Nutella Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Icing
Cinnamon rolls are a true breakfast treat! I love the smell and taste of all that cinnamon and icing melting together at breakfast time. The problem is they take too long to make. I love my family, but it has to be a special occasion for me to invest the time in making those yeasty delights!
I had a hankering for some cinnamon rolls. But knew I wouldn’t have the time to devote to make any. I searched online to see if I could find a lazy-man’s recipe for cinnamon rolls. Low and behold I found a fantastically easy recipe from Iowa Girl Eats! This was like the “CliffsNotes” version of cinnamon rolls-which was exactly what I wanted!
I changed the filling from cinnamon to Nutella. I was sensing that my jar of Nutella was feeling neglected. Since I’m an equal opportunity baker, I decided it was time to use it up! I loved how the warm Nutella oozed out of each bite. There was just a subtle hint of cinnamon hidden beneath the hazelnut flavor. While I would normally use a traditional cream cheese icing for my cinnamon rolls, I thought I would lighten the icing flavor a bit and use mascarpone cheese instead. It turned out to be the perfect combination. The mascarpone doesn’t have that tangy flavor like cream cheese and it didn’t detract flavor from the Nutella. It was mild, creamy and delicious.
I have found my new favorite cinnamon roll. However, the trouble with having a delightful recipe that yields the most satisfyingly sweet rolls in under 45 minutes is that I have no excuse NOT to make then anytime the craving hits!!!
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