Today I am going to show you my cinnamon pinwheel recipe. Cinnamon Pinwheels are an all-time favorite of mine. Making cinnamon pinwheels with my mother is a core memory of my childhood and I hope to make it a memory for my future children. So today I thought I would share the cinnamon pinwheels recipe.
Cinnamon Pinwheels Recipe
For this cinnamon pinwheel recipe, you will need ingredients for the 3 different parts, the base, the filling, and the icing.
- 3 Cups Flour – all purpose
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons Butter salted, add salt if using unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar packed
- 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Cup Icing Sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat the Oven to 180 degrees
Make the dough
- Combine Flour and sugar in a large bowl
- In a heatproof Bowl, slightly microwave the milk and butter, it should be just warm to the touch.
- Whisk in the yeast, it’s important not to kill the yeast, so make the milk and butter mixture is warm to touch
- Pour this mixture into the flour and sugar mixture
- Add the egg
- Stir with a wooden spoon
- Stir until a soft dough forms.
- Transfer to a floured area and knead for 3-5 minutes until you have a smooth ball of dough
- using a rolling pin the dough is out until it’s about 0.5cm in height, try to keep it a rectangle shape.
Prepare the Filling
- Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, mix the wheel
- brush the melted butter onto your rolled-out dough
- sprinkle over the cinnamon and sugar, spreading evenly as you go
- starting on one of the long sides, roll the dough up to make a log/loaf
- cut the log into even sizes, about 2 inches each
- place on baking paper and cook for 20 minutes
Make the Icing
- Combine all icing ingredients into a bowl- add less water for thicker icing
- mix until smooth
- Once the pinwheels are out of the oven and semi-cooled, pour over the pinwheels
Enjoy your Cinnamon Pinwheels!
And that is it, I hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear how it goes for you, making pinwheels savory or sweet is a core childhood memory. These cinnamon pinwheels are so fun to make and even tastier to eat. Let me know how you go in the comments. Happy Baking!
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