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  • Johana Williams

Messy Cinnamon rolls

I love cinnamon rolls! Who doesn’t love them?

Their aroma and shape remind me of a Venezuelan food called “golfeados”, that are basically the Venezuelan version of cinnamon rolls, delicious in their own way. But because I didn’t have all the ingredients to make those, I decided to make more classic cinnamon rolls!

This recipe is from one of a cook and author who inspires me to be a better cook, create new recipes and to fearlessly bake more delicious things: Lovina Eicher.

My version is a little bit messier than hers, but they still are very good. I hope you enjoy them.

Messy Cinnamon rolls

(This recipe makes about 25-30 tiny roles, or 12 the giant size)


2 1/4 cups hot water

4 1/2 teaspoon of active yeast (2 packets)

3 Tablespoon of sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

3 Tablespoon of butter

5 1/2 to 6 cups of all purpose flour (if possible bakers flour)

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar (tightly squeezed into the cup)

4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.


Glass 2 cups of sugar

3 Tablespoon of milk

1 Tablespoon butter, melted

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


1. In a large dish put the warm water and empty the yeast. Do not move it, just leave it for a minute to soak.

2. After the minute, slowly add the sugar, salt, butter and flour, beat until well combined, continue beating for a few more minutes.

3. Spread a little flour on a flat surface (table) and roll out the dough in a rectangle, which is less than ¾ inch thick (about ½ cm).

4. Spread the melted butter all over the rectangle of the dough with the sugar and cinnamon.

5. Start signing up from one of the long sides, little by little, don't squeeze it too much but leave it very loose.

6. Once you have the scroll, you will look like a stick. Cut the roll into pieces of about 1 inch wide (about 3 cms).

7. On a pre-recorded baking sheet, place each of the pieces you cut next to each other.

8. Cover it with a kitchen cloth and let them rest in a dark place with no current for 45 minutes. Until they double.

9. Prepare your oven to 375 *F (190 *C) and insert the tray with the rolls, which must have doubled. Let them bake for 20 minutes. (It depends on the power of your oven, if it is very powerful they may be ready a few minutes before).

10. While they are baking prepare the glaze: mix the glass of sugar, milk, melted butter and vanilla in a container. If it is too thick, add a few drops of milk (not many!).

11. Once the rolls are baked, remove them from the oven and put the icing on while they are hot.

And Voila!

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