Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Roll

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 12

n the mean while she was in the carriage.  He had handed them both in, and placed himself between them; and in this manner, under these circumstances, full of astonishment and emotion to Anne, she quitted Lyme. How the long stage would pass; how it was to affect their manners; what was to be their sort of intercourse, she could not foresee. It was all quite natural, however.  He was devoted to Henrietta; always turning towards her; and when he spoke at all, always with the view of supporting her hopes and raising her spirits.  In general, his voice and manner were studiously calm.  To spare Henrietta from agitation seemed the governing principle.  Once only, when she had been grieving over the last ill-judged, ill-fated walk to the Cobb, bitterly lamenting that it ever had been thought of, he burst forth, as if wholly overcome.

"Don't talk of it, don't talk of it," he cried.  "Oh God! that I had not given way to her at the fatal moment!  Had I done as I ought! But so eager and so resolute! Dear, sweet Louisa!"

Apple Cinnamon Roll
Inspired by Lou Seibert Pappas

10g active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
Pinch of sugar + 6 tbsp
170 g unsalted butter (room temperature)
½ tsp salt
2 tsp ground cardamom or vanilla extract ( I used ground cardamom)
3 eggs (room temperature)
4 ½ to 5 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup warm milk

Apple Cinnamon filling:
2 diced or shredded apples (Granny Smith)
180g light brown sugar
100g flour
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
200g cold butter cut into pieces
1 cup raisins soaked in 6 tbsp rum


1)In a small bowl add warm water, yeast & a pinch os sugar. Stir well to dissolve & let stand till foamy for about 10 to 15 mins.

2) In a large bowl , beat 6 tbsp of sugar, the salt, butter, cardamom or vanilla together with wooden spoon or electric mixer till light & fluffy.

3) Add in eggs & beat well. Add 1 cup of flour & beat till smooth. Add in milk & gradually add 2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time. Beat till well combined. Stir in yeast mixture & gradually add 1 ½ cups to 2 cups of remaining flour. To make a soft elastic dough.  Knead the dough with hand for 10 to 15 minutes till smooth & elastic in texture. Place in a buttered big bowl & cover with damp tea towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm room till it doubled in size , about 1 ½ hours.

4) For apple cinnamon filling: In a food processor mix in all brown sugar , flour, cinnamon together. Rub in butter with fingers till crumbly. Add in diced apples & raisins , mix well till combined. 

5). Press down the dough & knead the dough on a lightly floured  board till smooth for 2 minutes. Cut the dough into half. Roll on half into 26 x36 cm rectangle. Spread evenly half of the apple filling. Roll up the dough & slice or cut the roll at 2 cm intervals. Repeat with the remaining dough & filling & place them in a greased cake pan  & cover with tea towels or plastic wrap in a warm room for 1 hour.

6) Preheat oven to 170°C . Lightly brush the roll with milk . Place in the oven & bake for 30 to 35 minutes till golden brown.  Let to cool. Serve with maple syrup . YUM

Enjoy & bon appetit


Submitting this post to Made With Love Mondays hosted by   Javelin Warrior . 


  1. oooh, these cinnamon rolls look awesome... bt i could never make bread... it seems tat mine is always hard or under bake... hahaha. urs is fantastic, i bet it goes extremely delish w e maple syrup too... yum yum:)

  2. Kit, this is also my hubby's fav. He has asked me to make a long time ago but my list is too long & now is still in the waiting list, hahaha! Your apple cinnamon rolls look really good there!

  3. Kit this looks so good. I am always at lost what to make using the whole loads of apples sitting in our fridge... I dont really like making apple cake cos they turn out ugly (but taste good) :P Maybe I can try this!

  4. Wow, Kit, I was feeling a bit sleepy just now but when I saw your apple cinnamon roll I woke up immediately! How I wish I could take a bite right now. These are one of my favourite pastries.

  5. This looks absolsutely delish with a cup of hot tea...

  6. Now you have hit the spot with this apple and cinnamon roll - it looks perfect for morning tea.

  7. Kit , I love your apple-cinnamon rolls ! Apple and cinnamon really goes well together :) Great with my morning coffee :D

  8. What wonderful cinnamon rolls with the addition of apple. O really perfect autumn breakfast or mid-morning snack!

  9. They look absolutely delicious, especially with the maple syrup! xx

  10. I would think this is a great for breakfast and snack as well. I love the smell of cinnamon. They look so soft and yummy. Sedapnya!

  11. Hi Kit, You harvest your own apples! I'm green with envy! Wish I could bring my basket and tumpang your harvest! Drool, drool! You have made a lovely twist in making the bread into apple cinnamon rolls! Love it! Perfect with a cup of warm spiced tea! Yum!

  12. Kit,
    Oh!! how nice..there is always some fruits to harvest in your garden!! i love love love it!!:D
    Your apple cinnamon rolls look great and delish!!
    I brought some tea here ..Can i join you for tea?? ..LOL


  13. i love to bake cinamon rolls too. nice rolls u hv here!

  14. i cant remember seeing this recipe in the book. THey are so nicely baked. After seeing joyce and you making rolls, now i feel like making my next batch too!

  15. I would pick these over plain ol' cinnamon rolls every time! The chopped apples are such a delicious addition!

  16. I like cinnamon apple filling! These sweet buns look delectable!

  17. Wow, these look incredible - the perfect breakfast roll for a holiday table! I love the use of apples and cardamom and I'm sure these were so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays!

  18. Those rolls are absolutely gorgeous, what a fabulous idea. Your photographs are always so good too. I want one of these for breakfast, one for lunch and one for tea. Using cardamom in the dough is a lovely idea.

    I'm really sorry I haven't been visiting much recently. I'm finding it really hard to find the time to do anything these days. I've been missing Anne's progress - as well as your stunning photography of course!

  19. HI Kit, love your cinnamon rolls, very yummylicious. Excellent pictures and love your presentation.
    Would love to have 2 big pieces and a cup of coffee same time kaypoh-ing with you. LOL

    Always admire your beautiful flowers.
    Have a nice day, with hugs and kisses to you.