Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simple Aldi Recipes: Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

It has been a little chilly in South Florida for the past couple of days, and when it is chilly I bake. As soon as we turn our central heating system on our electrical bill doubles. So, instead I use the oven in my cooking, and we get tasty treats and the house heats up a notch.

Last night my boys and I made cinnamon rolls, and they were delicious.

Main Ingredients
2 cups of milk
1 package of dry yeast
1 cup of soft butter
4 eggs
4 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups of flour


1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of soft butter
4 tablespoons of cinnamon

1 egg or milk for brushing the dough before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 - 15 minutes.

  1. Warm up the milk slightly, pour it in a big bowl.
  2. Add the yeast and stir.
  3. Stirl in eggs one at a time.
  4. Add soft butter and stir
  5. Add salt
  6. Add flour 1 cup at a time until firm 
  7. Knead the dough into a ball
  8. Let the dough ball sit for 45 minutes, throw a clean kitchen towel over.
  9. Mix the filling ingredients 
  10. Divide the dough into three. Roll one part out at a time, make it into a rectangle.
  11. Spread 1/3 of the filling mixture over the rectangle, and start rolling it.
  12. Cut the roll into 1 inch thick pieces
  13. Put each piece on a baking sheet, let the rolls rest on the baking sheet for 30 minutes under a clean kitchen towel.
  14. Mix one egg together, and brush it on the cinnamon rolls.
  15. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F. 

Optional: You can mix raisins or nuts into the filling, and you can add icing as a finishing touch.

Since it was Valentine's Day, I took advantage and added some pink icing.

Valentine's Day Cinnamon Rolls

You can find all of the ingredients except for yeast at Aldi. Aldi has very low prices on baking ingredients.

South Florida Aldi prices:

5 lb flour $1.49
5 lb sugar $2.89
32 oz brown sugar $1.19
32 oz powdered sugar $1.19
1 gallon milk $1.99
Butter 16 oz- 4 stick $2.29
1 dozen eggs $0.99
Salt 26 oz $0.33

For more prices check out the Price Comparison List


  1. Oh, I love cinnamon rolls. My grandfather used to make them for us (and twists) and now my daughter makes them.

  2. I found it hard to roll and then cut, so I started using a pizza cutter to cut 1/2 inch strips and then roll each one years ago. MUCH easier, and I don't feel bad since they don't flatten. :)

  3. JR & Candace, we use thread to cut them (dental floss is even better). We slide it under and then cross the threads over the top and pull across each other and it slices neatly thru. It takes a couple of times to learn to get it straight, but then is quick and easy.

  4. Question - after you cut the dough and the pieces are sort of flattened, do you have to reshape them or will they puff into circles as they bake?

  5. Sound and look delicious. Thanks!

    kg4rmt at arrl dot net

  6. Can I substitute whole wheat for the white flour?

  7. Yes, you can Leon. I did not have any whole wheat flour the day I made the cinnamon rolls, but when I do I usually do 50 percent whole wheat and 50 percent regular flour with any recipe, and it works perfectly.

  8. Wow, these look great! Especially the ones with the pink icing! I think I'l have to try this recipe in the upcoming week when I have my day off :)

    Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I love cinnamon rolls. The recipe sounds great. garrettsambo@aol.com