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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nutella Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

As February 14th approaches, i've been giving some thought about the importance of a Valentines breakfast. Lets face it, chocolates and bubbly are great, but you need to start the day with something Valentines appropriate to get to the point of bubbly oblivion right? And since Valentines begs for all things chocolate, I am sharing my latest recipe for my greatest breakfast obsession: The Nutella roll. It is like a cinnamon roll but instead of loads of cinnamon sugar within the folds & rolls there is smooth yummy Nutella. Yes a Nutella roll!
What a way to start your day! Crabs loaded with Nutella. A combination that will give you flutters, goosebumps and the urge to hit high pitched notes; can you get better side effects then that? I think not! Enjoy!
Nutella Rolls
2 cups Whole Milk
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Sugar
1 packages Active Dry Yeast, 0.25 Ounce Packets
4 cups (Plus 1/2 Cup Extra, Separated) All-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda
1/2 Tablespoon (heaping) Salt
1 Jar of Nutella
Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz Cream Cheese soften
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoons milk
Preparation InstructionsFor the dough, heat the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Set aside and cool to warm. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit on the milk for 1 minute.
Add 4 cups of the flour. Stir until just combined, then cover with a clean kitchen towel, and set aside in a relatively warm place for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the towel and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining flour. Stir thoroughly to combine. Use the dough right away, or place in a mixing bowl and refrigerate for up to 3 days, punching down the dough if it rises to the top of the bowl. (Note: dough is easier to work with if it’s been chilled for at least an hour or so beforehand.)
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
To assemble the rolls, remove half the dough from the pan/bowl. On a floured baking surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 x 10 inches. The dough should be rolled very thin.
Spread Nutella on your dough generously.
Now, beginning at the end farthest from you, roll the rectangle tightly towards you. Use both hands and work slowly, being careful to keep the roll tight. Don’t worry if the filling oozes as you work; that just means the rolls are going to be divine. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and flip the roll so that the seam is face down. When you’re finished, you’ll wind up with one long log.
Slip a cutting board underneath the roll and with a sharp knife, make 1/2-inch slices. One “log “should produce about 12 to 15 rolls. Pour a couple of teaspoons of melted butter into disposable foil cake pans and swirl to coat. Place the sliced rolls in the pans, being careful not to overcrowd. (Each pan will hold 7 to 9 rolls.)
Repeat the rolling/Nutella process with the other half of the dough and more pans. Cover all the pans with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise on the countertop for at least 20 minutes before baking. 
Remove the towel and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Don’t allow the rolls to become overly brown.
While the rolls are baking, make icing: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream cheese, milk. Splash in the vanilla. Whisk until very smooth. (if to thick add milk a tablespoon at a time to get a spreadable consistency.)
Remove pans from the oven. Let the rolls cool. Once cooled cover the rolls with icing. Be sure to get it all around the edges and over the top. Enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Mela,

Your photo makes me want to run straight to the kitchen and get started on the dough for this recipe. Divine. Happy to have found your blog.


Letty Blanchard said...

Sounds delicious. What size jar, though? The smaller one? I tend to buy the big jars since we go through it pretty fast!

Unknown said...

Delicious yummy...your recipes....
Chowringhee Kamla Nagar

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