From my kitchen to yours

From my kitchen to yours

Friday, July 23, 2010


Today was a wonderful free day after very very long, so actually spent the day trying to catch up with my Spanish but eventually was in the kitchen trying out new stuff, that i found with the pioneer woman, its so very satisfying to be able to make something tasty from sweet nothings,spent most of my morning playing tiger mama to my cub Zene, we then spent a lazy lazy time watching TV, and then there were a few things that i wanted to make, so googled and found some amazing sure shot recipes, so went ahead and cooked and baked till my kitchen looked happy, oh also growing kangkong in my garden and basil and lemon grass so really happy about it... have been just running from the time school started in June , and so love this break, actually i bunked class....ha ha ha

So here goes

Lazy decadent cinnamon rolls
1cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour and an extra cup on the side
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
plenty of melted butter
1/4 cup Castor sugar
powdered cinnamon

Mix the milk , vegetable oil and sugar in a pan over fire and stop heating it just as you feel its going to boil, leave it to cool for at least an hour...
When the mix is luke warm add the yeast , i always add an amount i really do not know how much, but it somehow comes out right...let this mix sit for about 3 minutes or till you see the yeast acting up...
add the flour to this mix , but don't forget to keep aside that extra 1 cup of flour..
This should be set aside undisturbed till it doubles in size...
Now you add the extra flour , the baking powder, the baking soda and the salt ,it becomes a beautiful soft malleable dough...
now we are ready, so sprinkle some flour onto your work table, and roll the dough thin and in the shape of a rectangle...when you feel its thin enough , pour onto it a generous amount of melted butter and them the cinnamon powder, please don't be stingy with either , oh and no we are not on a diet and never will be , so now that we have settled that, we now start rolling in the dough towards us , and slightly tight, what i did is i let the butter freeze a bit so that it did not all spill out as i rolled the dough....
Pinch the seam to seal it all, then cut the roll in 1'' pieces and arrange them away from one another in a well greased cooking tray...
Cover with a wet muslin cloth and let it rest ...In about an hour , these rolls will have puffed out and look ready to put into the oven ...
I baked them for 20 minutes at 170 degrees, but you need to keep an eye on them, because all our ovens behave differently...
As soon as they came out of the oven i poured this frosting i made with a mix of sugar, milk , coffee and some maple syrup...

And then waited a bit , like 5 minutes so that i do not burn my hands and pulled out a piece and bit into a very warm piece of aaaahhhhhhhhhh with frosting pouring down on it....
Wonderful, yummy and really delicious "LAZY DECADENT CINNAMON ROLLS" only from "Maria's Kitchen"


  1. Simle heavenly Maria..I went through the same situation while doing my MBA...I wished to cook but had studies all the time in my mind...Alas!!! now i can cook and eat but unlike you my egenes are not great enough to indulge in such delicacy so frequently.

  2. sadly no yeast in the house. Tempted to try this!!! Looks too good.
    dessert suggestions:

    Rote Gruetze(famous german mixed berry pudding. Lovely with vanilla sauce, perfect for summer!)

    Apfelstrudel (austrian speciality, like an apple pie)

  3. The cinna rolls look heavenly sure they taste great too.Try making creme brulee's easier than baking a cake and the compliments you'll recieve will make you feel on top of the world..or some old fashioned bread pudding or mango malai kulfi.If you need any recipes pls let me know.

  4. Dear Anamika, Think thin and eat healthy most of the time if you can

    Hey Saawariya,
    please do send me your recipes..

    Dear Ragini,
    please send me the recipe, having been dying to try a creme brulee

  5. Dear Maria,
    Here's the link to the recipe.You can leave the white chocolate out for a classic creme brulee.Pls note oven temps are in Farenheit.

  6. I love Cinnabons! Why don't you start your classes :P I'll be among the first ones to join! :)

  7. So muc of gooey happiness happenin here and am loving it!!!
    Creme brulee is super and now that i got a couple of heart CB molds i sure wanna bake some too!!
    PW [ree] has got an awesome recipe posted too!!

  8. hey maria..ree's CB is superb..check it her


  10. you gotta check this one out.

    But I'm glad your recipes use things like amul cream, and not evaporated milk and the like- its difficult to find good Indian baking sites, that use available-cheap-and-easy-in-grocery-stores-round-here kinda ingredients.

  11. Decadent is the right word. WOW! I just wet my t-shirt with drool!