Nutella filled Cinnamon Rolls drizzled with Cherry Glaze

These are pure evil. Don’t say I didn’t warn you ; ) If you’re on any kind of diet, please I implore you, click away now. Save yourselves from these Nutella filled Cinnamon Rolls drizzled with cherry glaze. They look so innocent, but they’re NOT ; ) They are soft, pillowy homemade cinnamon rolls, oozing with a bubbly warm Nutella center and capped with a beautiful blush colored beanie of cherry glaze. Yep, put a fork in it, I’m done! It’s useless for me to even try to resist their charms. 

If you’ve never made homemade cinnamon rolls, you’re in for a treat. Yes, yes yes they do take time. Technically most of the time you’ll spend is just waiting. During your wait time, just imagine that first bite ; ) Then the second, then the third. And then you’ll find that two complete cinnamon rolls have vanished right before your eyes. It’s not your fault, don’t blame yourself. I told you they were evil ; )

Nutella and cherry are a golden coupling. I could kick myself for not thinking to put them together before now! And then when added to homemade cinnamon rolls…Well, just know you should make these at least once in your life…It’s my gift to you ; ) I’m a giver {of 5 extra pounds} Hey I never said they were low fat did I LOL. They’re perfect for a special occasion and we happen to have one to share with YOU…

*rubbing hands together* You know I’m a nutella-holic. So this next little announcement shouldn’t come as any surprise ; ) I can hardly contain my excitement so here goes…We’re launching a brand new website called BELLA NUTELLA {cute eh} All Nutella ALL the time. Can you stand it ; ) tee hee. It’s going to be an eye candy site devoted to my beloved Nutella. It won’t just be for me, NO it’s for ALL of the nutella-holics! EVERYONE will be able to submit their Nutella photos {with links} and we’ll link back to your site. They’ll be other fun features too but we’ll save that for later ; ) You want to be surprised don’t ya ; ) Just know it’s ALL Nutella ALL the time! 

Cookielicious is a busy bee, putting together the site and we can hardly wait to show you BUT if you’d like to sign up to be one of our beta testers please email us at christy@bellalimento.com{with bella nutella in the subject line}. In the meantime, get your Nutella recipes ready and follow bella nutella on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for Nutella Nibbles & Nuggets!

Oh and of course you’ll want to make these cinnamon rolls as soon as possible because…because they’re filled with NUTELLA of course ; ) And yes, those are life size!

Baci!


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Nutella filled Cinnamon Rolls drizzled with Cherry Glaze – Adapted from Peter Reinhart’s Bread Baker’s Apprentice
What you’ll need:
6.5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5.5 tablespoons unsalted butter – room temperature
1 large egg – slightly beaten
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3.5 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/8 cups whole milk – room temperature
olive oil – to drizzle mixing bowl
1/4 cup Nutella – {placed into microwave for approximately 15 seconds to soften prior to use}
1/2 cup cinnamon sugar {mix 6.5 tablespoons sugar with 1.5 tablespoons ground cinnamon}
1 cup Powdered Sugar 
Cherry Juice
hazelnuts – roughly chopped {optional to garnish}

What to do:
1. Cream sugar, salt and butter using your stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Add in egg and lemon zest, mix until smooth. Add flour, yeast and milk. Mix on low speed until dough forms into a ball.

2. Switch to your dough hook, increase speed to medium and knead for approximately 10 minutes or until the dough is silky, supple and tacky {NOT sticky}. NOTE: you might have to adjust by adding flour, or milk to achieve this. Dough should register 77-81 degrees fahrenheit.

3. Remove dough from mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil into bowl and return dough, rolling it around to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for approximately 2 hours or until dough doubles in size.

4. Mist your counter with cooking spray and transfer dough to counter. Using a rolling pin, {dusting with flour if necessary} roll the dough into a rectangle about 2/3″ thick and 14″ wide. You do NOT want to roll the dough any thinner or buns will be tough.

5. Carefully spread Nutella onto dough with silicone spatula. Leaving approximately 1″ away from edges. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.

6. As tightly as possible roll your dough into a cigar shaped log. Place the seam side down. Cut the dough into 12 even pieces {approximately 1 3/4″ thick}. Place cut buns onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper approximately 1/2″ apart. Allow to rest at room temperature for approximately 90 minutes OR until pieces have grown into one another/doubled in size.

{NOTE: if you did not want to bake the buns immediately, cover them with plastic wrap and place into refrigerator for up to two days. Prior to baking, remove buns from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for approximately 3-4 hours prior to baking}

7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place buns on middle rack and bake for approximately 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow buns to cool for approximately 10 minutes after baking.

8. WHILE buns are baking, make glaze. Into a small bowl, add 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons warm milk, 1-2 tablespoon marashino cherry juice. Whisk to combine. Adjust to your level of sweetness/thickness by adding more powdered sugar or cherry juice.

9. Drizzle cinnamon rolls with cherry glaze. Serve immediately.

Buon Appetito!

42 Comments

  1. 1

    This has to be the best recipe I have ever seen made with Nutella. Sublime recipe. Thanks!

  2. 2

    I think I may be speechless.

  3. 3

    I’m having to stop myself from licking the screen, that looks absolutely divine.

  4. 4

    Oh Paula, I don’t know what’s best–the flavor combination, your pictures, or your writing! I love them all! I’d totally take the extra five pounds in exchange for a bite (or a dozen!) of one of these rolls!

  5. 5

    Dang it, you made me drool

  6. 6

    That’s absolutely decadence! And to top it off with Nutella, wow!!! I’m speechless :)

  7. 7

    O
    M
    G

    Wow. You are my hero!

  8. 8

    Divine!

  9. 9

    Holy cow! Can you say food porn?! These are amazing!!!

  10. 10

    I’m not sure if it is because of your large beautiful pictures or your detailed description of the cinnamon buns. I think it is the fact that there is nutella in the filling. You’re making me drool too! Thanks for sharing!

  11. 11

    What a wonderful adaptation of cinnamon rolls! I just made regular ones this weekend and am wishing I had this recipe first, brilliant!

  12. 12

    Started Weight Watchers last week! This is definitely going to be the recipe to make me cheat! LOL

  13. 13

    A gorgeous roll!!! Stunning combination…me wants.

  14. 14

    When i read Nutella, of course I could not shy away from this post! But I also have to admit that I am totally intrigued by the Cherry glaze. I have never tried a cheery glaze in my life but it sounds wonderful on these rolls!

  15. 15

    Could these look and sound any more delicious?

    Oh I must try these one day.

  16. 16

    I’m with the others – O.M.G. Drool alert! These look and sound fantabulous! Great job!

  17. 17

    Why must you tease us so? Drooling over keyboard…

  18. 18

    OK – we have to put a ban on all posts with Nutella!! This is one of the best looking recipes yet; oozing with goodness. Would not have thought to put nutella and cherry together – clever!

  19. 19

    Nutella heaven! This looks sinfully good.

  20. 20

    Oh my goodness! These look fantastical {that’s fantastic and magical}

  21. 21

    Congrats on starting Bella Nutella! I can’t wait to see it. All Nutella all the time sounds like my kind of place!

  22. 22

    mammaaaaaa miaaaa!!! allora quando vieni a casa mia la colazione la fai tu, cara mia??? si, si, si, ti pregooo!!! Ti faccio trovare un barattolo di Nutella da 2 kili :)

  23. 23

    Holy Cinnamon Roll! These look fabulous! Nutella in a cinnamon roll, gotta try it!

  24. 24

    My oh my!!! Please send me a dozen!

  25. 25

    I love the idea of cherry glaze!! This looks super yummy!

  26. 26
    Wendy /

    OMG! 3 of my fav things in one… nutella, cherry (anything for me) on something baked and yeasty! I think you need to pack these up and bring to Birmingham this weekend so i can make SURE they are good! See you in a few…

  27. 27

    Oh, goodness! I tried so hard to click away from this post, but my fingers wouldn’t let me.

  28. 28
  29. 29

    Look at you go girl! These are gorgeous with that big red cherry on top. Digging the idea of the Nutella site too.

  30. 30

    Oh. My. God.

    Incredible. I think I’m drooling!

    And the new site sounds exciting.

  31. 31

    Another hit Nutella delight indeed!

  32. 32

    Oh damn, woman! You’re killing me. These are fabulous! And now I can’t wait to try nutella and cherries together. Seriously–can’t wait!

  33. 33

    Well these just look thoroughly delightful!

  34. 34

    You just made me drool Paula!!

  35. 35
    Nooney /

    It’s food porn – give me more !

  36. 36

    Oh.my.GOODNESS! As a complete nutella addict, I must make this asap!

  37. 37

    wow so good with coffee thanks for the congrats Paula hugs Rebecca

  38. 38

    You are pure evil, and I love it! These rolls look absolutely incredible. I know I’d devour WAY too many. Cherry and Nutella is a brilliant combination.

  39. 39

    Paula, if there is a way to be both sinful and heavenly at the same time, *this* is it!

  40. 40

    Oh my! You are truly evil. I’m soo there on the Nutella site!

  41. 41

    please just come make these for me
    <3 you

  42. 42

    Wow, these looks so tempting – and way better than the Cinnabons you see at the store.

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