Monday, 2 September 2013

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

There is comfort food and then there is comfort food. Cinnamon rolls comes in the category.


To make it more interesting, let's marry it with some chocolate. Life just becomes a whole lot better. An additional benefit of baking cinnamon rolls is that the house smells heavenly.




Ingredients
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Plain Flour - 2.5 cups approx
  • Yeast - 1 1/8 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 Tbsp
  • Egg - 1 lightly beaten
Filling
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp melted
  • Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 to 1 Tbsp
  • Brown Sugar - 3 to 4 Tbsp
  • White Chocolate Sprinkles - 3 to 4 Tbsp
  • Milk Chocolate Sprinkles - 3 to 4 Tbsp
Frosting
  • Icing or Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Melted Butter - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/4 tsp
  • Milk - 3 to 4 Tbsp
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 180 Degree Centigrade for 10 mins
  • Mix salt, 1.5 cups flour, yeast and sugar.
  • Heat milk, water and butter till butter melts.
  • Add dry ingredients & beaten egg to wet ingredients. Mix together to make a dough. Keep adding the remaining flour till it does not stick. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead for a few minutes. 


  • Transfer dough to a oiled vessel and cover it with cling film. Let it rest till the dough doubles, roughly around 1 to 2 hrs depending on the surrounding temperature. 
  • Punch down the risen dough and roll it out into a rectangle  on a floured surface.
  • Smear dough with melted butter. Sprinkle cinnamon, brown sugar, white and milk chocolate sprinkles evenly. 


  • Roll the dough into a log starting at the long side. Press together the edges to seal it.
  • Cut using a knife and place the rolls cut side down on a greased baking dish.


  • Cover and let it rise in a warm place until almost doubled, around 30 - 40 mins.
  • Bake rolls in preheated oven for 20-25 mins.
  • In the meantime mix all the ingredients mentioned under frosting.
  • Allow the baked rolls to cool before spreading the frosting. 



Voila the yummy cinnamon chocolate rolls are ready.