There is nothing like a warm, sweet treat in the morning to start your day off right. Cinnamon rolls have long been a breakfast and brunch favorite because they are satisfying and delicious. Their recipes are often complicated, causing many people to eat store bought cinnamon rolls instead. Try this easy recipe that makes six servings and you will never again buy a cinnamon roll from the store.
You will need:
• 1 one-pound loaf of frozen white bread dough, thawed
• ¾ cup powdered sugar
• 1/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped coarsely
• ¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed
• 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
• 3 tablespoons butter, melted
• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon buttermilk
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
• 8x8x2-inch baking dish
• Pastry brush
• Measuring spoons
• Small bowl
• Medium bowl
• Rolling pin
• Plastic wrap
Step 1: Brush the sides and bottom of the baking dish with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Mix brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, cloves, and sugar in a small bowl.
Step 2: Lightly flour a flat surface and use the rolling pin to roll out dough, forming a 12×9-inch rectangle. Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle nut mixture from Step 1 over the dough, allowing a ½-inch border along the bottom and top.
Step 3: Begin at one long side and roll the dough in jelly roll fashion to form a log. Pinch the seam area to seal the log. Cut the log to form 9 equally sized pieces. Place the rolls into the baking dish with the cut side down, evenly spacing them. Use plastic wrap to cover the dish. Allow the rolls to rise within a warm location free of drafts about 45 minutes or until they are puffed.
Step 4: Put oven rack in center of the oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 5: Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and bake cinnamon rolls about 25 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown. While these are baking, whisk buttermilk, mascarpone cheese, and powdered sugar in the medium bowl until creamy and smooth.
Step 6: After removing cinnamon rolls from the oven, brush the rolls with the 1 tablespoon butter remaining. Drizzle the cheese mixture on top and serve warm.