Anyone who has had a Cinnabon rolls knows how amazing those babies are. They gave me a full blown mouthgasm, and not just one. MULTIPLE ones. I had my 1st Cinnabon roll in 2013 during a visit to the US. It was lust at first sight I tell you; The stand smelled amazing and the rolls called me by name, “Wangeci” and not just Wangeci the called me “Wangeci Wandere! Wangeci Wandere!” come to us I tried to ignore them coz I was really careful with adding weight during my stay but they even knew my pet name and the minute they called me “Cici”…… oh my! I just had to go to the stand and get me one. The second I took a bite my mouth was happy, my taste bands were dancing up and down like little fairies (remember how we had to put similes in our writing? I learnt well Mrs Muyela 🙂 I took another and another and before I knew it I’d taken down two small ones. I did not even want to think about the calories I had taken in but each and every time I went to a mall I ate one and from my second visit I took the bigger size and each and every single time I had a BIG mouthgasm.
When I came back home I couldn’t stop thinking of my guilty indulgence and I just had to find a recipe that would help me relive that feeling of lust, love and guilt all in one go. I tried 2 recipes before I tried this one from Lauren’s Latest blog. They are not exactly as amazing as the cinnabon ones but they are incredibly close enough. My brother Charles loves these babies, he is ever asking for cinnamon rolls. Week in, week out so I can promise you they are really good. I did not add or remove anything so this recipe is totally hers. Do not let the time it takes full you most of the time is for proofing or letting the dough rise. It is actually pretty easy to make. Hope you will love them as much as my brother and I do.