Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Worth The Wait

Posted by MANDI at 2:13 PM

I have had this recipe in the Ugly Binder for nearly a year and kept avoiding it because I thought it would be tricky, time-consuming and more effort than I could cope with. Gee, was I wrong or what! These cinnamon scrolls were really easy to make, really easy to eat and were enjoyed by all who tasted them.

Cinnamon Scrolls
from Super Food Ideas, September 2006

1 quantity basic scroll dough
150g butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon white sugar
Basic Scroll Dough
3 cups self-raising flour
50g butter, chilled, chopped
1 1/4 cups milk

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Make basic scroll dough: sift flour into a large bowl. Add butter. Using your fingertips, rub flour into butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre. Add milk. Using a knife, mix together to form a soft dough.

3. Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth. Roll out to a 30cm x 40cm rectangle with 1 short end closest to you.

4. Beat 125g butter, brown sugar , vanilla and two teaspoons cinnamon until pale and creamy. Spread over dough, leaving a 2cm border along short end furthest from you.

5. Starting from the short end closest to you, roll up dough like a Swiss roll. Using a sharp knife, trim end then cut rolls into 9 even slices (use a light sawing motion so you don't squish it!). Lay scrolls flat in 3 rows on prepared tray, allowing a 2 cm space between each. Bake for 25 minutes, or until light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on tray.

6. Heat remaining 25g butter in a heatproof, microwave -safe bowl. Stir in white sugar and remaining cinnamon. Brush over scrolls. (I kind of messed this up a bit and threw all the butter into the spread mix and didn't feel that it needed any more! I just sprinkled some white sugar on the scrolls as soon as they came out of the oven and it stuck very nicely.)


The Cookbook Junkie on July 17, 2007 at 10:50 PM said...

Those look good. Cinnamon rolls have been on my list of things to make forever.

Claire on July 18, 2007 at 9:03 AM said...

These look really good! I haven't made cinnamon rolls in forever, it's about time again. I have a new recipe I want to try for whole wheat cinnamon rolls. I guess that makes it a little better, right?

Melody on July 18, 2007 at 10:54 AM said...

Oooo...nice. Been a while since I have made scrolls. I think I must make some again v. v soon.

Red Dirt Mummy on July 18, 2007 at 9:08 PM said...

They were easy, Paula. And well worth it!

LOL Claire. Now you're starting to get where I'm coming from! I'm going to make some spiced apple ones next, with fruit in them they have to be good for you.

Thanks Melody. I'm planning to make them again v.v. soon too!


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