My husband loves anything that is sweet-he has a sweet tooth, expect me.You see nature’s law—-the more you love your husband & more reasons nature gives to hate him. Remember,Nature not me!!!!!! I am a sweet girl. I remember someone saying long back to me,”husband & wife are like rail tracks, who are parallel to each other. They don’t intersect in thoughts,personality & attitude towards life but still stay together. Similar to rail tracks, which run parallel but don’t intersect anywhere. Its obvious that for rail/train to run smooth the tracks should not intersect, similarly to balance out life god pair’s u with some one who is exactly, literally, in all sense opposite as you.
So that u deal with difference right form your door step. In lines with the proverb, ”charity begins at home”—”Handling difference begins at home”. Enough of philosophy, lets get to cooking.Sometimes u get sidetracked….Trying out different sweet dishes is my part of dealing with difference with the sweet tooth of my husband,for me sweet is only sugar. I dint eat anything more than gulab jamun, but now i make, want to try out different recipes. Remember i told u ….. opposites…..I am in a constant effort to reduce his sweet intake, as sweet is not good for health.So one week-end experimented with these Cinnamon Roll. It turned out well.Check out the below process.
A cinnamon roll is a sweet pastry served commonly in Northern Europe and North America. It consists of a rolled sheet of yeast dough onto which a cinnamon and sugar mixture is sprinkled over a thin coat of butter/cream
What u need
1) 1/2 a packed of puff pastry, i one i used is from sainsbury’s
2) 1/2 cup of smooth sugar.
3) 1/3 cup of cinnamon powder , I have the ready to use one.
4) 1/2 cup single cream- u cant get form any supermarket.
5) 1 tsp Vanilla essence
6) 2 tsp granulated sugar
How to do it
—Roll out the puff pastry into a big rectangle shape. You need to thaw the puff pastry before rolling it out. Keep it out of refrigerator for 1/2 an hour. Place your block on the generously sprinkled surface & roll out.Make at-least 2 turnovers while rolling. Do not sprinkle too much of flour while rolling,its important the dough remains sticky.If your puff pastry has dried out you will not get a good rise/puff while baking.Brush off the excess flour from pastry or else it will burn during baking.
—Ground the granulated sugar to smooth in a blender.Mix the powdered sugar with cinnamon powder.
—Generously apply butter on the top of rolled out puff pastry. Prefer a unsalted one, as this is a sweet offering.
—Spread the cinnamon & sugar mixture over the top of the puff pastry & roll from end as shown in the picture.
—You can ad your initials on the sugar spread.Like i did.Just kidding, it doesn’t matter while baking . PV are abbreviation for me & my husband.
— You need to keep some space in between each roll. Do not roll like a Frankie–too tight.Roll out gently, not firm.You need to give space for the puff pastry to puff while baking.Cut small circular shapes into individual portion & place it on a baking tray.
—Preheat the oven at 220°C/425°F for about 10 mins.. If your puff pastry does not rise enough during baking, it may be because your oven is not hot enough. Since steam is what puffs up the pastry,you need the right amount of steam. Puff pastry are temperamental & time-intensive.
—Place your tray & bake for 15mins. Check before you remove them from oven, as oven settings are different across the globe. You need to see for the colour — the the white puff pastry should turn to golden brown.
—Remove form oven & let them cool.
How to prepare Topping for Cinnamon Roll
—Mix the cream, vailla essence & sugar. Its should form a smooth running mixture.This mixture is called drizzle.The moment you place the cinnamon roll out of oven sprinkle the drizzle over the rolls. The drizzle will settle on the roll by the heat given-up to cool down by the baked rolls.
Adding drizzle helps the puff taste sweet in the mouth, incase the sugar has not evenly spread across while baking.
The effort looks tremendous, but its simple to make.Try twice & u will get it right.