Friday, January 8, 2010

Cinnamon Roll

My Favorite Pastry

A cinnamon roll (also cinnamon bun and cinnamon swirl) consists of a rolled sheet of yeast dough onto which a cinnamon and sugar mixture (and raisins or chopped grapes in some cases) is sprinkled over a thin coat of butter. The dough is then rolled, cut into individual portions, and baked. Cinnamon rolls are frequently topped with icing (often confectioner's sugar based) or glazed of some sort.


  • 2 C whole milk
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4.5 C flour
  • 1/2 heaping t baking powder
  • 1/2 scant t baking soda
  • 1/2 T salt


  • 1 C melted butter, plus more as needed
  • 1/8 C ground cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 1 C sugar, plus more as needed

Maple Icing:

  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • 1/8 C strongly brewed coffee
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 T maple flavoring or maple extract

One of my baking dreams is to make my own. But I'll just eat in the meantime.

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