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Cocoa buns

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manuela

Cocoa buns

These are nicely flavored with cocoa and cinnamon and lightly frosted.

Full recipe is here

http://bakinghistory.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/cocoa-buns/

cocoa buns

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browndog

Boy, I could go for one of those for breakfast right now. I love the idea of a little cinnamon and frosting with the cocoa. MMM.

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Trishinomaha

I can see these in our near future - also looks like a good and different treat to take to my office "family"...

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Trishinomaha

I can see these in our near future - also looks like a good and different treat to take to my office "family"...

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manuela

Thanks browndog and Trish.

These are really great with coffee.

Trish, in case you bring them to the office: the icing will slightly melt if the rolls are kept in an airtight container. Paper bags or a cardboard box (like those for donuts) work best.

:-)

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TinGull

Those look ridiculously amazing and I MUST make them...tonight in fact!  I must....oh, I must.....

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Jamila

look amazing! I hope to try them soon.

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Christina

I saw some chocolate rolls the other day and have since been looking for a similar recipe. The icing on yours looks perfect.

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Trishinomaha

I checked it out today and it looks like it has some great recipes so I've added it to my Bloglines list. If it's yours - good job! If not, thanks for pointing me to it.

 Trish

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Trishinomaha

I just put a batch of this dough together (like 10 minutes ago) and the recipe didn't say when to add the cinamon so I left if out accidentally (probably should have gone into the cocoa and flour mixture). Can I go back and put it in the mixer and try to knead the cinnamon into it? Also doesn't say how much salt so since it was 3.5 cups of flour I used a teaspon...Need a response soon!

Thanks guys!

Trish

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browndog

Trish, go right ahead and work it in, you could even just knead it by hand if you already cleaned the mixer, and that would probably be easier on the dough as well. A teaspoon of salt is probably ample, though I might personally throw in another quarter teaspoon, but it likely won't matter in the end. Good luck.

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Trishinomaha

That's just what I did. I hauled it out of the bowl, gently stretched it and sprinkled the cinnamon down the middle then folded a few times, kneaded it a little and put it back in the bowl to rise. I'll let you know how it turns out. That's what I get for not thoroughly reading a recipe  :-0.

 Trish

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manuela

Trish, I apologize for not realizing I had not included the amount of salt (1/4 tsp) and that the cinnamon had to be sifted with the cocoa and flour. I just corrected the post. Thank you for pointing it out!  Baking History is actually my blog, thank you for adding it to your favorites!!!

And thank you BrownDog, for your advice-- I read Trish's question just now and my answer would have been too late...  

:-)