I am guilty of overdoing the chocolate bit here. Dark Chocolate And Orange Biscotti and then Almond Brownies. Now Nutella and Orange Rolls. I could have been smart and said I am going to be doing some kind of a chocolate extravaganza on my blog. But I guess its only a little too late. Where is my time-machine when I need it?
You see, a chocoholic has little choice when she wakes up one day to realize her jar of chocolate hazelnut spread expires in just a few days. Unthinkable for a chocoholic to waste all that chocolate (can see you nod your head in agreement). A crying shame if a blogger doesn't take this opportunity to 'make' a post ( we all agree on this I know). So for starters, I make these easy easy rolls which need hardly any hands on time. The perfect thing as I had just enough time to make the dough the previous day, just enough time to shape the rolls and bake them first thing in the morning.
When Ree Drummond has tried 4 variations of the 'evil rolls', I can surely put another variation here. The ever popular Nutella and some grated orange zest in soft, sweet yeasted rolls. Hope this is forgivable. Greatest horror of horrors, I have had no time or opportunity to bake anything new (deliberation delayed this post), but thankfully have had just enough time to copy paste the text from Cinnamon Rolls. Hope this is forgivable as well...
Milk - 1 cup / 240 ml ( I used 2%)
Sugar - 1/4 cup / 50 grams
Vegetable Oil (or any flavorless oil) - 1/4 cup
Instant yeast (Or active dried yeast) - 1 1/4 teaspoon
All Purpose Flour - 260g (2 cups) plus 33g (1/4 cup) Divided use
Baking powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Baking soda (scant, i.e, a little less than, just below the rim of the spoon) - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - 3/4 teaspoon
Grated Orange zest - 3/4 teaspoon
For the filling: When you spread the Nutella, do remember that the dough is sweet too, so not do use too much. Toasted nuts will help temper the sweetness and up the yumm factor as well.
Nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread - 3 tablespoons (alter to suit your taste)
Lightly toasted and chopped walnuts/ hazelnuts - 3 tablespoons ( optional but recommended)
Procedure: First things first - Mise en place. Measure out all your ingredients and keep them ready.
These rolls go to Susan's Yeast Spotting