Giant Cinnamon Roll

Why roll out individual cinnamon rolls when you can make a greater impression with one giant roll?


  • 2 3/4 cups wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Add the water, 1/4 cup milk and 2 tablespoons melted butter and mix well. Add the egg, and knead the dough on a flour-dusted surface for approximately 3 minutes, then shape into a ball. Place the dough ball in a bowl, cover with a clean towel, and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, spread with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Cut into 1-inch slices.
  4. Roll a slice of dough into a coil and transfer to a greased and floured round baking dish.
  5. Wrap the other slices around the first coil, forming the giant cinnamon roll shape.
  6. Allow cinnamon roll to rest for 20 minutes, then bake in a 390-degree oven for 20 minutes.