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Panini Dolci alla Cannella e Mandorla

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SylviaH

Panini Dolci alla Cannella e Mandorla

Almond-Scented Cinnamon Rolls- I know more cinnamon rolls..but these are a little different and a delicious Italian version!  My husband has been begging for cinnamon rolls and it has been a while...so I thought I would make some with an bit of an Italian flare..this is my adaptation from a recipe on the http://www.rusticocooking.com.  The dough is easy and comes together so fast in the food processor.  This is the first time I have made dough in a food processor..I have to say I was amazed.  I also liked the fact that they added the butter before the liquid ingredients because I think this does make a difference! You get a more tender crumb by discouraging the onset of the gluten formation.  I think this definately makes a difference even with little bit of butter that goes into this dough!  No eggs are in the recipe!  I used King Arthur All-Purpose flour.  I mixed the dough the night before and without shaping the rolls, placed the dough in a lightly buttered bowl.  Placed in the refrigerator overnight and the next morning let it warm up to room temperature and then rolled out the dough and formed the rolls.   I doubled the filling replacing half of the flour with Almond Meal and adding a little brown with the granulated sugar.  I used only buttermilk in this recipe.  When the rolls were glazed I kept the glaze thin...not a thick glaze like my cinnamon rolls usually have and just before baking I added a very light sprinkling of King Arthurs expresso powder on the proofed rolls.  When the rolls where finished baking I removed them right away from the pan...I would suggest parchment lined pans instead of just buttering the pans.  I glazed the rolls and made double the recipe and used it all...topping the glaze with slivered almonds.


These rolls definately had a very tender, delicious crumb and the overall almond flavor the light sprinkling of expresso powder was only noticable if you knew it was there... topped off with a cup of espresso was absolutely wonderful! 


        


 






Sylvia


                                                                                                      


 


 


 

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Paddyscake's picture
Paddyscake

don't I wish!! Sylvia, those look scrumptious. It's been a while since I made Cinnamon rolls. I was trolling the site for this weekend's bake..I think I've got it!


Thanks, Betty


PS: I bookmarked the Rustico site, it looks really cool!

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SylviaH

Thank you, Betty!  These are so very tender and go down lightly...enjoy your weekend baking!


Sylvia

xaipete's picture
xaipete

They look real nice, Sylvia. My husband loves cinnamon rolls too. I love the idea of the almonds on top and how you adapted the recipe. You are too creative. I bet the buttermilk made the rolls very tender.


That's a really nice web site too with a lot of very interesting recipes. I've added it to the 1000 other sites I've bookmarked.


http://www.rusticocooking.com/recipes.htm


--Pamela

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SylviaH

Thank you, Pamela!  I think it's so funny when I ask Mike, should I make cinnamon rolls?  He lights up!  I bet your husband does the same!  It strange I won't drink a glass of buttermilk..but I absolutely love anything that is made with buttermilk.  Glad you enjoy the website.


Sylvia

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cafe-moi

I've been eyeing that recipe on Rustico Cooking for some time.  I like that you used almond meal in the filling.  I was thinking of using almond paste instead of the flour in the filling.  Love the idea of the powdered expresso sprinkle.  Mmmmmm.

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SylviaH

It's a very nice recipe..I have made a similar one on my blog with almond paste in my 'daisy ring' http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/12398/what-i-did-my-frozen-pizza-dough-today I know this can be put in shorter link but I don't know how to do that!- but I think just a little almond meal/flour keeps the rolls nice and light.  The espresso does give a nice little hint of flavor thats very enjoyable and different on a cinnamon roll.  The overnight in the refrigerator adds even more flavor to the dough.


Sylvia

Nomadcruiser53's picture
Nomadcruiser53

I really like the look of those buns. Dave

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SylviaH

Thank you, Dave!  We didn't get to look at them to long!


Sylvia

ques2008's picture
ques2008

wow, sylvia,


another one i can imitate!

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SylviaH

I highly recommend real potatoes in this recipe!  Happy baking!


Sylvia 

summerbaker's picture
summerbaker

I'm pretty sure that I would never get tired of cinnamon roll posts!  I'll definitely have to try these.  Ever since the first recipe that I made using potato, I've been hooked!


Summer