We're heading out on a road trip tomorrow, so after a snack discussion this morning it was decided that James and Bella would bake cinnamon scrolls for us to take. James went through a stage of making scrolls for us last winter, but we haven't had any for months and months. I must say, they're the yummiest scrolls in the world.
Today he taught Bella to make them. They stood side by side in the kitchen making a batch each - James offering tips and advice when needed and Bella taking in every word her brother was telling her.
I love that Bella has a big brother to teach her new things.
The scrolls were iced before dinner and we've all enjoyed a few too many this evening. You know, taste testing and all before tomorrow - highly important!
I've posted the recipe for these before, but just incase you're a new reader and would like to make your own scrumptious cinnamon scrolls, here it is again:
Ingredients for the main mixture:
90 grams butter
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup milk
For the filling:
120 grams butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
For the icing:
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon boiling water - possibly a little drop more if needed
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Combine the self raising flour and butter in a mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the flour with your hands until the mixture is nice and smooth with no big lumps. Add a pinch of salt and also the milk. Mix with a spoon or spatula until a ball of dough is formed.
Pop a little flour on a cutting board (to prevent the dough sticking) and knead the dough a little bit - for a minute or so. Then, roll out into a nice sized rectangle - about 25cm X 40cm on the cutting board.
Now, we'll mix up the filling. Combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix this really well with a small spoon or use clean hands to combine if you prefer. Spread out the paste over the top of the base and then roll up the scroll lengthways.
Slice the scroll into about 15 pieces and place these on a baking tray. Pop in the oven for around 15 minutes. They should be a nice golden brown colour when you remove them.
Now, combine the icing sugar and boiling water and drizzle over the scrolls - we do our drizzling while the scroll is still slightly warm. Work fast before the icing sets and also ensure that the icing isn't too sloppy :)
Let cool and enjoy :)