Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

I never imagined that the summer would be this hectic for me. Though I am getting up late and enjoys the freedom of not following the school schedules, I have Aishwarya behind my back all the time asking "what should I do next? what should I do next?". Keeping her busy and happy leaves me with time for little else and  what this means is having to do my cooking the last minute, thus leaving little time to blog my experiments. Even though I tried a few dishes with the Around the World in 80 Days theme which I wanted to, most of it I couldn't blog since the moment I am done with my cooking, there would be a hungry monster waiting to gobble it up! This Cinnamon Roll is something that I made couple of days back. Lucky for me, when I checked the origin of Cinnamon rolls, I realized that these originated in  Sweden, where these are called cinnamon buns.
I used the same bread dough used for making the Curry Filled Sweet Buns and I should say these were amongst the best Cinnamon rolls that I had.
For the Bread portion make this
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1/4 cup raisins, optional
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1-2 teaspoons milk
Combine the first three filling ingredients and mix well. Heat in microwave 10 seconds to make spreadable. (It's okay if it's fairly thick.) Spread over rolled dough, covering as much of the surface as possible. Sprinkle nuts and raisins over dough if using.
Starting with the widest end, roll dough into a tight log. Pinch edges to seal. With a thin sharp knife, cut log into 12 equal slices. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Cover with a clean towel and place in a warm location to rise until nearly double in size, about 30-45 minutes.
 Bake rolls in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. After about 20 minutes of baking, check on rolls and cover loosely with foil if they are getting too dark. Rolls can stay in the dish after baking; set the dish on a wire rack and cover with a clean towel to let it cool.
 To make the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup and beat. Add enough milk to make a spreadable consistency, about 1-2 teaspoons.
 Frost rolls while they are still warm for a drizzly melty look!


  1. Yummy recipe...have to try my hand at some baking soon...

  2. Delightful cinnamon rolls!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. One of my favorite foods of all time.

  4. Woww.. looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for the lovely recipe :)

  5. This is perfect rolls,yummy...

  6. Very delicious looking rolls. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Tempting and yummy looking rolls...

  8. Thanks Vidhya for the warm welcome:) I am happy to be here and enjoying all the lovely mouth watering dishes and the decadent desserts by everyone here. The rolls look store bought,and ofcourse nothing can beat the home made taste,so a professional look all done at home is what I call- A Super Job !!! Keep it up :)

  9. Nothing can be more blissful than biting into a warm cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven in its full glory with its enticing cinnamon aroma! Oh, your pics are making me crave for some :))
    US Masala

  10. These homemade rolls are simply fantastic!

  11. Your cinnamon rolls look amazing. The aroma of freshly baked goodies in the home is simply wonderful.

  12. ooh yum rolls. I can so relate with kids being home and I cannot tell you how happy I was when I started working out of the house.

  13. it's a lovely bake vidhya and ur adorable angels antics reminds me of my daughter !

  14. Lovely cinnamon rolls.. Your daughter would have been delighted to gobble them up :)

  15. heheh soo sweet of your daughter to ask you all the time. Cute :)

    Love your cinnamon rolls. I am sure she loved them :) I love em too :D

  16. Looks so tempting n delicious rolls...I am thinking to bake this n now I got wonderful good Vidhya

  17. Vidhya, you are tempting me too much with these ones! SUPER

  18. Oh now.. This is so mouth watering.. I would love to taste the wonderful rolls.. I personally am a huge addict of cinnamon rolls.. yum:)

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  19. u made cinnamon rolls at home...truly incredible..loved it

  20. So tempting!! Always wanted to try this..

  21. yummy looking rolls... Nice clicks...


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