Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Super Sexy Cinnamon Rolls With An Even Sexier Glazing

Some of you may have known that last Thursday on the 1st March I celebrated being one year less young. How did I celebrate this? by eating cake of course! Who wouldn't want to eat copious amounts of cake right before the summer when they're trying to slim down in order to pull of the bikini that they've yet to brave? Anyways, I deserved it! I'm sixteen! And, to celebrate this fact, I decided to treat all you readers out there to a full list of the new privileges that I'm entitled to here in England now that I'm sixteen (thanks again Google):
  • I can live independently, subject to certain conditions being met. 
  • I can get married with my parents' consent.
  • I can ride a moped of up to 50ccs.
  • I can pilot a glider.
  • I can legally have sex with a boy (Woo).
  • I can have an abortion without my parents' consent.
  • I can have beer or cider whilst eating a meal in a restaurant or an eating area of a pub, but not in the bar.
  • I can get a full time job.
  • I can withdraw more money from a bank than before (not that I know how much that was).
  • I can leave home (but don't worry mum, that's not happening any time soon).
  • I may leave school (not that I'm intending to).
  • I can buy a lottery ticket.
  • I can buy premium bonds.
  • I can sell scrap metal.
  • I can join a Trade Union.
  • I can choose my own doctor.
  • I can claim social security benefit.
  • I can apply for a passport.

Phew! That's a long list! Mind you, I doubt I will be doing most of these things as of yet, but It's nice to know I can. My birthday was actually extended over a total of three days, because I was at school on Thursday and Friday, and then went out for a birthday dinner on Saturday night. But after those three days, boy was I happy! My wonderful mother gave me a Kitchen aid (my jaw actually hit the floor when I got this) and I used that twice over the weekend (more of that later); her boyfriend (who is, I think I should mention, a bit of a babe) and his children gave me a waffle iron (again, more on that later), an adorable little cake shaped timer a worktop saver and a matching set of three adorable cake tins and finally, my awesome brother gave me two lovely mixing bowls and some really cool cupcake cases. How lucky am I?!?!

Ok, now I realise that I'm boring you all so I will just shut up and get on with the recipe.
Oh God. No one will know how long I have been searching for a fabulous cinnamon roll recipe, and while this one isn't quite the bee's knees, for one that I didn't even have to leave to rise, I was pretty damn impressed! Even my mum, who doesn't really like cinnamon said she liked them, but then again, she is my mum, and I guess she's supposed to say that, but Freddie said they weren't too bad which, for anyone who knows him, is quite the complement!
Now I really will shut up and give you the recipe!

Actually one more thing, a quick thank you to Mercedes from Desert Candy whom I have stolen this recipe from, she is awesome and I literally want to cook almost every one of her recipes! Seriously, check it out.

Ok sorry! Here's the recipe!

Super Sexy Cinnamon Rolls With An Even Sexier Glazing
Bare Necessities
For the rolls
2cups/200g Plain Flour
2tbsp Brown Sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/2tsp Salt
4tbsp Butter
3/4cup/177ml Milk

For the filling
1/4cup/50g Brown Sugar
1tbsp Cinnamon

For the glaze
2tbsp Cream Cheese
3-4tbsp Milk
1cup Icing Sugar (plus a bit extra to edit the consistency)

1. Preheat the oven to 425F/220C.
2. Grease and line a square tin.
3. On a low heat, melt the butter.
4. Once the butter has melted, turn the heat to the lowest and add the 3/4cup of milk and then take of the heat and leave to cool.
5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 2tbsp sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
6. Slowly fold in the milk and butter mix until fully combined.
7. Once the dough is of a mailable texture, roll out to about 10/18inches (26/46cm) on a floured surface.
8. Combine the 1/4cup brown sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough until fully covered. If needs be, feel free to make some more, but it should be enough.
9. Gently roll up from one of the short ends until the dough is all rolled up.
10. If it is particularly warm in your kitchen, you may want to wrap it in cling film and leave it in the fridge to chill for 10 mins. If not, just ignore this step.
11. Slice up the roll at roughly 2inch (5cm) intervals and place them snugly into the pan.
12. Pop into the oven for 20-25 mins or until a nice golden colour.
13. Mix together the cream cheese, remaining milk and icing sugar until a drizzleable consistency, adding more icing sugar or milk as you need.
14. Once the rolls are out and cool, place them on a plate and drizzle the icing over the top and enjoy!