Did everyone enjoy their long holiday weekend? We stayed in town and spent most of our time eating, swimming and playing with fireworks. I almost needed a nap today to recoup after the Fourth of July festivities from all the hustle and bustle.
My only problem with fireworks is the need to pop them at all hours of the night. I feel like there should be a time limit and after 10:30pm at night no more fireworks. Seriously it sounds like a bomb is going off right outside our window from 12am -1am. All I’d like to do is go back to sleep, but more importantly you hope and pray that it doesn’t wake the sleeping baby and kids.
It makes me want to go outside at 7am and start popping our fireworks to wake “those” people that were popping them so late. I understand the excitement of fireworks, but do they really need to go that late? I also read that on July 4th, it is the day when most animals go missing due to the noise. That really breaks my heart and I feel the need to be home to comfort my dog.
This past Thursday night I prepped these Nutella Walnut Rolls so everything would be ready come morning. The next morning after feeding the baby I poured myself a cup of hot coffee and got ready to bake these rolls.
It was the perfect breakfast even though we seemed restless from all the fireworks going off the night before. Here’s to a peaceful night of sleep and waking up to these Nutella Walnut Rolls. If you love Cinnamon rolls your family is going to go nuts over these.
For the Dough
In a liquid measuring cup add the milk and butter. Heat in the microwave for 35 seconds. Place the liquid into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup of flour to the mixture along with the sugar, egg, yeast and salt. Using the paddle attachment mix the dough and then slowly start to add the rest of the flour mixture. (If it is still sticky start to add 1/4 cup flour at a time.)
Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured work space. Knead the dough into a ball shape for about 5 minutes.
Spray a bowl with cooking spray and roll the dough into the bowl until it is well coated. Place in a warm area covered for 2 hours.
Remove the dough from the bowl and place back on a floured surface and roll out the dough until it forms a thin rectangular shape.
For the Filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Spread out the nutella onto the top of the dough with a spatula.
Top with the melted butter, then walnuts followed by the sugar.
Starting with one end roll up the dough to form a long tube shape. (You may have butter coming out from all ends.)
Using a sharp knife start to cut down on the dough about a half inch in width. Place the rolls into two sprayed circular pans. Make sure to leave enough room for the rolls to expand while cooking.
(Knife may need to be washed with water after 3 or 4 slices to make sure the slices stay clean from the nutella oozing out.)
Place the pans on the middle rack and bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. (Don’t over bake)
For the Icing
In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and stir with a spoon. When rolls come out of the oven drizzle the icing on top.
Best served warm.
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