I miss cinnamon buns. I have found Christmas morning recipes of having cinnamon buns, the extra-special treat, baking as I eagerly play with my new toys. They were so delicious- and another thing that I cannot eat anymore! So when I found Chebe’s Cinnamon Bun Mix, I had to try it. I bought it on the Cyber Monday sale on glutenfreely.com and had the chance to try it recently. And so, a product review was born!
Chebe Cinnamon Bun Mix
How does it cook?
Ah, the operative question today. This little puppy was tricky and needed quite the finesse. I would also recommend getting everything prepared ahead of time, from bowl to butter, because I didn’t and had to wash my hands many times. (I like to just dig in and begin, heh heh..)
Anyways, the dough was very sticky. I put some Bob’s Red Mill white rice flour down on the cutting board before flattening it, which allowed for easier manipulation. It was still difficult to roll and knead at times. I made quite a mess.
I let them cook in the oven and wow, did they puff up !
I took them out of the muffin pans immediately in order for them not to stick.
How did it look?
The rolls looked different than they did on the box (which, of course, looked effortless, beautiful and artistic). They wouldn’t live up to a typical cinnamon roll aesthetic, but they still had a similar look.
How did it taste?
The upper part of the cinnamon roll was a bit tough (probably because of the white rice flour with which I coated the dough). Moreover, the bottom part of the roll that was sitting safely inside the muffin pan was a bit too doughy for my taste. I know for a fact that these rolls were cooked thoroughly, as I continued to cook them 5-7 minutes more than the maximum time suggested on the box, and yet the texture was inconsistent. To be blunt, it was kind of a turn-off.
I like the idea of these cinnamon rolls very much, but I don’t know if they are worth the effort. They are quite labor-intensive and do not seem to produce the results equal to the efforts put in. It’s back to the drawing board for this missed Christmas memory…