Thursday, May 30, 2013

Coconuts and scrolls...

It's a tradition in our family to bake Cinnamon Scrolls on Blossom's birthday, but I had such a nasty head cold last weekend that I gave her a rain check on them.
Today was rain check day!
Actually, it all starts the night before.
I make the dough, and roll the scrolls at night, then pop them in the fridge until early the next morning...

Surprisingly the dough will continue to rise in the fridge, so when I get up next morning they go straight in the oven for a hot breakfast treat!
 Served with a hot cappuccino, we celebrated Blossom's 19th once more.
Would you like to make them too?
The recipe for the sweet dough comes from an old favourite bread book of mine...
Just add these ingredients, in order, to your bread machine and set to 'dough'...

The measures above are Australian metric, so for my US friends here they are in Imperial...

1 1/4 cups water (300ml water)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons butter (40g)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons of sugar (60g)
3 3/4 cups white bread flour (525g)
4 tablespoons milk powder (60g)
1 teaspoon bread improver
2 1/4 teaspoons dried yeast

(I suggest you weigh the ingredients for the best results)
Once the dough cycle is finished, roll out the dough to a rectangle - about 10" x 14".
Mix one third of a cup of soft butter with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder. Spread this over the dough.
Roll up the dough like a Swiss Roll. Cut into 12 slices, and lay them in a baking dish lined with baking paper.
Place in the fridge overnight.
Next morning heat your oven to 190C (390F). Bake the scrolls for about 15-20 minutes.

Mix together a heaped cup of icing sugar (powdered sugar), a teaspoon of strawberry essence, and enough milk to make a smooth icing.
Drizzle over the hot scrolls as soon as they come out of the oven. 

Have I ever told you that we have a Coconut Palm growing right outside our front door?
I was outside this morning taking photos of the original version of Romeo Roses made into a cushion .....
...when I realised you may not know about my coconuts. I think it's pretty neat to have coconuts in the front yard!
 I can't wait until they are ready. Mmmm, fresh coconut is wonderful!

(The Romeo Roses pattern is available HERE)

Don't forget to sign up for my Free Friday Newsletter as soon as possible because in tomorrow's newsletter I am sharing the pattern for this gorgeous vase wrap with all subscribers!

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Have a lovely evening! Mr E is back from his working trip away so I am smiling from ear to ear...


Abby and Stephanie said...

I'll have a Cinnamon Scroll with my tea please. YUM!

Melody said...

I'm with Stephanie, they look delicious.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Yes we'll all be right down ( or over) to share those yummy rolls :). Thanks for the recipe.

And do love that coconut tree! I had banana trees when we lived in Texas-raised them from babies and enjoyed the fruits of my labor!

Glad you are feeling better :)

Dolores said...

I'd love to use the recipe but I have never heard of 'bread improver.' I wonder if it would turn out OK if I didn't put it in... It looks so good.

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suz said...

Those look yummy, but we're finally getting hot weather, so no baking right now! I just got my Mondaisy pattern - love it! I have a package of Lecien Sugar Flower fabric that is going to go great with this! I also got the freebie pattern while I was there - thank you so much for offering that. Can't wait to get started stitching! Have a lovely weekend.

Carla said...

those rolls look yummy.
Thanks for sharing the recipe