Cinnamon Rolls!

Autumn = cinnamon.

I mean, let’s face it, the smell of cinnamon is just reminiscent of crisp cold mornings waking up with mugs of cinnamon coffee, or grey miserable English days sitting in a coffee shop with a vat of hot chocolate topped with a mountain of cream and dusted with cinnamon and nutmeg. Or is that just me?

I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year over the weekend and it has just put me in autumn-hyperdrive; I am furiously craving anything warm and spicy which puts me in the mood for winter. I have been meaning to make cinnamon rolls for probably about two years now, and seeing as I had nothing better to do last night I gave it a go!

homemade cinnamon rolls

cinnamon roll with maple glaze

homemade cinnamon roll

Now there are many, many recipes on the internet for cinnamon rolls. Some use yeast, some don’t use yeast, some use buttermilk, others use eggs to enrich the dough. I found this very basic recipe from Food Network UK, which appealed to me because it didn’t have a list of ingredients as long as your arm.

There were a few amendments which I made – firstly, I didn’t use all the butter it stated for the filling, and it was practically swimming in pools of butter when I pulled it out of the oven. It would have definitely overflowed if I had used it all. Same thing goes for the cinnamon and sugar filling, but now I have leftovers for my cinnamon coffee!

Also, before rolling and baking, I did a little ‘massage’ on the butter and sugar to meld it all together, a little trick I learned from Man v Food, where he visited a diner which made the largest cinnamon rolls known to man. This makes it a lot easier to roll up ready to cut.

Lastly, this recipe doesn’t mention any salt whatsoever. I used unsalted butter for the filling and there was something not quite ‘right’ about them – they were almost too sweet! If you don’t use salted butter for the inside (which you probably should) then add some salt to the dough.

All in all, I will most definitely be making these again. Now that I have begun hibernating for winter I think this will be my staple diet food.

Have you done any baking recently?

Follow on Bloglovin

14 comments on “Cinnamon Rolls!

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cinnamon rolls! Yours look super tasty!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cinnamon rolls! Yours look super tasty!

  3. Yum, these look amazing! xox

  4. Yum, these look amazing! xox

  5. littleappletreeblog

    These look lush! I haven’t made cinnamon buns for years, they always used to be a Christmas treat, but way too labour-intensive for Christmas Eve!!

  6. littleappletreeblog

    These look lush! I haven’t made cinnamon buns for years, they always used to be a Christmas treat, but way too labour-intensive for Christmas Eve!!

  7. Pingback: November Birchbox Review | Lily Doughball

  8. Pingback: November Birchbox Review | Lily Doughball

Leave a Reply