Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Thursday, 11 June 2020 Birmingham, UK





Like pretty much the whole of of the world, when   lock down started, I rolled up my sleeves and  unleashed my inner Mary Berry. I started off with the obvious; Banana Bread. It is a firm favortive In my family (i'm pretty sure people purposefully leave bananas to go mouldy as a hint for me to bake one...) so it was an obvious choice, you can find my recipe for that, here :).
Next came as many types of cakes as you can think of, Lemon, Black Forest, Biscoff (nom!) until on top of everything else going wrong in the world, a flour shortage was thrown in our faces. Cheers 2020!

We will had some plain flour kicking around in the cupboard so I turned my hand to some new recipes, and broadening my baking horizons. I also decided that baking cakes wasn't enough, so I borught some instant yeast to try and make pizzas from scratch(with huge success, step aside dominos).

So I was left with plain flour and 6 packets of yeast. And as much as I love a pizza, aint no one gonna be making and eating 6 pizzas in a week! so I had a think of what I could make using both the flour and yeast, that was relatively easy and also a taste sensation.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls * insert firework display and fanfare trumpets for effect *

You Will Need:


For the Dough

2 3/4 Cups Plain Flour
3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Packet of Instant Yeast
1/2 Cup Water 
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 Egg

For the Filling

1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter at Room Temp
2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

For the Glaze

1 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2-3 Tablespoons milk

Instructions


1. Over a low heat, heat the butter, flour and water together until the butter is melted. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt and yeast, then slowly add the melted butter and egg and knead for 3-4 mins, until the dough is no longer sticky. lift the dough out and lightly grease the bowl (I use a few sprays of fry light) then set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. But remember to turn it off just before placing the buns in.

3. Lightly flour a surface and rolling pin and roll your dough out into a rectangle. Using the back of a spoon, or spatula, anything you can get your hands on really, spread your room temp butter over the dough. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the dough, making sure the whole surface in covered equally. Then start to roll your dough tightly and cut into about 9 little buns. Place them tightly packed into a lined baking tray or dish and cover them with tin foil.

4. Place the tin in the oven (with the oven off!) to prove for 20 minutes. Then keeping the buns in the oven, remove the foil, whack the oven onto 190 degrees and bake for 15-20 until golden brown and yummy.

5. Mix the icing sugar, vanilla and milk together until smooth and once your buns are out of the oven, drizzle straight on top.

6. Demolish.

You can eat these hot or cold, but nothing beats them fresh from the oven!

This all takes roughly 45 minutes in total, so its a really quick treat to rustle up when this rubbish weather starts to get you down. If you have any easy recipes, please do share them, apparently im Betty Crocker these days and can't resist a bake!!

Thank you as always for reading, Happy Baking!!

Love Rosie xx



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