Monday, April 20, 2020

Cinnamon Rolls

 Hello friends!  I've baked us some homemade cinnamon rolls to share with you.  i love baking, and baking while quarantined is especially rewarding, because I like to keep busy.  I've been wanting to try this recipe from King Arthur Flour and had even ordered their special dry milk and potato flour, and had planned to make them for my book study group of ladies at my church, but now we are having it through Zoom.  My teacups were in a set of five that my youngest son and DIL gave me several years ago.  The one on the right is English Chintz and the one on the left is Spring Meadow, both by Royal Albert.  My friends, Pat and Bobby brought me the beautiful bouquet of flowers as a gift for making masks for them.  Wasn't that so nice? 

I broke shelter in place on the night before Easter, as my one son and I were invited to go to my youngest son, and Dil's, and to be  with Harper and Hayden.  They have been working from home and the little ones haven't been anywhere.  It was so fun to be with them! 

 These yummy cinnamon rolls are light as a feather!  I shared this batch with my neighbors, and then made a second batch to share with family. 

Yield: 12 cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I would encourage you to bake some cinnamon rolls to make your home smell wonderful and to share with others.


  • 3 cups   Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk
  • 1/4 cup potato flour or 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 3 tablespoons  sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt (I used 3/4 teaspoon because I used salted butter)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature (I used salted butter)
  • 7/8 to 1 1/8 cups  lukewarm water* (I needed all the water)
  • *Use the lesser amount in summer (or in a humid environment), the greater amount in winter (or in a dry climate), and somewhere in between the rest of the year, or if your house is climate controlled.
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons milk, to brush on dough
  • Glaze
  • 1 1/4 cups (confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons (57g to 71g) heavy cream or 2 to 3 tablespoons (28g to 43g) milk, enough to make a soft, spreadable icing


How to cook Cinnamon Rolls

  1. To make the dough: Combine the flour, dry milk, potato flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and lesser amount of water then mix and knead everything together—by hand, mixer or bread machine set on the dough cycle—to form a smooth, elastic dough, adding more water if necessary. If you're kneading in a stand mixer, it should take 7 to 10 minutes at second speed, and the dough should barely clean the sides of the bowl, perhaps sticking a bit at the bottom. In a bread machine (or by hand), it should form a smooth ball.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise, at room temperature, until it's nearly doubled in bulk, about 1 to 2 hours. Rising may take longer, especially if you've kneaded by hand or if your kitchen is cool. Give it enough time to become quite puffy.
  3. While the dough is rising, lightly grease a 9 x 13" pan, or 2 - 8" round pans. 
  4. Transfer the risen dough to a lightly greased work surface, and pat or roll it into a 16"x12" rectangle. It's a nice, soft dough, and pats out easily.
  5. combine the sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
  6. To assemble the rolls: Brush the dough lightly with milk. Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough, covering the entire surface
  7. Roll the dough into a log the long way; it'll stretch to about 20" long as you roll. Using a bench knife or a serrated knife, cut the log into 12 slices.
  8. Space 12 rolls into the prepared pan(s).  Cover the pan(s) and let the rolls rise until they're noticeably puffy, about 1 to 2 hours; they should spread out and start to crowd one another.
  9. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Bake the rolls until they're brown around the edges and beginning to turn golden brown across the center, about 20 minutes.
  11. Remove the rolls from the oven and place the pans on a rack. Wait 5 minutes, then transfer the rolls from the pans to a rack.
  12. To make the glaze: When you're ready to serve the rolls, combine the sugar, vanilla, and enough cream or milk to make a spreadable glaze.
  13. Spread the glaze on top of the warm rolls and serve immediately.
  14. Alternatively, cool the unglazed rolls and wrap them to enjoy later.  Reheat the rolls in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes before frosting. 
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Kitty, it's afternoon tea time down here at the bottom of the world and my, one of those cinnamon rolls would be mighty good. Believe it or not my husband has just put the kettle on......he really has. I would love to make myself comfy on that lovely leather sofa of yours and have you pour me some tea in that pretty tea cup.....and of course munch on one of those yummy rolls.

  2. Your cinnamon rolls look so delicious Kitty...I wish I had one this morning! Such a pretty bouquet of flowers and pretty teacups to sip from. I know it must have been nice to break shelter and visit with your sweet grandgirls. I keep hoping most of us have built up herd immunity and the world will return to normal sooner rather than later. Stay safe and keep baking. ♥

  3. I'm with Mary Kitty, wish I had a cinnamon roll now too! They turned out great and I'm sure everyone enjoyed them! Take care:@)

  4. Oh, I just love cinnamon buns...straight from the oven is best! {{smiles}} Loved that you shared with your neighbours! ♥
    Your teacups are so beautiful, and so is the bouquet of flowers!
    Happy Monday, Kitty...may your week be blessed.
    ~ Kelly-Anne

  5. Your cinnamon rolls look wonderful,I almost can smell their perfume! Yesterday I did a bananas and cinnamon cake to perfume my home too.Your recipe sounds delicious!I love your gorgeous teacups and sweet flowers!Have a lovely week,dear Kitty!

  6. Kitty, I was doing a lot of baking too but the scales aren't lying and my hubby is going to have to cut back on his sugar. So, no cinnamon rolls for him although those are his favourite. I wish I could bake some! Your teacups are so pretty! I am finding the time long these days. I have been housebound since March 8th and now that the weather is a little more spring-like, and I am finally over that flu I had, I am wanting to get out. It's still too cold to sit out on the deck so I am trying to get some spring cleaning done. I miss my HK who helps me out but right now, it's best for everyone to stay home. I'm glad you got to see some of your family. I am really missing mine these days. Hope your new week is just wonderful. Hugs...Sandi

  7. Oh my goodness Kitty! I do want one of those yummy rolls. My oldest daughter just made a batch of cinnamon rolls for her family yesterday morning. She said her kids couldn't hardly ZOOM Sunday school for wanting more rolls. LOL! I love baking and well, cooking and have done lots of it lately. Need to slow it down I guess. I will be cooked and baked everything in the house. LOL! I hope you have a lovely week and so glad you got to sneak out for a bit.....What a blessing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Hi Kitty!

    Oh my goodness, these cinnamon rolls look sooo good!!! I don't want to think about how much weight I've put on during this shelter in place situation. All I want to do is cook and eat. My husband loves cinnamon rolls and I know he would gobble these up. :D

    Those teacups and saucers are exquisite! They are some of the prettiest I've ever seen; what a wonderful gift from your children. Speaking of children, I'm glad you were able to spend a little time with yours and the grands this weekend. It's hard to stay isolated for so long, isn't it?

    I hope you're well, and thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe with us. Have a good day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  9. Kitty, you have been reading my mind. I am eager to bake cinnamon rolls again. I finally found yeast online. There is none for sale in the stores and it is difficult to find online. I did buy some from an Amazon seller for about twice what it should have cost but I am happy that it is on its way. Your cinnamon rolls look delicious! xoxo

  10. The cinnamon rolls look soooo good! I can practically smell them from here.

    Have you had any issues getting flour? I saw on social media that many grocery stores were sold out of flour.

  11. Oh those I know are so delicious Kitty. One of my favorite treats and all I want is coffee to go with my roll. Your tea cups and saucers are lovely and the flowers are such a sweet thank you for you. I am happy you were able to spend time with your family for Easter. I would be doing the same thing if we didn't live hours away. Hope you have a wonderful week.......

  12. YUM! How isn't that just the perfect way to enjoy teatime????

    What a delicious and beautiful post, dear one. Sure wish I was using that other teacup with you. Lovely china, so springy and perfect.

  13. How wonderful to make a break for it! Did you take the cinnamon rolls along?

  14. Those rolls look good! My mother's labor intensive cinnamon rolls call for a potato in the ingredients. Of three generations now, only my daughter has had the wherewithal to attempt her recipe with success.
    So happy for you to be able to be with your family. I know you were smart in your decision. And it was such a nice gesture for your friends to deliver flowers as thanks for the masks. Happy baking, Kitty!

  15. I wish I lived close to you so I could taste your cinnamon rolls. The potato flour is intriguing.
    I love your Royal Albert tea cups.
    How wonderful to be able to see your kids.
    Pinning your pretty tea table.


  16. Baking is all the rage right now and your cinnamon rolls look so good. I bet your neighbors loved the rolls and the flowers look so pretty. Thanks for the recipe.
    Enjoy the week. :)

  17. Cinnamon Rolls are Joe's favorite! I might make him some, these look delicious! Enjoy the week. xo

  18. I'm thankful you were able to get out a little bit and be with your family, Kitty. What a blessing! And, your cinnamon rolls look so yummy! God bless you and keep you safe and healthy continually, in Jesus' name.

  19. These look amazing Kitty. I have been thinking about cinnamon rolls and here they are. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am glad to go to spend time with the family. Your vignette is lovely. Happy week.

  20. I am literally drooling Kitty, I've never had homemade cinnamon rolls, wow your lucky friends and neighbors! Baking is relaxing, and I'm so glad you got to spend Easter with part of your sweet family :)

  21. Your cinnamon buns looks so delicious, Kitty! I love the sound of the evaporated milk and potato flour. It must make them extra special! How wonderful that you got to be with your family too!

  22. You certainly have me desiring to make these lovely cinnamon rolls Kitty! They look sooo delicious! I've never cooked with potato flour, but I have made homemade bread with powdered milk. I want to give this recipe a try... yum yum!!!Glad you got to enjoy being with your family recently. Many blessings!

  23. Very tasty looking cinnamon buns, and I like the colourful flowers too.

    All the best Jan

  24. Oh my goodness Kitty, these are the real thing! Your Cinnamon Rolls look amazing and we would love them. Hope you are staying healthy and escape the storm we are looking for tonight! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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