I’m wearing a sweatshirt as I write this post.
I have goosebumps on my arms and legs. The leaves outside are threatening to change colors and there’s dew on the ground. DEW, people. Do you know what this means? It means I’m going to need a hearty and delicious breakfast to get me up and at ‘em during this rapid transition to the cooler months.
Whether you need a little boost before putting on your backpack and heading off to the school bus or something to help you get amped for the work day, these Red Velvet Rolls
are so good, you won’t be able to wait to start your morning. I’m serious! Just one whiff of these ooey-gooey, cream cheese-glazed, chocolatey and warm breakfast rolls and you’ll be a morning person in no time (no worries: You can take a nap after breakfast).
First, make the dough, shape it into a ball and place it in a lightly greased bowl for the first rise. The dough is dyed red and flavored with cocoa powder for a classic red velvet taste that’s not overpowering, but definitely adds a little something to these rolls.
When the dough has risen, punch it down and let it rest for 10 minutes. You can tell when dough has doubled in size not only by looking at it, but also when the indentation of two fingers pressed into the top of the dough doesn’t bounce back.
Roll out the dough into a rectangle and brush lightly with melted butter.
Then, sprinkle on a mixture of sugar, brown sugar and cocoa powder (the trifecta of tastiness, if you ask me).
Roll it all up into a log…
Then slice it into rolls and place them, evenly spaced, into a prepared baking pan.
Let the rolls rise again until doubled and slightly puffy…
Then bake until golden brown and, well, fully puffy.
Meanwhile, make the delicious cream cheese glaze.
Let the baked rolls cool for a few minutes then spread on the glaze. Commence the salivating.
Good thing you have to wait only 0.3 seconds to dig into these warm, soft and sweet rolls.
Just check out that ooey gooey chocolatey-ness. If this can’t get you out of bed in the morning, I suggest you go into hibernation all winter. Though you’ll miss out on breakfasts like this if you do!Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!