I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Cinnamon Roll Bread

One word ... keeper !

A good friend of mine was telling me she had a ball of store bought pizza dough that had thawed and re-froze and she wasn't sure if it was still good for pizza. She wondered if making cinnamon rolls from it would work. That got me thinking/researching...

(Side note: My friend is Italian and when I heard that she buys store bought pizza dough I felt vindicated for having not made pizza dough from scratch in years!! If she can do it, I can do it!)

450g pizza dough
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
2 tsps cinnamon

1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsps milk
1/2 tsp instant coffee granules

I used frozen pizza dough, so I just left the ball in a covered bowl on the counter most of the day. Once doubled in size roll out on a floured board to 1/4" thickness and about 8 X 12".

Combine the sugars, butter and cinnamon and spread or crumble evenly over the dough leaving 1/2" space around the edge. From the long edge, roll up the dough gently but firmly.

Take a sharp knife and cut through the middle lengthwise.

Then, beginning at one end, twist the entire length.

Take one end and curl it towards the middle...

and bring the other end in to form a round. Carefully lift onto a parchment lined baking sheet. (I was soooo impressed with myself at this point!!)

Bake at 350 F for 30-33 minutes

Mix the glaze ingredients together. I guess you could omit the coffee if you like, but I found it just gave an extra layer of flavour to the bread and not really too coffee-tasting at all.

Once the bread has cooled at least 10 minutes, drizzle the glaze all over.

It's a thing of beauty!

One bite and I knew I'd be making this again soon!

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