Everyone in our house just loves Cinnamon Scrolls. We were always buying them from the Donut Store until they got too expensive. Now we can have them when we want at a fraction of the cost.
Food Processor Cinnamon Scrolls
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 2 cups wholemeal plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 2 TBSP butter softened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 TBSP milk
- Add flours, salt, and sugar to the food processor and process for a few seconds. Warm 1/4 cup of the milk to lukewarm and add the yeast. Set aside until it foams – about 5 minutes. Beat eggs and butter into remaining 3/4 cup of milk. Add both milk mixtures to the processor and process for 3 minutes or until the dough forms into a ball. Turn into an oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Sit in a warm place until doubled in size. This takes about an hour. Once risen, turn onto a lightly floured surface and allow to rest while preparing the filling.
- Mix the cinnamon and brown sugar together. Roll the dough out in the shape of a rectangle about 40 x 55cm. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.
- Roll up in swiss roll style. Cut of uneven ends (if you want to). Cut into even pieces with a serrated knife. Place on lined baking tray. Have the rolls just touching. Cover with a damp tea towel and let rise to double the size, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 205C and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
- While baking make the glaze. Mix the icing sugar, butter, vanilla essence and milk in a bowl. When the rolls are cooked, remove from oven and brush with glaze.
The first time I made this, I placed all the rolls onto a baking tray and cooked them. The next time (and every time since), I roll them up and place one roll in each hole in a muffin tray. I like to make them a little smaller and use the mini muffin tray as well. I find you end up making more, and the boys are able to enjoy small cinnamon rolls inside of giant sized ones.