son ate 3/4 of the rolls, alone. Three sons? you need three dozens! Pleasant day to you. Will be visiting your blog soon…thanks for the patience!
      Liz

  5. You made my day Liz! Was thinking about making the yeast kind for Easter an thinking I used to make the baking powder biscuit kind and they turned out so good and where the heck did I put that recipe there you were with it! I used to make a big batch and freeze the left overs which didn’t seem to stay in the freezer for long! I’ve just returned from getting my hair cut (since I left on vacation it had not been cut) came home in the grey rainy blustery kind of day so these cinnamon rolls might be coming out of my oven in about 2 hours! LOL, Hoping you are well and loving all your posts and recipes! You are amazing!

    1. Hey Sandy,
      Baking powder fresh bakes really come in handy when one is pressed with time. Nice to hear you’ve had a haircut. I have just come from the gym (sports season is on for kids) and had a late dinner. Boy was I ravenous! I tend to overeat when I am too hungry. Just going through messages before going to bed. It’s almost 1.00am Talk to you later. Have a good night!
      Liz

    1. Oh I didn’t even know that rising and altitude go together. I have learnt something new from you today. Thanks Judie. I’m reading about Farro, right now. Maybe, I’ll soon have some for a meal!
      Liz

  6. Oh, be still my heart! I haven’t had a cinnamon roll since I had my fling with them in the winter of 2012! I made them about once a week, but shared them with the campground host where we were camped at the time. Your beautiful pictures bring back beautiful memories! Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. Hi Judie
      Oh I am so glad to hear I sent you down ‘the memory lane’ I am sure you made yeast rolls and they must have been very delicious. Freshly baked goods are always such a pleasure, especially when someone else does the baking and shares with everyone else. Have a lovely week!
      Virtual Bear Hug to you
      Liz

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