What with the crazy school times for the kids (they come back after half a day at school now…crazy!), they keep munching on something as they feel “bored”. So decided might as well make something interesting for them to munch on! 🙂 Today I made the famous cinnamon rolls – complete with the drizzle and all! 🙂 Came out very nice and the kids were attacking it the last time I was in the kitchen!
Actually, I cheated a bit. The original recipe actually says Banana Pecan rolls but if I said that to my kids, they would not even see it! According to them, fruits are meant to be eaten as fruits. So I reinvented it to cinnamon rolls! 😀 Recipe from Taste of Home – Fall Baking – 2009 edition! 🙂
You will need –
4 3/4 to 5 cups – flour
1/4 cup – sugar
1 tsp – salt
1/4 oz times 2 – yeast (I just used 4 tsp of instant yeast dissolved in warm water)
Mix all of these together and make a rough dough.
1/4 cup – butter, cubed
1 cup – milk
Gently heat this till the butter melts and keep aside.
1 cup – mashed bananas (about 3 medium sized fruit)
1 tsp – vanilla
1 – egg
Mix these together in a small bowl.
Pour the banana mix into the flour mix. Combine. Add the milk mix to this and combine to mix well. You can do this on the machine but I did this by hand.
Continue mixing and transfer to a floured surface, while adding more flour till the dough is smooth and lightly sticky.
Transfer to a greased bowl and leave to rise till doubled, about an hour.
1/2 cup – castor sugar
2 tsp – cinnamon (or all spice powder)
1/4 cup – melted butter
chopped walnuts optional
Punch dough down and divide the dough into two. Roll out one half to a big rectangle, a size you are comfortable to work with. If too big, then cut the dough into two halves with a knife.
Brush the entire surface with some melted butter and sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mix over the whole surface. Add walnuts also now if so. Start rolling from the end nearest to yourself and gently roll away from you, pinching the ends after you reach the other side.
Cut about 2-inch sized pieces and place cut side up on a greased pan. Leave some space for the dough to rise again. Cover and leave to rise for about 30 minutes. This is what it will look like after it has risen and is all ready to be put into the oven. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for 15 minutes. Drizzle with a mix of icing sugar and milk (add the milk one tbsp at a time and check the consistency everytime. make sure it is not too runny) over the warm rolls! 🙂
Voila! Magic happens! 😛
If you do try this recipe, do let me know how it turned out! And thanks for stopping by! 🙂