Happy Wednesday - I don’t know about you guys but I think that Wednesdays call for cinnamon rolls, especially this Wednesday. It’s the first week of September and a short week which for some reason, always drags on and on.
So, thinking about Fall I always think about what food is cosy and gives you those warm feelings, and nothing does that more than cinnamon buns. Now, while we all love to eat them, we may not always love to make them. That’s why those handy little tubes are so popular right? While I have no problem with a pre-made cinnamon roll, sometimes you want to make your own, but you don’t want to wait hours for them. That’s where this recipe comes in.
This is one that I have been making for years and years and was originally from the Company Coming cookbooks - with a few of my twists.
They don’t require waiting hours for your dough to rise and use ingredients that you have on hand in your pantry. So next time you have a craving for some comfort food whip up a batch of these cinnamon rolls - you may never go back to the blue tube again!
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 40 minutes
2 cups flour + more for kneading
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a cheese greater grate in the cold butter then toss until butter is coated in the flour. Pour in the milk and stir until combined.
On a floured surface turn our your dough then knead until the dough comes together - adding additional flour as needed. Roll out into a 12 x8 inch rectangle then sprinkle with 3/4 of the filing mixture. Roll up your cinnamon rolls so that you then have a 12 inch roll then slice into 1 inch pieces.
In the bottom a muffin tin evenly divide remaining filling. Place your sliced cinnamon rolls on top of the filling then bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately turn onto a cooling rack. Serve immediately or allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
In a medium bowl combine together then set aside.