Cinnamon Roll



Sigh its already half past 6 and hb is still not back yet!! he better be home before its time for me to break my fast.. grrrr ok ok take a deep breath... ur fasting Rima... ur not supposed to get angry... gulp how to when ur tummy is making all sort of noise hahahahah

Today i decided to bake cinnamon rolls... didnt get to take pic of "how to" roll my dough cos Sonia was in the kitchen and i didnt want her to play with my dough.. anyhow if u wanna see how its done go to dari dapur sempadan blogspot ok.. tks Mat for the wonderful recipe!

Ingredients
400 g bread flour(high-protein flour)
100 g cake flour
100 g caster sugar
5 g salt
20 g milk powder
1/4 tsp bread improver
1 egg (mix lightly)
11 g instant yeast
40 g shortening
250 ml air

Fillings
3 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup raisins

Method
Put the flour, the sugar, milk powder, bread improver and yeast in a bowl, whisk to combine, add salt and whisk again. Pour water into bowl.  

Use large spoon (or pastry scraper) to mix everything together, and knead briefly to bring all the ingredients together.
Take the dough out of the bowl and knead, you will see the dough will be elastic after about 2 minutes.

Add shortening and knead by using the heel of your hands to compress and push the dough away from you, then fold it back over itself (see the picture here). Give the dough a little turn and repeat. Put the weight of your body into the motion and get into a rhythm. Keep folding over and compressing the dough.

Knead for 10-15 minutes (up to your strength and up to the recipe) or until the dough is soft, pliable, smooth and slightly shiny, almost satiny.

Put the dough into a light buttered bowl. Let the dough rise in a warm place until
double in size about 1 hour.



If ur using breadmaker.. add ingredients according to ur manufacturer recommendation... select dough function and press on. Once beep.. gv a light punch to push out air. 

Brush 8 ramekins well with butter.
Roll the dough into 20x30 cm square.
Spread fillings on the dough, then roll into the cylinder.

Cut into 8 pieces and place into the prepared ramekins.
Let the dough rise until almost double in size.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

When the dough is ready, brush with egg wash, then put the dough into the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden.
Let the bread cool on the wire rack.
I skipped the egg wash and used melted butter to brush my bread after its baked instead.

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