Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday morning Cinnamon Rolls

This morning felt like the first proper Autmnal morning of the year. I felt that this called for something sweet, sugary and maybe even a little bit Autumnal to be made, so with my Gingerbread tin candle lit on the kitchen windowsill, I baked some cinnamon rolls.

The recipe is from 'Me and Orla's blog (one of my favourites).

For the rolls -
1 cup of warm milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
4 1/2 cups strong white bread flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 1/2 tsp dried yeast

For the cinnamon filling -
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter or margarine

For the drizzle - 
1 cup milk
2 cups icing sugar
50g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence

Put the ingredients for the rolls in a bread machine, (if you have time this could be done by hand) and select the pizza dough cycle. Once the dough is done, roll it out onto a floured surface to a rectangular shape.

For the filling, spread the melted butter over your rectangle of dough, mix together the sugar and cinnamon, sniff the mixture because it smells delicious and try not to eat it! Then sprinkle it over the buttery dough!

Starting from one of the shorter sides of your rectangle, roll the dough into a swiss roll shape and then cut into slices. Arrange the rolls onto a lined baking tray but make sure to leave a little gap between each one for them to rise in the oven! Cover them with a tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for half an hour. Preheat your oven to 200c whilst waiting, and once they are risen, pop them into the oven for 15 minutes.

For the drizzle, mix all the ingredients and spoon over the top of your freshly baked cinnamon rolls. And that's it, I like them best warm straight from the oven but they are still super delicious cold, maybe even for a breakfast treat!

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