if there’s anything thing good about the annoyingly hot & humid weather in singapore, its that the weather is perfect for making bread. i’m not exactly a fan of sweet buns and sandwich loaves (i’m really more of a ciabatta/baguette person) but when they’re made with my favorite cinnamon sugar its a different story entirely. so while browsing foodgawker the other day, i came across this recipe and immediately set out to make it. looking at the title makes me wonder about the difference between gourmet and non-gourmet cinnamon rolls, and since its said to be a replica of cinnabon’s, the famous bakery chain specializing in cinnamon rolls, i just didn’t wanna miss it.

Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls

despite the lengthy recipe, its actually really simple to make – just dump everything together and mix. using my kitchenaid also made the kneading task so much simpler. tastewise, it was SO GOOD i actually made a second batch on the next day. the recipe uses a lemony cream cheese frosting for the topping but i don’t fancy frosting something thats already so sweet, so i skipped it. however, i believe it should be quite good with the frosting. the only complaint i hv is that there’s just too much cinnamon for the filling, a good whole 5 tablespoons of it! being slightly overwhelmed with the cinnamon, it also made the filling grainy and sandy. if i make this again (which i’m very sure i will again soon), i might just cut down the proportion of cinnamon by half.

Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls

also, i’m now buying ground cinnamon from the indian spice stall coz its really so much cheaper compared to the masterfoods or mccormick ones i used to buy from the supermarket. a 100g pack just cost me $1! i bought ten packs at a go coz i forsee i’ll be making these really often from now on 🙂 the following instructions is for making the rolls using standmixer. for the bread machine’s method, pls follow author’s instructions on her blog.

recipe source : grace’s la mia vita dolce


Loves french pastries, japanese sweets and the finer things in life.

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