Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice
What do you get when you mix cinnamon, sugar, and butter? No, its not the power puff girls. The result is something many people all over the world enjoy – a sweet pastry commonly eaten at breakfast time. Yup, it’s cinnamon rolls, or in some other parts of the world, the cinnamon bun, cinnamon snail, and cinnamon swirl.
This pastry has been popular for years and it has made a mark in history… and on our sweet teeth. The first cinnamon roll was baked in Sweden where they also celebrate a “National Cinnamon Bun Day” on October 4 every year. There, cinnamon rolls are even considered as social institutions that should not be missed. Cinnamon rolls in Sweden are also not as sweet and heavy as they are in America. The dough usually contains a hint of cardamom, a spice in the ginger family, and they are baked in muffin wrappers to make a more delicate treat.
Making Cinnamon Rolls
Its main ingredients include flour, cinnamon, sugar, and butter, which when combined delicately, gives you a robust and sweet flavor. In some places cinnamon rolls are also topped with cream cheese, icing, and even ice cream! This pastry is mainly prepared by baking and the dough is initially set into thin sheets. While rolling the sheet, various ingredients such as nuts, sugar, butter and cinnamon are spread over the dough. A glaze is also spread over the rolls when it is almost ready. Baking time usually only takes 20-30 minutes so it is somewhat easy to make.
Cinnamon rolls are baked pastries, but it is quite dense in calories as it contains lots of sugar and butter. It also contains a lot of saturated fats, carbohydrates, potassium, and sodium. In fact, one large cinnamon roll typically contains 730 calories or more. So, slow down on them if you are diabetic with poor sugar control.
Cinnamon Rolls today
There are now a variety of cinnamon rolls found all over the world today, made from ingredients unique to each area. They vary from having sweet flavors and the sticky Philadelphia-style to the lighter Swedish favorite. They are now also served in dairy-free and gluten-free options too for those with lactose intolerance and celiac disease, respectively. That’s good news for all of us, right? What are you waiting for, go ahead and buy a cinnamon roll now!