Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge
Baking success starts with the best yeast! I’ve loved Red Star Yeast since I first used it in culinary school. For these cinnamon rolls I love to use their Platinum Yeast, which provides professional results even if working with yeast intimidates you. This simple-to-use yeast strengthens and improves your dough, increasing oven spring and finished volume of any recipe.
How It Works
How to Win:
Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win 1 Grand Prize $250 Amazon gift card + baking kit and 2 First Place Prize Baking Kits! No purchase necessary. That’s three winners total!
Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon.com account email address to receive gift card. If there’s no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
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Past Challenge Winners
Tip One: Get creative with your cinnamon roll flavors! I show you how to make banana bread, caramel apple, and sticky pecan rolls here but you can create whatever your taste buds desire!
Tip Two: Don’t be afraid to use a lot of butter and cinnamon in the filling! This is what creates ooey, gooey, and flavorful rolls.
Tip Three: Make these ahead of time! Refrigerate assembled and shaped rolls after they have risen for 20 minutes. Cover the rolls tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 2 months. If freezing, allow to thaw in the fridge overnight. Loosen the plastic wrap and allow to finish rising and lose its chill at room temperature until an indentation made with your finger into the dough remains. Preheat the oven during this period then bake as directed.
My Favorite Tools for this Challenge
The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!
I’m so happy you’re here!
My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.