Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls with Dried Fruits/ Gelatinized Method

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I baked this cinnamon rolls quite sometimes a go. This time I used gelatinization method. This method able produces softer and spongy bread which keeps longer. In order to enhance the flavour of the rolls, I added some dried fruits.

Adapted and modified from ReeseKitchen, Japanese cream bun
~Gelatinized Dough(烫种面团):
120g bread flour
85ml boiling water

~Bread Dough:
380g bread flour
1 tbsp milk powder
70g sugar
½ tsp salt
8g yeast

1 egg
120ml water
100ml whipping cream

20g margarine/ butter

Some egg white for spreading
1 tsp cinnamon powder
20g castor sugar

150g raisin and dried cranberries
1-2 tbsp flavour liquer (can replace with fruit juice)
*soak dried fruits 30 minutes before use.

~Gelatinized Dough
Add boiling water into the bread flour, mix until forms dough. Leave to cool. Cover and keep in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Thaw at room temperature about 10-15 minutes before use.

1. Put all ingredients (A) inside a bowl. Follow by water, egg and cream. Using a pair of chopstick, stir till all flour coated with the liquid.
2. Tear the gelatinized dough into pieces and add into the dough.
3. Start kneading to form dough. Add in margarine and continue knead until the dough become smooth and elastic.
4. Once the dough is ready, form into a ball, cover and let it prove for 45 minutes or till doubles its size.
5. Transfer to working surface and divide into 2 portions. Shape into balls and rest for 10 minutes.
6. Roll ball into rectangle shape. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and sugar evenly on top. Spread the soaked fruits on the dough. Gently roll into swiss roll shape. Divide into rolls and place on greased pan. Leave to proof for 45 minutes. Repeat the same process for the other portion.
7. Brush with egg wash. Bake at 180C for 10-12 minutes. Serve.


  1. the bread look so soft and fluffy!! great job! (: (:

  2. The bread looks wonderfully soft! Kristy from My Little Space also just made bread with this method and it turned out great as well, I'm totally tempted to try this method now :D)!!

  3. Hi Vivian,
    Your bread looks very soft, how can I replace the whipping cream, cos I seldom use whipping cream.TQ.

  4. The Sweetylicious,
    Thank you. I like your soft and fluffy buns too.

    Cooking Gallery,
    Do try and you will like the soft texture of the bread. Do share with us once you bake it. :)

    I think you can just replace the whipping cream with milk. I did bake quite numbers of bread with gelatinization method with only milk. The results are as great as this one. Do adjust the amount of liquid as the consistency of cream and milk are different.

  5. These rolls are very beautifully shaped. They look so soft and delicious too. Great to know the composition of this recipe.


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