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Apple and Cinnamon Rolls - FFTO October Challenge

Monday 31 October 2011
This months Fresh From The Oven was hosted by Claire from Things We Make and she challenged us to make Cinnamon Rolls.  Being slightly non-conformist, and having some apples that needed using up, I decided to make Apple and Cinnamon Rolls.

Here's Claire's recipe:

400g Strong White Bread Flour

2 Sachets of instant yeast (14/15g)

200g Plain Flour

2 Egg Yolks

250ml Lukewarm Milk

50g Melted Butter

1Tbsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Salt


150g Very Soft Butter

50g Brown Sugar - muscovado or demerara

1Tsp Cinnamon

A Handful of Sultanas (optional)

Icing (optional*)

2 Cups of Icing Sugar

1 Tblsp Melted Butter

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Water to Mix

In a jug mix the yeast, warm milk and tablespoon of sugar.

Leave to froth for 10 minutes if you have time then add the melted butter and egg yolks.

Mix this into the flours, with the salt.

Knead for 5-10 minutes on a floured surface or in your food mixer with a dough hook for 5 minutes.

Put in a large bowl with a plate on top and leave in a warm place until doubled in size (1-2 hours)

Knock down and flatten out until it's about the size of a large baking tray.

Slather with the very soft 100g ofbutter.

Sprinkle with the mix of brown sugar and cinnamon, and the sultanas.

Roll up so you have a long swiss roll type thing.

Slice into 2" slices and place in a deep cake tin

I used a 26cm Kaiser tin, with a bit of butter rubbed into it.

Allow to rise for another 1/2 hour. Tuck in any sultanas so they don't burn.

Bake at 200c for 10 minutes

Cover loosely with foil and bake for another 15 minutes or so.

At this point I brush it with a little melted butter and put it back in if not quite cooked through but it's probably not necessary. I am a born fiddler.

Tip out straight away - using a plate to tip it onto then back onto a 2nd plate.

Top with the warm buttery icing and leave to cool....as long as you can bear it.

They are still good on day two (and even better when warmed for 20 seconds in the microwave)

* Claire said "Most recently I made this with just a drizzle of plain icing (made with water) on top, which is good and quick but doesn't keep the bread so gooey and soft."

Here's my Apple and Cinnamon Rolls

I followed Claire's recipe, apart from adding some apple chunks, and used a drizzle of plain icing as I knew they would be devoured really swiftly since it was Half Term.  The were indeed devoured swiftly by my daughters, and my huband - yes the neighbours got some too! LOL


  1. These sound great! I love apple and cinnamon together!

  2. Oh perfect addition. The look very smart; a bit like Danishes.

  3. Love the inclusion of apple in these buns.

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