Sunday, March 13, 2011

Apple & Cinnamon rolls

My baking story begins in a super market- I spot a big sale on apples and buy them without thinking. The burden of impulsive purchase lies heavily on my heart and I try to eat my apples everyday. So, here I am, eating apples in the morning, noon and night- Now, I am sick and tired of eating them. After a week of indulging in apples, I don't even want to look at them. Luckily, there are only three apples left and I don't feel like eating them anymore. They are sitting on my table in a bowl and glaring at me...Finally, I am thinking of using them in a pie? cake? - Guess what happened to my apples??

Viola, Apple Cinnamon rolls-

Ingredients- (for the base)

2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisin
1/2 cup milk (warm)
1/4 cup warm honey
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
2 1/2 tsp yeast

Ingredients- (for the filling)

1 cup chopped apples (chopped to tiny bits)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds- can use walnuts/pecan nuts)
1/2 tsp cardamom 

Preparation- dough

In a bowl, dissolve yeast in milk, honey and melted butter. Set it aside for five minutes. In another bowl, mix salt and raisins with flour. Pour in the yeast liquid with egg. Slowly, start kneading the flour- Dump the contents on a lightly floured surface and patiently work on the flour for 10 to 15 minutes. Once kneaded, the flour should be smooth and silky. Place it in a greased bowl and cover it with a damp tea towel. Allow the dough to raise for an hour.

Preparation- filling

In a bowl, mix apples with cinnamon, cardamom, butter, sugar and nuts. Blend well and keep it aside.

Final preparation- 

Once the dough has doubled in size, punch out the air and knead it gently on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, start rolling out the dough into a flat square. Brush melted butter on the dough. Dump the apple filling in middle and spread it gently on the dough (all around the flat square). Start rolling the dough along the long edge till it is completely rolled up into a big log. You have to do it gently and ensure that the apple filling does not fall out. Slice the dough into equal sized pieces and place it on a baking tray. Cover it with a damp cloth and allow it to raise for 15-20 minutes. Give it a quick egg wash (egg beaten with milk or water). Bake them in a preheated oven @ 175 degree celsius till golden brown. Enjoy!


  1. Wow, they look amazing.Nice click too.

  2. Absolutely delicious and yummy yummy !!!

  3. What a great use of those apples! These look gorgeous!

  4. superb suchu- very creatively used- kudos !

  5. Thats a wonderful rolls, truly fabulous and irresistible..

  6. Apple n cinnamon is such a classic combo n your rolls look divine to me..warm n delicious!

    US Masala

  7. Sounds like the perfect way to use up leftover apples! I tend to prefer apples cooked anyway, I don't usually love them raw, but sometimes I will force myself to eat them to be "healthy" but really, who am I kidding... I wanna see those apples covered in cinnamon and sugar and BAKED with dough, haha :)

  8. That filling which you have used is perfect, I can never resist this. Looks absolutely delicious.

  9. Looks like we are thinking alike - i just made cinnamon rolls (the swedish kind!). :) Great way to use up leftover apples, especially if you have overdone it and cant eat anymore! The texture of cooked apples is great, love the softness.

  10. Oh looks beautiful and yummy!

  11. Your apple rolls look so tasty, and I love cinnamon.

  12. i can see you're a big bunny!! :P

    lovely flavourful post!



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