Sweet Rolls: Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

posted by Linda in MO 09-20-102 8:32 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe By :Cooking Light Magazine. July 2002. Page: 152.
Serving Size : 16 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Yeast Rolls, Low-Fat
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups warm fat-free milk (100 degrees to 110 degrees)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 cups bread flour, divided
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in 1 1/4 cups milk in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and egg; stir well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Stir in 3 1/2 cups flour, cocoa, and salt to form a soft dough.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size. (Press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.)

Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16 x 8-inch rectangle. Brush egg white over entire surface. Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Starting at long side, roll up dough tightly, jelly roll fashion; pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends of roll).

Cut roll into 16 (1-inch) slices. Arrange slices, cut sides up, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake rolls at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir well. Drizzle over rolls.

Yield: 16 servings.

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