Confetti Cinnamon Scrolls

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The way to everyone’s heart is with a tray of colorful Confetti Cinnamon Scrolls. Treat yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

It’s hard not to find yourself getting caught up in the hoopla of Valentine’s Day when you’re in America.

It is a huge deal over here – supermarket’s have whole aisle’s dedicated to gifts, cards and flowers. Candy brands including m&m, Hershey’s, Dove and Reese’s release Valentine’s Day-edition sweets, in various shades of pink and red and usually in heart shapes.

Shops are decorated with hearts and other lovey-dovey paraphernalia and even the TV shows have Valentine’s Day specials. There’s no hiding from this sweet holiday and I’m okay with that.

Whether you have a partner or not, I’m all for celebrating a day a love. It’s a great excuse to catch up with family and friends over a nice meal… because everyone knows that the way to most of our hearts is through our stomachs. Am I right?

This year I’ll be kicking off Valentine’s Day early, with a warm batch of Confetti Cinnamon Scrolls for breakfast.

Make the recipe below or use this simple Cheat’s Edition recipe. Both are equally as colorful and delicious!

Tell me dear reader, do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? What dish is the  way to your heart?

INGREDIENTS

Dough

1 cup of milk, warm

2 eggs

75g butter

5 cups flour

2/3 cups sugar

1 x packet (7g) yeast

Cinnamon/Sugar mix

50g cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tbs ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

500g Philadelphia Cream Cheese

500g soft icing sugar (also known as powdered sugar)

1 tsp vanilla essence

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 375ºF and line a baking tray.

Dough (with a bread maker)

  1. Add dough ingredients, in order listed above, to the bread maker and press the ‘Dough’ option on the machine. Sit back and let the machine do all the work.
  2. After your dough has finished in the bread maker, turn onto a lightly floured surface.
  3. Using a rolling-pin roll the dough into a large rectangle and let it rest for 15 minutes. Next, make the Cinnamon-Sugar mix.

Dough (by hand)

  1. Mix the cup of warm milk with the yeast in a bowl and stir until there are no clumps in the bowl.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, salt, butter and eggs until well combined then knead to form a ball. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm location to allow dough to double in size (at least an hour).
  3. After the hour turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  4. Using a rolling-pin roll the dough into a large rectangle and let it rest for 15 minutes. Next, make the Cinnamon-Sugar mix.

Cinnamon – Sugar mix

  1. While the dough is resting, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Brush melted butter evenly over the rectangle then sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mix on top.
  3. Roll the dough tightly and seal with a little bit of water
  4. Cut the roll into 1 1/2 cm sections and place each piece onto the lined tray (leaving enough room between each roll, as they will expand slightly whilst cooking)
  5. Cover the tray again with the clean tea towel and allow to double in size, which should take about 30 minutes.
  6. Put in oven for 12-17 minutes, or until golden.

Frosting

  1. Beat cream cheese using an electric mixer (or hand mixer) until smooth.
  2. Add icing sugar and vanilla and beat again until combined and fairly smooth.
  3. As soon as the rolls are out of the oven, place a generous dollop of the frosting on top. Watch that delicious frosting ooze over the scroll.
  4. Eat fresh or zap in the microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften the rolls and melt the frosting.
  5. Sprinkle with the sprinkles or 100’s and 1000’s.

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