Dec 7, 2010

Semi-Homemade Cinnamon Roll

As much as I enjoy cooking, baking is just not my forte. The other day, a sudden craving for cinnamon roll brought out the pastry chef in me. Well, I cheated, I used store bought ready-to-bake croissant roll.
Unroll dough into rectangles and sprinkle liberal amount of brown sugar and cinnamon on top. Add slices of cold butter and roll into long rolls. I didn't make these very sweet for health reason. I don't like store-bought cinnamon rolls because this gal usually overdose on sugar after one cinnamon roll.
Cut each roll into 3 sections, about one inch tall. Arrange all the pieces together so it will form a larger pastry which can be pull apart into little sections.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 13-15 minutes. The whole house smelled of butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. It was mouth watering just from the scent. Through my cheating method, I was able to enjoy home-baked pastry and control amount of sugar in these rolls. This is a perfect brunch pastry or just with a cup of tea on a cold afternoon.

18 comments:

  1. Funny... I just pondered if I should make some to enchant my French in-laws for Xmas...

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  2. Yum!! I'm with you! I'm a ready-bake kind of gal :)

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  3. Excellent idea! I will try this out!!!

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  4. They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing this. I have this craving for cinnamon rolls for days now, at last I can have one baked at home without so much fuss. :)

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  5. These look so yummy!! I love cinammon rolls. My favorite breakfast pastry. :)

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  6. what a yummy idea! i must try these. :)

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  7. Great idea! I honestly hadn't thought to do that.

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  8. I totally want to try this...YUM!

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  9. What a cute idea! Definitely saving this for a weekend morning.

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  10. Looks just lovely!

    juliet xxx

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