‘Barefoot Contessa’: Ina Garten’s Cinnamon Rolls Have 1 Enticing Spice That Makes Them Perfect for a Winter Morning

When it comes to dishes and sweets, Contessa barefoot every guest and celebrity chef Ina Garten has a recipe. Although she began her career in the White House, Garten’s passion for food led her completely new.

She opened a specialty store and eventually had several popular cookbooks. However, its appealing version of cinnamon rolls that incorporate a secret spice could just take the cake.

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Ina Garten has been sharing her favorite comfort foods

In the midst of the pandemic, many of us are getting into the kitchen for the first time. While most of us are beginners compared to Garten, she has continued to inspire fans by sharing some of her most valuable recipes and comfort foods.

Her new cookbook, Modern comfort food “Filled with a very satisfying recipe.” She encourages fans to whip everything from black and white biscuits, apple cake with bourbon cream cheese freeze, and banana rum trifle.

However, her cinnamon rolls with a secret spicy ingredient may find us through these cold winter days.

Ina Garten cinnamon rolls ingredients

Garten cinnamon rolls are not your usual sticky treat. She adds spice chai to give them an extra kick.

For the Chai spice

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger ⅔1 / 2 tsp
  • Ground cloves 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the Rollers

  • 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry that has been melted in the fridge for at least two hours.
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • Spice 3 tsp chai
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

For the Icing

  • 4 tbsp room temperature butter
  • Sugar 1 cup sifted sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Spice 1/2 tsp chai
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp milk or black chai tea if you want to enhance the taste of chai

Ina Garten cinnamon rolls directions

To make the chai spice, simply combine all the spices until combined. Next, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then lightly flouch your surface and roll out one sheet of puff pastry until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Leave the second leaf in the fridge.

Cook the puff pastry rolled out with melted butter be careful to leave a 1-inch border around the edges. Then pour evenly half of the brown sugar, chai spice mixture, and cinnamon just over the melted butter.

Gently roll the dough up into a tight spin. Use some leftover melted butter to seal the seam. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into six even pieces and place in a dish covered with parchment. Place the dish in the frids and repeat the steps with the remaining puff pastry.

Once the rolls are finished, bake them for 25-30 minutes

Make the icing while the rolls are baking. To do this, beat the butter until fluffy, slowly add powdered sugar, then add milk or tea and flavors until you get the taste and texture you want.

Once the cinnamon rolls out of the oven, microwave the icing for 10-20 seconds until it is easily poured over the pastries.

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