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Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

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Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Why is cinnamon roll so famous in Europe and USA?

I’m really curious.

While I haven’t really had a Cinnamon Bun before, I have seen enough TV shows & movies to realize this is one of the all time favorites. Which is why I decided I would make these.

But the problem is …

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

A) I do not like cinnamon in my baked goodies.

B) I will make an exception if it is compensated by truckloads of Chocolate.

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Hence I decided to make Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls. I wasn’t sure how much I’d enjoy these so I didn’t wanna make a separate batch of dough. I had some leftover Pizza dough and used that. (yep, sue me for opting the shortcut! :D) But the chocolate really mellowed down the cinnamon and you’ll see me make the regular version of these Cinnamon buns soon!

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON ROLLS RECIPE

You’ll need –

chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Flour the work surface lightly. Roll out the dough into a rectangle. (doesn’t have to be perfect)
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Sprinkle with Brown sugar and cinnamon leaving about an inch on each side.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Grate some chocolate all over the rolled out dough.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

From side closest to you, start rolling closely.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Roll into a tight log.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Cut into equal size pieces.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Place them slightly apart on a well greased baking pan.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Cover and let them rise for another 30 minutes.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Sprinkle the top of each roll with brown sugar.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Bake in preheated oven 170 C for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Serve warm.
chocolate cinnamon rolls recipe

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
 
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Serves: 8 mini rolls
Ingredients
(I used leftover pizza dough which worked just fine for mini rolls.)
  • 4 oz Pizza dough
For the filling
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • ½ cup Grated Chocolate (milk / dark)
Others
  • Melted Butter for brushing the rolls
  • More brown sugar
Notes
  • Brown sugar gives a better taste and stickiness to the buns. You can use regular sugar although it make not taste the same.
Instructions
  1. Flour the work surface lightly. Roll out the dough into a rectangle of 1 inch thickness. (doesn't have to be perfect)
  2. Sprinkle with Brown sugar and cinnamon leaving about an inch on each side.
  3. Grate some chocolate all over the rolled out dough.
  4. From side closest to you, start rolling closely. Roll into a tight log.
  5. Cut the log into equal size pieces.
  6. Place them slightly apart on a well greased baking pan.
  7. Cover and let them rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 170 C / 350 F
  8. Brush each roll with melted butter & Sprinkle the top of each roll with brown sugar
  9. Bake in preheated oven 170 C for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm.
Notes
  1. You can glaze these with chocolate ganache or sauce if necessary
  2. Store in fridge. Always warm slightly before eating

 

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