“We have so much, too much, that we can buy, yet the basic labor of doing, the making with our own hands, is what enlivens us and makes us feel human." Dan Lepard

Friday, 25 October 2013

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

  

October ushers in festivities and celebrations. Halloween is round the corner and Diwali preparations have already begun. Kitchens are busy these days as new recipes are being tried and tested and added to the festive menus.


 Keeping in pace with festivities, here is my recipe of Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls-


Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from here and halved
Ingredients
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
¼ cup butter
¼ cup sugar
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ cup warm water
Filling
½ cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Icing
1 cup icing sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk.
Method
 Dissolve sugar in ½ cup warm water. Add yeast and cover the bowl for 15 minutes.  The yeast would have turned frothy by now. Add butter.
Whisk flour, salt and cocoa. Add water and knead soft dough. Add more water if needed.
Knead for about 6 -8 minutes till the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and let it rise in warm place for an hour or until doubled.
Turn out the dough onto floured surface. Punch and divide into two. Roll each piece into 12 inch x 10 inch rectangle, brush with melted butter, sprinkle sugar, ground cinnamon, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Roll up each piece starting with the long side. Pinch seams to seal. Cut each roll into 10 pieces.
Grease two 8 inch cake tins, place cut side down. Cover and let it rise for 45 minutes or until doubled.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 190 degrees C for 20 -25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from the tin after 10 minutes and cool in the rack.
To prepare icing, combine icing sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Pour over the rolls while slightly warm.

Submitted for Yeastspotting
Linking to Bake Fest hosted by Pallavi
Linking to Diwali delicacy event hosted by Priya 

4 comments:

  1. YUM! Chocolate and bread, two of my most favourite things and what a delicious way to put them all together :). These would be absolutely delicious over a gorgeous cup of tea after working hard in the garden or for a break from studies and pretty easy to make as well. Cheers Namita for this share, I am going to surprise Steve with these lovely treats this weekend :)

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  2. Rolls look so soft and chocolatey

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  3. Oh Namita.. that looks so so pretty! The first pictures looks straight out of some professional confectioners menu card! Humbly simple recipe, yet awesomely decorated. I love the look of it, taste am sure must be YUM!

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  4. I have been wanting to try these for the longest time..love your take on it and turning them into chocolate delight.

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