Thursday, 15 November 2012

I Made It Myself

On Saturday I got to work and made a batch of cinnamon rolls in honour of my hubby's 50th birthday. We enjoyed the freshly cooked rolls and coffee with his parents in the afternoon. Yummo!!!. I only make them a couple of times a year for special occasions and they are a treat everytime. Of course, there were leftovers to enjoy over the next few days. Hubby was very thankful.

They take time to make but well worth the effort.

Here is recipe:

1. Make up a brioche dough. I used the one in my Thermomix recipe book.

2. While that is proving, prepare the topping.

In a saucepan place 1/2 cup brown sugar, 80g butter and 2 Tb maple syrup.
Melt over low heat and spread mixture over the base of a large pan, at least 30 x 25cm. Sprinkle with 1 cup of freshly cracked walnuts, chopped a little. Set aside.

3. Once dough is ready, divide into 2 and roll each piece into ovals. Baste surface with melted butter and spread lightly with raw sugar and cinnamon. Roll up dough lengthwise, slice into 4cm wide pieces. Place rolls on their cut sides in the pan. Cover with a clean tea towel and place in a warm spot until nearly double in size.

4. Heat oven 180 degrees (160 is fan-forced) and bake for at least 30 minutes. They need to be well browned to be cooked in the centre. Remove from oven and invert into serving place. Enjoy!!!....Dot

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