Guilty pleasure

Cinnamon roll time.

Cinnamon rolls has for a long time been one out my two signature recipes during the years. Birthdays, parties, gathering with friends, hosting people, Johanne always bring; cinnamon rolls. Simple, tasty and one of my guilty pleasures at the kitchen. It sure is Sunday so what is better than to share this awesome pleasure together?

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Cinnamon rolls time!

Recipe

  • 500 gram of fine flour (if you want a twist; mix in some oatmeal and a bit of whole flour)
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 100 gram melted butter (or margarin)
  • 2,5 dl whole milk (or skimmed milk for a healthier version)
  • 50 g dry yeast
  • Cinnamon 
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This is what you need

How to

(when baking leavened foods; remember that wet shall be mixed with dry)

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
2. Mix half of the flour with salt, cardamom , sugar and baking powder.
3. Melt the butter and blend in milk. Make this mix 37 degree (room temperature) and add the yeast.
4. Blend this slowly together with the dry-mix as you add in the rest of the four as well. Knead the dough until it let go of the baking bowl. Let rise until double size.

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Mix the dry and then melt the butter and add in the milk.

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5. Roll the dough out to a big square with a rolling pin.
6. Spread out butter all the way out to the sides. Then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.
7. Roll the dough into a long «snake»-like shape.
8. Cut up in small pieces and place on a baking tray. Let rise for another 30 min before placed in the oven.
9. Before you put them in the oven you might want to add some whipped egg on top to make them more shiny.

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Ready for get beaten by the rolling pin! Game on.

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Spread butter, sugar and cinnamon on your flat dough and then roll it up and chop into small pieces

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Place the rolls on a baking tray with baking paper and let rise for another 30 min under a kitchen cloth

 After 10 minutes the cinnamon rolls are finally ready to enjoy! I always eat mine with hot chocolate or a big glass of milk on the side. An absolutely MUST combination.

If you don’t want cinnamon rolls you can also just roll out the dough to small buns and put a piece of chocolate inside (as a melted tasty surprise for the lucky eater!)

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Mmmmmmm

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Yummy! My craving for sugar was definitely gone after a couple of these

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These cinnamon rolls are perfect to freeze down in a bag and defrost when friends are coming over or for dessert

Have a splendid Sunday with this guilty pleasure all!

Johanne

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