The cinnamon roll is a roll (a type of sweet bread) created in the 1920s in Sweden and Denmark. Although the cinnamon roll was known since the second half of the 19th century, it was only baked in homes with sufficient economic resources, due to the cost of its ingredients.
After the First World War, and the existing shortage of refined flour, sugar and cinnamon, new types of sweet bread appeared in pastry shops. The cinnamon roll is not to be confused with the Wienerbrød.
Today, it is a typical pastry specialty of the United States and northern Europe. In Sweden it is known as “kanelbulle”. It is a very popular muffin to accompany coffee. Since 1999, Cinnamon Roll Day has been celebrated every October 4.
To learn how to make Cinnamon Rolls, check out this easy recipe!
It consists of a roll of dough opened with cinnamon and a sugar mixture (and raisins in some cases), drizzled on a thin layer of butter. The dough is rolled, cut into individual portions and baked. The cinnamon rolls are glazed with sugar or a cream cheese.
500g of flour
330ml of milk
50g of melted butter
80g of sugar
From 2 egg yolks
0.25 teaspoon salt
120g of melted butter
40g of cinnamon
130g of sugar
- In a bowl, add Milk;
- Add Yeast;
- Add Melted butter;
- Add Sugar;
- In another bowl, add Flour;
- Add Salt;
- Add the mixture from the other bowl;
- Mix well;
- Knead the dough on your floured countertop;
- Set aside and cover the dough until you grow up well (1 hour);
- In another bowl, add Melted butter, sugar and cinnabon;
- Cut the dough in half;
- Round the 2 doughs and let it rest for 30 minutes;
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin;
- Add the Melted butter, sugar and cinnabon mixture;
- Roll up;
- Cut the roll;
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and let it rest for 20 minutes;
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and bake for 25 minutes;
- Your Cinnamon Rolls is ready!