Cinnamon sticks require little preparation time, and ingredients that are already in your kitchen cabinets. The cinnamon spice helps with digestion, reduces anxiety and stress and relieves nausea. The spice is used in a variety of foods and drinks such as teas, desserts, and main dishes. The recipe for a homemade cinnamon stick dessert involves making homemade bread sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. The bread is cut into strips, and baked to make cinnamon sticks.
Things You'll Need
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tbsp. butter
- Mixing bowl
- 5 cups flour
- Rolling pin
- 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- Pizza cutter
- Nonstick spray
- Cookie sheet
Mix the 1/2 cup of water with the dry yeast until the ingredients are dissolved.
Pour milk into a saucepan. Bring milk to a boil. Add three tablespoons of butter. Remove from heat once the butter melts. Allow the milk to cool for 15 minutes. Place the milk in the refrigertor to induce the cooling process.
Combine the milk with the yeast mixture in a mixing bowl. Add 5 cups of flour. Mix ingredients until a dough ball forms. Slowly add more flour if the dough is sticky.
Knead the dough until it is smooth. Place the dough in a bowl. Cover the dough with a cloth or plastic wrap for two hours to let the dough rise.
Remove the dough. Flatten it on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin. Continue rolling dough until it is 1/2 inch thick.
Rub softened butter on the dough. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on it until the dough is completely covered.
Cut the dough into strips. Use a pizza cutter and cut the dough into 1-inch wide strips.
Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Place the cinnamon strips on the sheet. Allow space between the strips to prevent them from sticking together.
Bake the cinnamon sticks in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. The strips/sticks should be done in 30 minutes.
Remove them from the oven. Spread icing over the sticks while they are still warm.
Tips & Warnings
- To save time, use pizza dough mix in place of making your own. Roll dough sticks in a circle to create swirled cinnamon buns.
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