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Cinnamon Rolls (Just like Cinnabon!) July 21, 2012

Posted by thelazychef in Bread.
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There was such an awesome smell that wavered through the house when this was baking in the oven!

And the moment it came out, I couldn’t resist sinking my teeth into it!

And boy was it delicious and fluffy!!! **cue : It’s soooo flufffyyyy! aka Agnes from Despicable Me!**

The quality of this roll is just fantastic. I added in lightly toasted walnuts into the cinnamon brown sugar filling and I really think it made all the difference! Everyone raved about it!

I made this with my breadmaker so I must say that it was really simple. I will probably try making this again soon without a breadmaker and hope to post my results here… but in the meantime, here’s the recipe:

Cinnamon Rolls

Bread ingredients

235 ml warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
75 g butter, melted
200g wholewheat flour
400g unbleached bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
80g white sugar
10g yeast

Filling

180g brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
75g butter, softened
70g chopped lightly toasted walnuts

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar,ย  walnuts, cinnamon and butter into a paste.
  3. Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle. Sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 60 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 20 minutes or till top is golden brown. Enjoy!

Notes: Bread best eaten on day it is baked. But this is quite a big portion and if you have extras you wish to have for breakfast the next day, place the cinnamon rolls in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm it up so that it’ll be hot and fluffy again!

Hello world! Welcome back to thelazychef! July 21, 2012

Posted by thelazychef in A note from thelazychef.
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Hello everyone!

Did anyone miss me?

I must say that it was a big decision for me to start blogging again, given my really busy schedule at work! It has been 4 years since I last posted and I must admit that I’ve grown slightly weary of blogging over the years. Even my personal blog has lost steam!

However, though I stopped blogging, I didn’t stop baking and I have been baking/cooking very regularly for friends and loved ones. My colleagues, friends and family members can never get enough of my homemade goodies and always make special requests for sweet treats! I’ve grown to love cooking and love hosting friends at my house over a nice prepared meal or bringing along a savoury treat for picnics with friends.

It is indeed such a joy to prepare and cook for friends and loved ones and though it can be tiring, I really enjoy the time spent in the kitchen and actually think that it’s such a therapeutic hobby!

And since I’ve been deeply blessed by God to have a talent in cooking/baking, I’ve been trying to spread the love of cooking with my girlfriends too. Many of them are starting to settle down and I believe that it’s important for them to learn simple dishes to feed their hungry husbands (a hungry man is an angry man isn’t it!)… so I’ve been began organising simple get-togethers to teach simple cooking… My ultimate dream? Have my very own cooking show just like Nigella! And teach cooking through a fun and cheery (and sexy!) way! ๐Ÿ™‚

My intent of blogging again is to share the fun and simple recipes that I’ve been trying. I hope that you will continue to support me and feel free to ask any questions! I will try my best to teach/impart my experience to you so that you too, can experience the joys of cooking/baking!

I’ve got a couple of beautiful recipes that I’ve been working on and succeeded on and will post them real soon. Till then, don’t drool all over, cos thelazychef won’t clean after you! ๐Ÿ™‚