Cinnamon fantans

I don't really like buying cinnamon rolls at the bakery ....

It's either too cinnamony heh ! or too sweet! tsk tsk

Okay, I'm just saying that as I just baked my first cinnamon bread and it's really , really good ! lol

It has this nice balance of sweetness and a subtle cinnamon taste that won't overwhelmed your taste buds ....

I've been wanting to bake this bread since forever but I got a lot of recipes to choose from .....

Currently , I've bookmarked 3 recipes , I baked this first because I love the name ^___^''

And minimal kneading as well , er only 5 minutes of it ?! hee hee

I didn't even think of my KA mixer back home , getting dusty or worse , rusty tsk tsk , while kneading ! lol

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Makes 8

2 1/2 - 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp salt
1 egg

For the filling :

2 T butter , melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup walnuts , chopped
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

* Combine the sugar , walnuts and cinnamon , set aside for later use .

* In a large bowl , combine 1 1/4 cups of the flour and the yeast . Set aside .
* In a small saucepan , heat and stir the milk , sugar , butter and salt just until warm ( about 120 to 130°F ) and butter almost melts . Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture ; add egg . Beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds , scraping the sides from time to time ; beat on high speed for 3 minutes more . Using a wooden spoon , stir in a much of the remaining flour as you can . ( At this time , I dumped in all the remaining flour , just added a sprinkle of extra flour to the dough while kneading as it was still a bit sticky )     
* Turn dough in a lightly floured surface , knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smoother and elastic - 3-5 minutes total . Shape dough into a ball and place it in a lightly greased bowl , turning once to grease the surface . Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size , about 1 to 1 1/2  hours .
* Grease baking sheet and set aside . Punch down dough and turn out in a lightly floured surface , cover and let rest for 10 minutes . Roll out dough into a 20-x-10-inch rectangle , brush with 2 tablespoon of butter and sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon/sugar/walnuts mixture ; starting from the long side , roll up the dough into spiral  , cut into 8 slices ; be careful not to cut all the way through, snip or cut each slice into quarter . Place slices seam sides down , 3 inches apart on the pan ; cover and let rise for another 30 or 45 minutes in a warm place until double in size .
* Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C . If desired , brush rolls with water and a sprinkle of sugar before baking .
* Bake for 12 to 15 or until golden brown .


  1. Anne, your cinnamon bread texture looks perfect! You made it look so pretty with fan shape...brilliant! I'll bookmark this for baking session as weather is getting cooler!

  2. Anne, it looks very nice! Can tell that it's fluffy and soft.

  3. These look fluffy light and delicious. They'd quickly become a favorite in my home. You did a great job with the recipe and I'd like to give it a try. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  4. They look more than lovely. The day is beautiful and I am totally in a baking mood. I will use my orange rolls recipe to make this cinnamon fantans.

  5. Haha, I think kneading it yourself makes you all the more proud when it's done. This looks fantastic! I'm bookmarking this too ;)

  6. Wish I can have this perfect bread for my birthday now..

  7. Gorgeous rolls, Anne! I love cinnamon rolls, these would be great for breakfast and teatime snack! Your fantan looks perfectly "fanned"! Love the shape :)

  8. looks so fresh, inviting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  9. Oh, these look amazing, Anne! They would disappear fast around here :)

  10. Hi Anne, wow... roll 2 pieces over to me. My all time favorite cinnamon rolls to go with coffee. Your bread look so soft and fluffy, very neat and tidy.

    Have a nice day ahead. Regards.

  11. Wow Anne, your rolls are so beautifully shaped! I sure would have to have a basketful of them. And only kneading for 5 mins? I sure would love to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Hi dear, the rolls are so gorgeous! Can I ask if you can help with conversion to grams? Ty (:

  13. Annnnnnnneeeeee can I come over for some of these cinnamon rolls and coffee? Please, that is if you have any left? Hey congratulations on your new domain...but there is a slight problem. When I click on one of your comment's in my blog, your google+ opens which does not have a link to your blog or any of your potential readers may hover around and leave...(has happened to me in many cases)....I remember your blog's name and did a girl put in some links for your readers to land here :-)

  14. These are stunning! I definitely want to try these. They'd be beautiful to serve for a brunch. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  15. luv your fantans! cute name, eh? who doesnt love cinnamon rolls? i know by now all gone oredi! these are marvelous cinnamon rolls! for so long i never made cinnamon rolls!

  16. Thanks for following my blog (Christina's Cucina) and because you did, I've discovered yours! Beautiful photos and great looking food! Looking forward to following your blog! CC :)


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