Cinnamon rolls are served soft and fluffy with the perfect blend of crunch and tenderness. These delicious cinnamon rolls are served sweet and fluffy in various parts of America. Now, because of the flavorful and delicious taste, cinnamon rolls are made with lots of care and love in many parts of the world besides America. Someone rightly said, “food has no borders”.
Well, sometimes, unluckily, no matter how much you try to make a perfect batch of soft and fluffy cinnamon rolls. They turn out extra tough or hard. No one wants to munch on hard and overcooked cinnamon rolls.
The dish as yummy as cinnamon rolls wouldn’t be the same if you eat it undercooked or overcooked. In this post, we will walk you through some reasons why your cinnamon rolls turn hard and dry. Get ready for additional tips to avoid making hard cinnamon rolls as well. Read on.
Why Are My Cinnamon Rolls Hard?
Cinnamon rolls, as we discussed, are supposed to be soft and fluffy with good moisture. Overcooked, dried out, and hard rolls would just make your cinnamon rolls experience bland.
If you are wondering what you might be doing wrong then here is your solutions.
Down here, we have put together some possible reasons for your cinnamon rolls to turn out hard. Have a look.
- Too Much Flour:
The first and the foremost reason for your cinnamon rolls to come out hard is the addition of too much floury. An excess amount of flour also makes the rolls hard and the dough dried out. Later, the tough dough ends up giving hard rolls.
Always make sure to add a moderate quantity of flour, not too less, not too much. Just the quantity, the recipe asked for.
- Overcooked Or Over-Baked The Rolls:
375 degrees is the best sweet spot when it comes to a baking perfectly fluffy and soft batch of cinnamon rolls. If you haven’t set the oven to the required temperature and the temperature is over the sweet spot, then don’t be surprised if your cinnamon rolls come out hard. Make sure to keep the temperature even. Too hot temperature will end up your rolls to be hard and tough to tear and bite. Be careful about the temperature game.
- Use Of Melted Butter Instead Of Softened Butter
The melted butter wouldn’t give you as tender and fluffy taste as the use of softened butter will serve to give you in cinnamon rolls. Make sure to use slightly softened butter and keep the butter quantity rich so the rolls come out soft and delicious.
- You Haven’t Risen The Dough In Hot And Oiled Bowl
Keep the dough in a nice and warm bowl that is slightly covered with oil to properly moisturize. Another thing, make sure to rolls in oily wraps before baking so the cinnamon rolls don’t come out tough.
If you cook a perfectly sweet batch of cinnamon rolls but they turn out hard. Avoid making above mentioned mistakes to make soft and fluffy cinnamon rolls.