Quick and Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Quick and Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls-Super Soft And Delicious Cinnamon Rolls Slathered With An Amazing Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cream Cheese Frosting. Just As Yummy As The Classic Cinnamon Roll Recipe, But Done In A Quick Way!

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Why I love this Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This Cinnamon rolls recipe helps to make the best cinnamon rolls in a faster one rise method.

The cinnamon rolls made with recipe are

  • Soft,featherlight,airy and fluffy with that gooey filling
  • Comfortingly flavored with cinnamon
  • Slathered with a cream cheese frosting which is not overly sweet
  • Beautiful with those amazing swirls
  • and the bottom of the rolls are wonderfully caramelized with that golden brown color.

Why is this recipe called a “Quick” Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

For making cinnamon rolls, it require a long time for the proofing and preparation.

This is a cinnamon rolls recipe, which does not require double proofing as many other recipes.

In this quick cinnamon rolls recipe we skip the first proofing, which is about two hours.And thus we can save a lot of our time.

We don’t need to knead the dough for a very long time..we just need to knead the dough(3-4 minutes by hand or 1-2 minutes if you are using a stand mixer) until it form a smooth dough.

This Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe is actually adapted from the Quick Dinner Rolls Recipe.

The technique is the same and the difference is in shaping and frosting. Quick Dinner Rolls Recipe is by far, one of the most popular recipes on the blog and for a good reason. So it might be a good idea to hop over to the post and watch the VIDEO

Ingredients needed to make Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

To make the bread dough

  1. All purpose flour/Bread flour: 3 cups (130g x 3=390g)
  2. Milk 3/4 Cup (180 g)If you don’t want to add milk, you can use plain water instead.
  3. Unsalted Butter (softened)1/4 Cup /57g
  4. 1 Egg(at Room Temperature)
  5. Sugar 2 and 1/2 tbsp /32g
  6. Salt 1and 1/4 tsp
  7. Yeast (instant /active dried yeast) 1tsp

For the filling

  1. Soft Brown sugar (packed cup)1/2 cup /90g
  2. Unsalted Butter(softened) 1/4 cup /57g
  3. Cinnamon powder 2 tsp

For the Frosting

  1. Cream cheese 3 ounce /80g/ 2/3 cup
  2. Unsalted butter 3 tbsp/ 43 g
  3. Powdered Sugar 1 cup / 125g
  4. Vanilla powder 1/2 tsp or vanilla extract 1 tsp
  5. A pinch of salt to balance the sweetness
  6. If you want more thinner frosting, you can add 1-2 tbsp milk into it

How to Make Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Making homemade quick cinnamon rolls is so easy.

We can make them in FOUR SIMPLE STEPS

1.Prepare the bread dough

Into a bowl add the milk,softened butter, sugar,salt,yeast and egg and combine everything together.

Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature and the milk should be preferably warm(not hot).

Then add in the flour into this mixture and combine them together to form a shaggy mass of dough.

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

If you are kneading the dough in a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment to knead the dough.

If you are kneading the dough by hands, transfer the dough on to a clean work surface and knead the dough for a few minutes(3-4 minutes)until it form a smooth dough.

The dough may feel sticky in the beginning, thats ok,(that’s the way it should be); you may be tempted to add more flour but don’t do that.The dough will come together in about 4 minutes of kneading.

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Shape it into a ball ; then flatten it a little and then cover it with a bowl or kitchen towel and let the dough rest on the counter for five minutes.This is not for proofing the dough, but this is to let the dough sit for a few minutes so that the gluten stands will relax.

This resting will prevent our dough from enormous rebounding back of the dough while rolling it into a thin rectangular sheet.

2.Shape the rolls

So for the next step of shaping the rolls, first we need to roll the dough into thin sheet (1/ 4th inch thickness).

Pat, stretch and roll out the dough to form 18X15-inch rectangle with long edge nearest you.

Then spread very soft butter all over the surface.

Then sprinkle on the filling mixture as evenly as possible.

Starting with long edge nearest you, roll the dough into a cylinder. 

While rolling, keep in your mind not to roll them tightly as they need some room for them to expand while proofing and while baking.

Quick homemade cinnamon rolls recipe

If they are rolled tightly, the rolls will have pointed center as the center will rise up as it doesn’t have enough space to expand side ways.

Mark gently with a knife/scraper to create 12 equal portions. For the cleanest cut, slice by holding a thread or strand of dental floss underneath the cylinder, and cross ends of the floss over each other and pull. Slice cylinder into 12 portions (about 4-5 cm each).

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Transfer to a baking pan(I have used 11.5X7.5-inch baking pan), that’s been greased with butter or cooking spray.Slight variation in size of baking pan is not an issue.

3.Proof the Cinnamon Rolls

Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and allow the rolls to rise until puffy and the rolls are touching one another; 50 to 60 minutes. 

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

We can also bake them in a larger baking rimmed baking tray (15 x 10 inch).As the tray is big, it will yield wider cinnamon rolls with more browning around edges.The cinnamon rolls will still be soft and fluffy!

As there is a chance that the cinnamon rolls may unwind while rising in the oven during baking; I simply tucked the end of each roll underneath the rolls itself ,when i baked the cinnamon rolls in the large baking tray.

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

4.Bake the Cinnamon Rolls

Then bake them @ 350 F for 19-20 minutes.

Let the cinnamon rolls cool down for 2-3 minutes.Slather on that cream cheese frosting while the rolls are still warm.

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Watch the video to see how quick easy it is to make homemade cinnamon rolls.

How to make the best cream cheese frosting for cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are not the same without that cream cheese frosting on top.

It is so easy to make this cream cheese icing.

Keep the butter and sugar at room temperature as it will help us to combine them easily.

Into a bowl add the Softened butter, cream cheese, vanilla sugar/vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness.

Thoroughly beat until they are light in texture and pale yellow in color.

Then add the powdered sugar little by little beat everything together until you get a silky smooth, light cream cheese frosting.

You can add some milk/heavy cream if you want your cream cheese frosting a little more thin.

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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How to store homemade cinnamon rolls

These homemade cinnamon rolls can be kept at room temperature for upto 3 days.Cover the tray with foil or store them in an airtight container.

Will the cinnamon rolls stay soft and fluffy when kept at room temperature

These cinnamon rolls remain soft the next 2-3 days when kept at room temperature in an airtight container.

I recommend you to rewarm the rolls for a few seconds in the microwave or for 7-10 minutes in a 350 F preheated oven(just before serving) to get that “fresh out of the oven” taste and softness to rolls.

Do this quick cinnamon rolls have to be refrigerated?

If you plan to keep the cinnamon rolls for more than three days, then it is better to store them in an airtight container and keep in refrigerator.If stored in the fridge, the rolls will last a few days longer.

Can I make the cinnamon rolls ahead of time and bake on the day morning

Yes you can make them ahead.

How to refrigerate the dough and bake the cinnamon rolls in the morning

Prepare the dough as in step 1; Cover and place in the fridge to rise overnight (slow cold rise). On the next day, take the dough out, bring it to room temperature(let the dough sit for 20-25 minutes at room temperature) and then roll out the dough, fill, shape, rise and bake the rolls.

Can i shape the rolls and then refrigerate them

Yes,You can shape the rolls and then store it in refrigerator and then bake them the next day morning.

How to refrigerate the uncooked cinnamon rolls day before and bake in the morning.

After shaping the cinnamon rolls,place them on the baking tray or baking pan.

In this way,If you are making them ahead of time, don’t let them rise at room temperature right now like you normally would for the recipe!

Instead,cover the pan with lightly greased plastic film and immediately pop them in the refrigerator.They can stay in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The longer we keep them in fridge,the more are chances that the filling may liquify and seep out of the rolls .Minor leaking happened to me every time i tried this method.But don’t get panic,The rolls will be baked properly.

The next day morning or when you want to bake the rolls , remove the tray from fridge ONE HOUR prior to the time you will start baking them. Let them rest in a warm, draft free location for 40 minutes, then start preheating oven to 350 F.. Once oven is heated, bake rolls for approximately 20 minutes (or until lightly browned).

Can I store the baked cinnamon rolls in refrigerator

Yes you can store the baked cinnamon rolls in fridge for upto 5 days.I have done this several times and i love this method.

Take them out of the fridge, and rewarm the rolls for a few seconds in the microwave or for 7-10 minutes in a 350 F preheated oven(just before serving) to get that “fresh out of the oven” taste and softness to rolls, just before serving.

How to freeze baked cinnamon rolls

Wrap the rolls tightly in plastic freezer wrap or aluminum foil and store in the freezer. If you prefer, place the cinnamon buns inside of a heavy-duty freezer bag and squeeze out the excess air before sealing. The freezer will preserve the cinnamon rolls indefinitely if kept at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. For best quality, however, keep the cinnamon rolls in the freezer for no longer than 2 to 3 months.

This is the most convenient and easiest method of freezing cinnamon rolls. Everything is taken care of already and you just rewarm the rolls in the microwave or the oven as you are ready to eat them.

How to reheat cinnamon rolls

We can reheat the cinnamon rolls using oven which takes more time than reheating the cinnamon rolls microwave oven which is faster.

How to reheat cinnamon rolls in a convection oven

Rewarming the cinnamon rolls in an overtakes more time.But this is the ideal way to reheat your cinnamon rolls and have them all ready for consumption in minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees
  • Place cinnamon rolls on a baking sheet.
  • Place in oven and have them reheat for 7-10 minutes (depending on the size of the rolls and also how cold they are)
  • If you are taking them out of the freezer, you might have to keep them in the oven a bit longer.
  • Take out, allow to cool and then enjoy.

How to reheat cinnamon rolls in a microwave oven

The microwave is another good option to reheat the cinnamon rolls. In under a minute, you can enjoy your sweet treat, all nice and warm.

Note: While the microwave is still a recommended option;We need to keep in our mind that reheating the rolls in microwave oven, can make the rolls soggy, so don’t over do them.

  • Place rolls on a microwave safe plate.
  • Zap the rolls for about 15-20 seconds or until fully warmed up.
  • Make sure you do not microwave them too long as they can get soggy.
  • Take out and enjoy.

What type of yeast can be used for making quick cinnamon rolls? 

You can use both active dried yeast or instant yeast to make this quick homemade cinnamon rolls.

1 teaspoon instant (bread machine) yeast = 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast.

If you are using active dried yeast, add the active dried yeast into the liquid mixture, just as we added instant yeast in the video.Then wait for the yeast to get dissolved into the liquid mixture and to get activated, before adding the flour.The liquid mixture will become slightly foamy in about 10 minutes of adding yeast; then proceed with the recipe by adding flour.

Can I skip adding egg in this cinnamon rolls recipe

Yes ,you can skip egg in this quick cinnamon roll recipe.

How can I substitute egg in this quick homemade cinnamon roll recipe

I have made cinnamon rolls using this same recipe skipping egg.I added the same volume of liquid (milk/water) for 1 egg.You can add 45-50 ml milk/water instead of 1 egg in this cinnamon roll recipe if you are not using egg.The cinnamon rolls turned out soft and delicious, when i tried this way.

Can I freeze the shaped unbaked cinnamon rolls

Yes,you can .I have not tried this method of freezing until i write this blog post.But i tried this method and here are my insights

.After dividing the rolls into 12 equal pieces and placing them on a baking dish; i covered the pan with a plastic film and then took directly to the freezer (before proofing).

When i wanted to bake the cinnamon rolls,took the pan out of the freezer.I let the rolls come to room temperature and then puff up or rise.It took me around 2 hours 15 minutes for the rolls to rise(but I should say ,I was not satisfied by the amount of rise)

There was a considerable amount of leakage from the rolls too 🙁

Then i baked the cinnamon rolls in a 350F preheated oven for 20 minutes.But the rolls were not done.So i baked for another 4 more minutes and they came out well baked.There was pooling of butter and sugar in side the pan when i took it out of the oven.But then i noticed that the butter got absorbed by the cinnamon rolls when it is cooled.

Anyway,the rolls tasted absolutely delicious; though they were not as light and airy as the freshly baked ones.

Freezing the cinnamon rolls and then baking is also a great option.

Freezing the unbaked rolls may result in a poor rise, and the filling is likely to leak out and pool in the bottom of the pan as the sugar melts. Instead, freeze the baked cinnamon rolls after they’re fully cooled, without any icing. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to one month.” -King Arthur Flour

My cinnamon rolls came out drier and denser than expected…Where have i gone wrong

The 3 main reasons that may cause the rolls to come out dry and/or dense, is

  1. Adding too much flour,
  2. Over-baking or
  3. under-proofing the dough.  

So make sure the consistency of the final dough is very soft and smooth, be sure to check the expiry date of your yeast ,bake until the rolls are perfectly baked and make sure the dough got doubled in size during proofing before proceeding.

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls:Printable Recipe

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Quick Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This quick Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe will help you make soft and fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls in less than two hours.This homemade cinnamon rolls recipe is so easy to make, not overly sweet and they tastes delicious with that luscious cream cheese frosting.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Proofing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients
  

For the BREAD

  • 3 cups Flour 390 g
  • 3/4 cup Warm milk 180 g
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted butter(softened) 57 g
  • 1 Egg Room temperature
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Sugar 32 g
  • 1 1/4 Salt
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast or Active dry yeast(1 1/4 tsp)

For the FILLING

  • 1/2 cup Soft Brown Sugar(tightly packed cup) 90 g
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter (softened) 57 g
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon Powder

For CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 2/3 cup Cream Cheese(room temperature) 3 ounce or 80 g
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter(softened) 43 g
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extact 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar 125 g

Instructions
 

PREPARE THE BREAD DOUGH

  • To make the bread dough,we need to add our ingredients(Add the milk,egg,sugar,salt,butter,yeast and flour ) into a bowl and mix everything together until you get a shaggy mass of dough.
    For the proper blending of all the ingredients,we need to keep all our ingredients at room temperature.
    Yeast always love a sweet and warm environment to bloom up.So it will be good if we use slightly warm milk.
  • Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes or until you get a soft and hydrated dough.
    If you fllow the measurements in grams then your dough will be of consistency..but if you are using cup measurements the texture of the dough may differ slightly as cup measurements are not accurate.So we should know the consistency of our dough.It should be soft and well hydrated dough.The final dough will not be sticky but still tacky to the touch.
  • Flatten the surface of dough a bit and Let the dough sit on the counter for 5 minutes.
    Dont forget to cover it with a bowl to make sure the dough will not get dry.
    This is not for proofing the dough.But this will prevent the tendancy of the dough to rebound back while rolling.

DIVIDE AND SHAPE THE DOUGH

  • Roll the dough into a rectangle of approximately 17-18 inches in lenth and 14-15 inches in breadth and 1/4 th of an inch thickness.
    Smear the butter evenly on the sheet of dough.And then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and spread it evenly.
    Roll the dough into a long cylinder if 17-18 inches in lenth.
    Divide the rolls into 12 equal pieces.
    Place the rolls on a well greased baking dish or a baking dish lined witha parchment paper.
    Cover the tray with a plastic film.

PROOF THE ROLLS

  • Let the rolls proof for 60 minutes or until they puff up nicely.

BAKE THE ROLLS

  • Bake the cinnamon rolls at 350F for 18-20 minutes.
    If you find the rolls getting browned on top too quickly,cover the top with an aluminum foil to prevent over browning.
  • After baking you will get Soft and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls which are golden brown on top with that sticky caramelized sugar on the bottom adorned by that beautiful swirls of cinnamon sugar.The cinnamon rolls are feather light and soft and fluffy and they tastes delicious.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • In a bowl add the softened cheese butter,vanila extract and salt.Thoroughly beat until they become light and plale yellow in color.Add the powdered sugar little by little and beat until you get silky smooth cream cheese frosting.
  • Cinnamon rolls are not the same without that cream cheese frosting.
    Apply the cream cheese frosting while the rolls are still warm.This will make the frosting to melt into the cracks of rolls making everybite full of gooey frosted deliciousness.
  • ENJOY!
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This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. Ska

    5 stars
    Absolutely love every recipe of yours that I’ve made. Anxious to try more of them. You exude calmness which helps me to make the recipes without feeling stress or hurried. I like that.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Thank you for those kind words.I am so delighted to hear you tried some of my recipes and you loved it.Thank you so much for giving 5 STAR rating for this Cinnamon rolls recipe.With lots of love, Bincy.

  2. sam

    instead of cream cheese can i use other recipes for the frosting?

    1. Bincy Chris

      Yes,You can use frosting of your choice 🙂

  3. Beena

    5 stars
    This cinnmon rolls recipe is my favorite.They came out so soft and fluffy. Really quick and easy recipe.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Thank you Beena,I am so glad your Cinnamon rolls turned out soft and fluffy.

  4. Partha

    I’ll try this tomorrow – hope this’ll be okay without frosting

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Partha,I am glad you are planning to make this..In my opinion,Cinnamon rolls are not the same without that frosting 🙂 ..Anyway,its all our preference ..All the best for making wonderfull cinnamon rolls.

  5. 5 stars
    I made your quick and easy cinnamon rolls. We love them and I am not good with yeast and these turned out better than I expected. Thanks for sharing your recipes.
    By the I added cinnamon to my dough as well.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Shiela,I am so happy to hear you made this cinnamon rolls and they turned out really well.Great!Adding cinnamon to the dough would have enhanced the flavor of bread..Thanks for sharing the way you made.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me and for rating the recipe.

    2. winfred

      Can one use magerine to substitute butter?

      1. Bincy Chris

        Yes you can.

  6. Sang

    Thank you Bincy, very easy recipies, and your voice is indeed so soothing and calming and friendly, unlike others that are loud to the ears. I will definitely try your recipie.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Thank you for the kind words.Glad you found the recipes easy and that you are planning to make this cinnamon rolls.Hope you enjoy.

  7. Stephanie Eskander

    5 stars
    Hi! I just made these for my birthday today and they are the BEST cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had/made. They’re even better than the store-bought ones. The bread is so extremely fluffy and it literally melts in your mouth! I’m so glad I came across this recipe, you made my 20th birthday special 🙂

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Stephanie,Many Many happy returns of the day ..Little princess.. I am so delighted to hear you made this cinnamon rolls for your Birthday and they turned out really well.Thank you so much for taking your time to write me and to rate this recipe.

  8. Belinda

    5 stars
    Just made cinnamon roll with your recipe. Its soft n fluffy n easy. Offered a piece of the roll to my husband but he only wanted half saying that he’s full from dinner. Guess what, because it is so good, that he took another piece. Really, this recipe of yours is a keeper.
    Thank you again for sharing your recipe.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Belinda,I am so delighted to hear your family enjoyed the wonderful cinnamon rolls.Thank you so much for taking your time to write me and to rate this recipe.

  9. Cynthia

    Great video! Can I use cake flour?

    1. Bincy Chris

      Though cake flour is not the preferred flour to make any bread, we can still use it to make this bread.Please do not skip adding yeast.

  10. Dimple

    5 stars
    Bincy these cinnamon rolls are super easy to make and they taste yum. My kids really enjoyed. In fact of late I have been trying a lot of recipes shared on your blog and they and too good! hope you keep sharing more and more of such recipes which are easy to make and taste divine!!

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Dimple,I am so happy to hear you made these cinnamon rolls and they turned out really well.So delighted to know your kids enjoyed them.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me and for rating this recipe.

  11. Judi

    5 stars
    Heavenly cinnamon buns!! I have made them several times and they are the best. I do have a lot of the filling (brown sugar/cinnamon) in the bottom of the pan when done and was wondering why that is happening?
    Thank you so much for your recipe.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Judy,I am so happy to hear you made this cinnamon rolls several times and they turned out really well.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me and to rate this recipe.Sorry that,I am not able to figure out the reason why it happened ..a little residues is normal..may be because the amount of filling is more than needed.

  12. Ma.Theresa Z.Oliva

    Indeed its soft and fluffy.I offered a piece of the roll to my husband for his snack in the office he just simply told me only one,but I make it two and when He was in the office he called me and ask me why only two.woow!!
    This recipe of yours is worth to keep.Thank you so much.God bless you.

    1. Bincy Chris

      That’s so lovely!I am so happy to hear you made this cinnamon rolls and your husband loved it.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me.

  13. Jamila

    5 stars
    My family loved the cinnamon rolls! I was anxious to try making them since I don’t have good experience making bread, but these came out amazing!! Do you by any chance have a recipe for brioche bread? Thank you so much for the recipe!! I will make it again today!

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Jamila,I am so happy to hear you made this cinnamon rolls and they turned out really well.Sorry that,right now we dont have recipe for brioche bread.Will definitely keep it in my “to do list”.Thank you so much for taking your time to write me and for rating this recipe.

  14. Helga

    5 stars
    Hi, i just love your recipe, i love it that you give the measurements in grams too (i live in Turkey), turned out perfect.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Helga,I am so happy to hear you made these cinnamon rolls and they turned out really well.Glad my recipe helped.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me and for rating this recipe.

  15. Sari Spichtig

    Hi Merry

    My first Cinnamon of your recipe just the best ever.. thank you for sharing

    1. Bincy Chris

      You are most welcome.I am so happy to hear you made these cinnamon rolls and they turned out really well.Thank you so much for taking your time to write back me.

  16. Mia

    Can’t wait to make them. Is powdered sugar same as icing sugar?

    1. Bincy Chris

      Yes it is.

  17. Kristine

    How can I double up this recipe?

    1. Bincy Chris

      Yes Kristine,You can double the recipe, just by doubling all the ingredients including yeast.

  18. Anu Thompson

    5 stars
    Hi Bincy,
    Stumbled upon your recipe when looking for something else. Looked easy and I must say it is. Tried it out today for evening tea.. came out superb in taste but a little sticky on the base/bottom. Also it did not brown the way your did. I kept it for 28minutes. Yes the rolls were soft n yummy.

    I think I placed them quite close by that’s why they didn’t fluff up much. But we enjoyed them.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Anu,So happy to hear you made this cinnamon rolls and they turned out soft and delicious.Sorry that I am not able to figure out why they didn’t get browned on top..Thank you for sharing your feedback and rating this recipe.

  19. Ruti

    Hi Bincy,
    I came across your cinnamon rolls video, thanks so much. You listed in the recipe 1 teaspoon of instant yeast. How many grams do you mean?
    Thanks, Ruti

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Ruti,I am so sorry that some how I missed your comment and so I could not reply you on time.1 tsp Instant yeast is 3.1 g by weight.

  20. Lalaine

    Hi Bincy,
    Hope all is well. I saw this video on making cinnamon rolls and cinnamon roll muffin and almost all the ingredients are the same except that you used water for the cinnamon roll muffin instead of milk. Would appreciate your advise if it is better to use water or milk? what is the difference between the two? Will the dough be softer when using milk or vice versa? Thank you.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Yes you are right.The recipes are very similar.Honestly,I could not figure out any serious difference between two(with and without milk)..I also have a preconceived notion that adding milk will give a more softer bread ..but in reality I could not see a good difference.So if you want to lighten the recipe, you can skip milk and egg and if you want to make it heavy (in sense of calorie or if you plan this for kids who need more protein) you can add milk and egg.While adding milk and egg in sandwich loaves,I have noticed the crumb part becoming more crumbly.Hope this helps.

  21. Marilyn

    5 stars
    My friend and I made the cinnamon rolls. She bakes a lot and is self taught and insisted on putting in 2 tsp of instant yeast instead of 1 1/4. The rolls tasted great but were not as soft. Could that have been the added yeast, we kneaded longer to get to the desired dough elasticity. Should we have added a little more milk? We are going to make the cinnamon rolls again though. They are so good and are going to make the soft dinner rolls next week.

    1. Bincy Chris

      Hi Marilyn,To make soft rolls, we need to knead the dough until the dough become soft and elastic ;for this we need a well hydrated dough.And even if our dough is well made if the proofing is not proper, they will not rise well and so there will not be enough air and so they will not turn soft,fluffy and airy.So proper proofing means, our shaped dough should get doubled in size during this time.If your place is cold, this will take a little longer, about 10-15 minutes than mentioned in the recipe.So when using 1 and 1/4 tsp of yeast,if your dough dont proof well, wait for longer until it gets puffy and airy Or you can increase the amount of yeast to 2 tsp and depending on the room temperature proof for until it gets doubled in size.Hope this helps.If anything is unclear please ask.And All the best for making amazing rolls.

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