I have some extremely happy news! Today my number of views hit over a 100 000!! This is crazy for me. It makes me exuberant and inspired and gives me a feeling that yessssss I should keep doing this! I don't blog in the sake of getting popular. I am doing it because I LOVE it. I love baking, cooking, sharing my successful recipes and taking pictures of them :) I am doing it for sheer joy. But getting positive feedback definitely gives me a boost of happiness and confidence at the same time. I mean, what's the point of sharing if nobody gets their share, right? So, I want to say thank you for reading my thoughts on cooking and baking. It means a lot to me, I still shriek in excitement if I get a comment :) Let alone how super happy it makes me when someone tries my recipe... I will be trying to post unique recipes, recipes I create because these are always so interesting! Right now, there are some recipes that were copycats (I tell you when I do that) but I also have many that were popped out of my head. So in the future, there will be more and more my own recipes. Hope you'll like it :)
But let's talk about these cinnamon rolls. I had this recipe since I was 15, I've used it several times so I thought why not celebrate my 100000th view with cinnamon rolls? So I dig for the recipe and found it in my old recipe notebook. Look how used it looks!
I didn't quite remember if I had any adjustments to the recipe, all I knew was that it was quick, easy and delicious! That sounds perfect, right? I thought so...
So I went ahead and realized oh-oh something's not right. The dough was way too sticky. But I was hesitant on adding more flour because I didn't remember if it was supposed to be this sticky or I just added more without noting it. So I pretty much tried to make it work without more flour until I got so frustrated that I almost gave up!
Fortunately, my mom came to rescue me and added some more flour. I will give you the already corrected recipe. Other than that, it was really quick, easy and delicious! You don't need to wait hours to let the dough rise because of the yeast, this recipe uses baking powder and soda! Okay, here you go!
Cinnamon-Walnut Rolls with Mascarpone Frosting
For the filling
1/3 cup or 80 grams butter, softened
1 cup or 205 grams brown sugar
3 and a half teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup toasted walnuts
For the rolls
2 and 3/4 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1,5 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup or 115 grams butter
2/3 cup milk
For the frosting
250 grams Mascarpone or Philadelphia cream cheese
60 grams powdered sugar
35 grams butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling, cream butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together and set it aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter and mix it until crumbly. Whisk the egg and milk together and add it to the dry ingredients. Whirl to combine. Knead if necessary. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll it out.
Now spread the filling over. I used a little cocoa filling as well ( 1 tablespoon melted butter with 3 tablespoons sweetened cocoa).
If you'd like some chocolate rolls as I wanted, then spread it like above the picture.
When you spread the cinnamon-sugar on the dough, place the walnuts on top.
Roll it up and cut into 15-18 slices.
Glaze one whisked egg on top of the rolls.
Bake them for 15 minutes on 180C.
While you're waiting for the rolls to bake, let's make the frosting.
Cream the butter and the cream cheese together. Add in gradually the powdered sugar and vanilla.
When the rolls are ready and cooled down, frost them with the cream cheese frosting!