Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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Cinnamon Rolls
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Soft, warm cinnamon rolls, now made healthy.

Ingredients of Cinnamon Rolls

  • For the Dough:
  • 3/4 cup paneer or cottage cheese ( a 5 inch chunk)
  • 1/3 cup low fat buttermilk (lukewarm milk mixed with lemon) it should be curdled.
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 inch chunk of unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • About 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/4 Tbsp baking soda
  • For the Filling:
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4th cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp ground cardamom
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 packet of cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1.Heat the oven to 190 C. Grease the sides and bottom of a round baking pan with butter.
  • 2.Put the paneer, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth, for about 20 seconds.
  • 3.In another bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and add this to the mixie.
  • 4.Start and stop the mixie in short bursts just until the dough clumps together. The dough will be soft and moist.
  • 5.Dump the dough out and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth.
  • 6.With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 12×15-inch rectangle.
  • For the Filling:
  • 1.Brush the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border unbuttered around the edges.
  • 2.In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, powdered cinnamon and green cardamom powder.
  • 3.Sprinkle the mixture over the buttered area of the dough and press gently into the surface.
  • 4.Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style. Pinch the seam to seal.
  • 5.With a sharp knife, cut the roll into equal pieces. Place them in a greased pan and bake until golden brown and firm to the touch. Say, about 15 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.
  • 6.For the glaze, in a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make a smooth glaze. Add milk as needed to achieve desired consistency. Spread onto warm rolls.