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Coffee Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Our home has been having some electrical issues for sometime now such that in certain rooms, you cannot use high power electronics. For that reason, the oven had never been connected to the electricity. For a long time I thought that maybe using the oven will not result into any serious electrical issue. You never really know until you try. Therefore, one day when I was home alone, the risk-taker in me connected a plug to the oven wires, and to my delight it worked. I knew either everything would go well, or I would burn the house, the oven would explode or an electrical surge would destroy the entire neighborhood. Despite my fears, I went straight to work and decided to bake something. It went great but right when I was opening the oven door to remove my cinnamon rolls, the fuse went off and the plug melted. I disconnected everything, and acknowledged that I am no electrician!
As I tasted my dish, I was delighted that my risk paid off. These cinnamon rolls were so soft and the coffee beautifully offset the sweetness of the honey. I present to you my coffee glazed cinnamon rolls.

coffee glazed cinnamon rolls.1

cinnamon roll ingredients


5 Tablespoons of honey
1 Cup of Milk
3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
5 Tablespoons of sugar
3 Teaspoons of yeast
3 Cups of All purpose floor
3 Tablespoons of melted margarine
3 Heaped tablespoons of cinnamon
1 table spoon of baking powder
For the glaze:
1 Tablespoon of coffee
4 Tablespoons of icing sugar
2 Tablespoons of melted margarine

Put your milk, the vegetable oil and the yeast in a sufuria and heat this on medium fire, just until it is warm. Do not bring to boil.

milk for cinamon rolls
After this, add your flour and your sugar and knead the dough. After the dough is not sticking to your hands anymore, its ready to rest. Cover the dough with a clean, damp kitchen cloth and allow it to rise over 2 hours.

cinammon roll dough
Once this time has elapses, take half of the dough and roll it out on a flour dusted surface. On the rolled out dough, spread your margarine and honey then sprinkle a generous amount of ground cinnamon. On this surface, you may also sprinkle raisins, currants, almonds or whatever you have at hand to make the filling richer and tastier.

rolling cinammon roll
Cut the rolled out dough into strips then roll them as tightly as you can. Do not worry if the filling leaks, this just means you will have nice juicy flavor :). Place them on a greased baking tray, let them rest for 20 minutes, then put them in a preheated oven at 300 degrees for 20 minutes then you are done!

cinnamon rolls on baking tray

fresh cinnamon rolls

As the buns are cooling, mix the components of the glaze (the coffee, icing sugar, melted margarine) then pour on top of the buns. You may substitute margarine for cream cheese for a creamier glaze.

coffee glaze
The bitterness of the coffee gives a stark contrast to the sweetness of the honey. These buns would be so tasty as breakfast in the morning and may offer a much welcomed break from having bread all the time.

coffee glazed cinnamon rolls
One of the best smells on earth is that of a freshly baked item. And one of the most pleasurable things is to eat something that has come straight out of the oven.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

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  1. Utopian_Fantasy

    I have been looking for a cinnamon roll recipe and this one just won my heart. Downloaded!!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Glad you like them!! Do share with you family this fantastic recipe :-). much love!

  2. Ndanu

    Heeey, this blog touches my sweetest spot.
    Question,- when using cream cheese for glaze, do you have to melt it first like in the case of margarine??
    Also what kind of cream cheese would you recommend?? Is Mozzarella okay??

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Wambua,
      For cream cheese, you do not have to heat it first. Just put everything in a bowl and mix it all up. The one best in my opinion would be the one by browns, but there are also great ones by Kenyan companies. I have forgotten the brands I use most of the time, but I will get back to you when I sample majority of he brands. Also, I am so glad that you enjoy the content of my blog 🙂 🙂 🙂

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