Monday, February 22, 2016

Cinnamon Scrolls - TaDa!

IMAGE : THE MOTHER LOAD | Cinnamon Scrolls - TaDa!

I've been doing a lot of cooking lately and I can't NOT share some of the gems here. No kidding, these cinnamon scrolls with a cup of tea will deadset solve world peace I reckon. I think the UN could seriously do with a batch.

When it comes to baking, there's nothing better than making your own dough  - nothing tastes better and if you've never done it before rest assured it's really nothing to be scared about. I found this recipe on Best Recipes a few years ago and although I've only made them a couple of times, I can guarantee these cinnamon scrolls are to die for. And while they're super easy (that can be our little secret) you will seriously impress even the toughest audience with your superior culinary skills. Have a go!



3 tsp dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter (120g)
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 cups plain flour

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tbs cinnamon (ground)
1/3 cup softened butter (75g)

8 tbs softened butter (115g)
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla


Dough - Mix all ingredients until a smooth ball forms and leave it in a warm place until it doubles in size.  When ready, punch and roll until it's about 1/2 cm thick. (No that's not a dance it's just a rolling out the dough technique!).

Filling - Beat the butter until creamy, then add brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix until smooth then spread it over the dough.  Roll it up lengthwise, then here's a nifty tip - to cut, use a length of cotton crisscrossing it to slice the roll into perfect little pieces approx. 3 cm wide.

Place buns on a greased tray, cover with a towel and leave to sit for an hour or so. (I have no idea why). Pre-heat oven to 190C and pop in for about 12 - 15 mins until brown around the edges.

Icing - While buns are baking, beat the icing ingredients together then spread over the rolls as soon as they come out of the oven. It melts in a most spectacular fashion.

Final step - devour with GUSTO!!!! (And bask in the glory of being a super impressive Masterchef!)

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