Lesson Plan: Learn How to Make Amazing Cinnamon Rolls for a Scrumptious Breakfast Treat!

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Lesson Plan: Learn How to Make Amazing Cinnamon Rolls for a Scrumptious Breakfast Treat!
Grade Levels: 3-5

- To introduce elementary students to the process of making homemade cinnamon rolls.
- To enhance students' understanding of baking techniques and the science behind dough rising.
- To encourage creativity in flavor variations and presentation.

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.4.3: Follow a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

- For the Dough:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs

- For the Filling:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

- For the Icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Whisk
- Spatula
- Rolling pin
- Baking pan


1. Introduction (10 minutes)
- Begin the lesson by discussing the popularity of cinnamon rolls as a delicious breakfast treat.
- Engage students in a conversation about their favorite bakery items and the joy of homemade goodies.

2. Explaining the Dough Rising Process (15 minutes)
- Explain the science behind dough rising, emphasizing the role of yeast and warm milk in activating the fermentation process.
- Discuss the purpose of each ingredient in the cinnamon roll dough.

3. Dough Preparation (20 minutes)
- Instruct students to combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Show students how to activate the yeast by dissolving it in warm milk for a few minutes.
- Instruct students to add the melted butter, eggs, and activated yeast mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix until a soft dough forms.

4. Filling Preparation (10 minutes)
- Instruct students to roll out the dough into a rectangular shape on a floured surface using a rolling pin.
- Demonstrate how to spread the softened butter evenly over the dough.
- Instruct students to sprinkle the brown sugar and ground cinnamon over the buttered dough.

5. Rolling and Cutting (10 minutes)
- Instruct students to tightly roll the dough from the long side, creating a log shape.
- Demonstrate how to use a sharp knife or a piece of string to slice the log into individual cinnamon rolls.
- Instruct students to place the cinnamon rolls in a greased baking pan, leaving some space between each roll.

6. Rising and Baking (60-90 minutes)
- Instruct students to cover the baking pan with a clean kitchen towel and let the cinnamon rolls rise in a warm, draft-free area for 60-90 minutes, until they double in size.
- Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature (usually around 350°F or 175°C).
- Bake the cinnamon rolls in the preheated oven for the recommended time, until they turn golden brown and are cooked through.

7. Icing and Enjoyment (10 minutes)
- Instruct students to mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth, creating the icing.
- Demonstrate how to drizzle or spread the icing over the warm cinnamon rolls for added sweetness and flavor.
- Allow students to enjoy a freshly baked cinnamon roll and savor the deliciousness of their homemade creation.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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