Guide To Prepare Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Nz Quick

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Forget everything you thought you knew about cinnamon rolls. This recipe takes inspiration from the classic pastry and infuses it with a touch of New Zealand magic. These rolls are soft, fluffy, bursting with warm cinnamon flavor, and topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting. Be warned, they’re highly addictive! This guide provides everything you need to know, from gathering the ingredients to devouring the final product.


Cinnamon rolls
Cinnamon rolls

For the Dough:

  • 4 cups (480g) strong bread flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (7g) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp (5ml) salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) lukewarm milk
  • 60g unsalted butter, softened

  • For the Cinnamon Filling:

  • 1/2 cup (100g) softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)

  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 125g cream cheese, softened
  • 60g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (250g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milk (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Prepare the Dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
    2. Activate the Yeast: In a separate jug, warm the milk until lukewarm (around 40°C). Stir in the softened butter until melted.
    3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until a shaggy dough forms.
    4. Knead the Dough: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. If the dough feels sticky, add a little extra flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it becomes manageable.
    5. First Rise: Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm spot for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.

    Shaping and Baking the Rolls:

    1. Prepare the Filling: In a small bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg (if using) until well combined.
    2. Roll Out the Dough: Once the dough has risen, punch down the air and roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle (about 30cm x 50cm).
    3. Spread the Filling: Spread the cinnamon filling evenly over the dough, leaving a 1cm border around the edges.
    4. Roll Up the Dough: Starting from a long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log. Pinch the seam closed to seal.
    5. Cut and Place the Rolls: Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12 even slices. Arrange the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between them for expansion during baking.
    6. Second Rise: Cover the rolls loosely with plastic wrap and let them rise for another 30 minutes in a warm spot.

    Baking and Frosting:

    1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F).
    2. Bake the Rolls: Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
    3. Prepare the Frosting: While the rolls are baking, whip together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the sifted icing sugar and vanilla extract, beating until light and fluffy. If the frosting is too thick, add a tablespoon of milk at a time until it reaches a spreading consistency.
    4. Frost the Rolls: Allow the rolls to cool slightly before frosting. Spread the cream cheese frosting generously over the warm rolls.


    These New Zealand-inspired cinnamon rolls are a delightful twist on a classic dessert. From the soft, pillowy dough to the warm, gooey cinnamon filling and the creamy, decadent frosting, they’re a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. So, grab your ingredients, follow these easy steps, and get ready to experience cinnamon roll perfection!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use active dry yeast instead of instant yeast?