Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls


Yes, yes another recipe featuring Nutella. I promise that I do eat other things but Nutella is just so good. While I will eat an cinnamon roll any time of year, there is something about Christmastime that makes me associate the season with these gooey treats. Maybe its that I rarely go to the mall except at Christmastime and the smell of Cinnabons overpowers the hoards of shopping masses. Maybe its because the holiday season is filled with vacation time where one has the time to make something that takes hours of waiting. Whatever the reason, I really hope you curl up in front of your tree with a glass of milk and batch of these bad boys. The combination of cinnamon and Nutella is just magical. Enjoy!




Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

For the Rolls

1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup milk
2 cups bread flour
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Nutella
3-4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


For the Glaze

4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioner sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast on the surface of the warm water and then stir to moisten. Allow to sit for a few minutes until it begins to froth.

Meanwhile, melt butter. Add the milk to the melted butter to warm; set mixture aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine both flours and salt. Pour yeast mixture and butter mixture into the dry ingredients.  Knead until the dough comes together and becomes elastic. Roll into a ball and put into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and set in a warm place to rise until dough doubles in size (1-1.5 hours).

Punch the dough down and use a rolling pin to roll dough into a rectangle that is about 2/3 inch in thickness. Spread the Nutella evenly across the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll the dough lengthwise and cut into 8-12 rolls. Place evenly spaced in a lightly buttered pan. Cover with the kitchen towel and allow to rise another 30-45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Once rolls have risen, place in oven and bake until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes, rotating the pan once midway through baking.

To make the glaze combine the cream cheese and confectioners sugar. Add milk one tablespoon at a time to get desired consistency. Remove rolls from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before drizzling with glaze.


Source: Recipe from A Beautiful Mess

11 comments:

  1. Nutella in a cinnamon roll?! Sounds like my kind of recipe. I've finally got my hands on a couple jars of Nutella recently so I love finding new Nutella recipes for inspiration. You're right; it's just way too good!
    P.S. I love the photo. :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I love when other bloggers comment and I can stumble onto some great new food blogs. Yours looks awesome!

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  2. What a cool recipe :) There's nothing better than chocolate and cinnamon. I seriously need to try those!

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  3. I want to make this ahead for Christmas morning -- is there a good stopping point? Can I get them into the pans and the refrigerate them?

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  4. I want to make these ahead so I don't have to work so hard and wait so long Xmas AM... Can I cook them halfway then refrigerate them?

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    1. Sure. The night before I would make them and put the shaped rolls into the pans. Cover them with plastic wrap to chill in the fridge overnight. The next morning, set them out in a warm place until they rise.

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  5. Hi I have just tried them out however the dough came a bit hard! Do you think I over cooked it? And although I'm a nutella lover I think that if choc sauce was used instead of nutella the taste would be even better since the sauce melts and comes pouring down once you cut it. The nutella stuck to the dough and didnt melt!! However this recipe is super!! Well done :)

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    1. I'm not sure what happened for the dough to be hard since I wasn't in the kitchen with you but I'm sorry they came out a little hard. It could be several things (that they were baked too long or maybe the dough was worked too much or maybe the oven temperature runs hotter than mine). The chocolate sauce does sound like a yummy and gooey addition! I love trying new cinnamon rolls and I think the next time I make them, I may us Biscoff spread. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hi! I was wondering if you could give me the amount of butter in grams? I'm from Australia and I'm not sure if our butter is sold the same size as yours... One block of my butter might be two sticks or something!

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    1. No problem. A stick of butter here is 4 ounces which converts to 113 grams (per Google). Hope that helps!

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