Tuesday, October 9, 2012

31 for 21: Suriyah's Cinnamon Rolls

As I type, my sister Suriyah is making cookies. I'll post about those within the next few days, Lord willing. 

This is her cinnamon roll recipe . . . and a very good one!

Suriyah's Cinnamon Rolls (Gluten-free)

Dough Ingredients:
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup fat (butter or shortening or lard, melted)
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour (I use rice flour)


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
In large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted fat, salt and egg.

Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth.
Add yeast mixture and stir.
Mix in remaining 1 1/2-2 cups flour until dough is easy to handle.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth, just a minute or two.
Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. *Note: I have let it rise for only 30 minutes before as well and they turn out fine, just not as fluffy.
Roll out dough on a floured surface into a rectangle, about 15x9 inches.

Filling Ingredients:
Fat (butter or lard)
Brown sugar
Cream cheese - optional - for cream cheese cinnamon rolls
Raisins, walnuts or pecans - optional

Spread fat across dough. If using cream cheese, spread the cream cheese on now. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and brown sugar. Add nuts or raisins now.
Beginning at the long side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

Coat the bottom of the baking pan with fat and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon rolls close together in pan, and let rise for about 30 minutes.
Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely browned.

Glaze Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or lard
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and put pan in a bowl of ice water until cool. Remove from ice water and beat until desired consistency. Pour over rolls.

~ Hanunyah

31 for 21 is a blog challenge to raise Down Syndrome awareness 1 blog at a time. The challenge is to blog everyday the whole month of October (31 days) to raise awareness for Down Syndrome (aka Trisomy 21). This is the 6th Annual 31 for 21 Challenge.

Link Parties:
Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ The Gluen-Free Homemaker
Gluten Free Fridays @ Vegetarian Mamma


  1. This looks amazing! I could go for a sweet treat now!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) We had 101 awesome recipes! What a great resource we are creating!! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

    The winner of the Domata prize pack will be announced Thursday at the party!


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