One of the coziest and most inviting foods on the planet is cinnamon rolls, especially when they're fresh out of the oven. Even though they're a cornerstone of brunch, cinnamon rolls are satisfying at absolutely any time of day. And having a go-to recipe for this nostalgic treat in your back pocket means you're always one step closer to comfort.
Of course, the queen of comfort, Giada De Laurentiis, has her own spin on this classic bake. On Instagram, she recently shared her recipe, which is inspired by Italy's Pane di Pasqua. Typically adorned with decorative eggs, this bread flavored with anise and orange is an Easter staple. Though this spring holiday comes only once a year, we prefer to indulge in Giada's citrusy and spice-filled pastries all year long.
Once you've cut your dough, grease a large baking dish with butter to prepare it for your pastry. In about half an hour, they'll double in size. Bake your rolls at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes until they're perfectly golden.
As always, allow your bake to cool before icing it. Making Giada's glaze is simple: All you have to do is whisk orange juice and powdered sugar until combined. We love to serve these rolls warm, and yes, they're acceptable for dinner. Full recipe here.
For more of our favorite recipes from Giada, check out:
- Giada De Laurentiis' one-pan chicken Marsala is a quick and delicious weeknight meal
- Giada De Laurentiis' Italian sheet pan chicken makes delicious seem absolutely effortless
- Giada De Laurentiis' baked fettuccine is proof that an elegant dinner doesn't have to be complicated
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