Sweet, soft and with a pleasant hint of spice – when it comes to the ideal afternoon delight, it’s easy to make the case for cinnamon rolls (as well as their cousin, the sticky bun). Legend has it that the sweet treat originated when Roman spice traders introduced cinnamon from Sri Lanka to Europe, after which bakers in the latter region began incorporating it into their pastries.
Cinnamon rolls are generally made with four main ingredients: yeast-leavened dough – which gives them a fluffy and airy texture – cinnamon, sugar and butter. Different cultures put their own spin on the confection. It’s conventionally topped with icing in the United States, while bakers in certain countries may add raisins into the batter. Whatever your preferences, here are some places in Singapore where you can nab them for yourself.