My Favourite Breads
These 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.
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. 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.
Remove from oven and cool, slightly, then drizzle with icing.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Preparation time: 25 minutes; Baking time: 15-22 minutes; Makes: 12
- 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
- 40g (1/3 stick, 2oz) butter, softened
- 45g (4 tablespoons) soft brown sugar
- 2-4 teaspoons cinnamon
- I cup sifted icing (confectioners) sugar
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and cool, slightly, then drizzle with icing.
- To make icing: combine icing sugar and boiling water, in a bowl and beat mixture with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Cup measures based on American cup of 240ml
Points to Note
- 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.
- 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.