Hello Tuesday!

After the fun day in San Francisco I am back in the kitchen again. 🙂 Woo Hoo!!

Today I am posting 2 recipes, one that I created just the other day.  Let me know your thoughts and comments below on this recipe.

Greek Caramel Cinnamon Roll Recipe-

I call them “Greek” caramel because you will notice that I incorporated Nescafe into the sauce. I figured it would add some great flavor to the caramel sauce, and it really did. You can definitely taste the coffee in the caramel.  My family and friends loved these because they weren’t too sweet, and they are different. Tired of the boring cinnamon rolls… Try these out!

 

For the Dough:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 oz of packaged yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 of all purpose flour- (or more if needed)

 

For the Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • optional- 3/4 cup of pecans chopped

For the Glaze-Greek Caramel Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of warm water
  • 6 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of heavy whip cream
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla flavoring

Directions:

Place oven temperature on 350 degrees or 180 celcius.

In a bowl, dissolve the yeast with the warm water. Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, add in the milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and the egg.

Add in two cups of flour and mix until smooth.

Add in the yeast mixture , and mix in the remaining flour until the dough is easy to handle and isn’t too sticky.

Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes.

Place in a well greased bowl, and cover and let sit for about 11/2 hours or until doubled in size.

When dough is doubled in size, punch down and roll the dough out into a rectangle about 15 by 9 inches long.

Place the melted butter onto the dough, and spread evenly.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle the mix evenly onto the butter.

If you want to add pecans, sprinkle the pecans over the dough.

Beginning at the side closest to you, start by rolling up the dough, and making sure to pinch the edges together to seal.

This is the fun part, and I will be posting a video on this, but to ensure your cuts will go all the way through, I use dental floss. Yes, I said dental floss lol. It is the best way to cut all the way through, and basically you will be criss crossing your dental floss into the dough. See picture below.  You should get at least 15 slices out of it.

To prepare the baking pan, place a bit of butter on the bottom of the pan to coat along with some sprinkled sugar. I didn’t put too much sugar because I used the Greek caramel to go over the top.

Place each cinnamon roll slice next to one another, and let rise for about 30 minutes.

While the dough is rising, prepare the Greek caramel sauce.

Greek Caramel Sauce-

(You can double this recipe, as it doesn’t make too much.)

In a saucepan, over medium heat, place the instant coffee and warm water together. Dissolve the instant coffee into the water, and stir.

Stir in the sugar, butter, and cream. Bring all ingredients to a boil and making to sure to stir frequently. Next reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 3 minutes or so. Remove from heat.

Pour the sauce over the cinnamon rolls, and try to reserve some after they come out of the oven.

Place cinnamon rolls in oven, and cook for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Remove from oven and add a bit more of the caramel on top, and enjoy.

Kali Orexi!

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