Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Where in the World is Bakingdom? Chocolate Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls with Nutella Ganache [Giveaway]

by Darla

**Don’t forget to guess where my family is moving, for a chance to win a fun prize.**Happy Leap Day!!

What are your plans for using your invisibility today? Cause it’s like today isn’t even a for real day. It’s like it doesn’t even exist. You can practically do anything today and nobody will ever know, because today is just a pretend day anyway.

I haven’t entirely figured out if Leap Day is like Opposite Day, or if it’s just, like, we’re sort of all just dreaming that it’s happening, but I am 99% for sure that it isn’t real life. I need to research it more, to be sure, but there’s only been nine Leap Days in my whole life, so far, and I can’t remember the first two at all, because one of them was just 10 days after I was born, and I was only a toddler for the other. The next two after that are pretty hazy, too, so I’m really only working with 5 days of research here, and that’s practically nothing.

Originally, my plan today was to do extensive research into the powers of invisibility that I believe Leap Day extends to everyone.

Except…I have to get a root canal for lunch (worst lunch ever).

And there’s no way you can ever pretend that a root canal wasn’t for real happening or never existed.

I am not happy about this.

Not that anyone is ever happy about having to go get a root canal.

I’ve never met anyone who was all, “WOO HOO! Did you hear the great news?! I’m getting a ROOT CANAL! YAY for me!!”

Nope. (Well, except maybe for Bill Murray’s crazy character on Little Shop of Horrors, but somehow I think that doesn’t count.)

See, I broke a tooth the other day, through no fault of my own, I might add. I don’t have any cavities, and even where the tooth had broken, there was no decay. It was just a bad luck moment on a bad luck day.

But there’s trauma to the pulp. Goody for me. And Mr. Dentist doesn’t believe it’s the kind that will heal before I get my crown on Friday. Double goody.

I know it’s for the best, in the long run, but …

I’m really scared.

I can’t help it…


There’s no hope for me. My Day of Invisibility is stolen. There’s still hope for you, though. Save yourselves. Solve today’s “Where in the World is Bakingdom?” Clue #2, comment to try to win some cashola, and then have one of the most delicious cinnamon rolls of all time that you will ever encounter in the history of ever. The end.

These cinnamon rolls are of the super easy, make them in 10 steps, no-rising-necessary variety. You know…the kind I like to make around here. :)

All you need for them is some amazing filling, an easy, delicious dough, and a to-die-for frosting and you’ve got crazy good breakfast in about 40 minutes. Boom.

The filling for these (best ever out of any cinnamon roll in the world ever) is made up of brown sugar, chopped hazelnuts, cinnamon, sugar, semi-sweet chips, and unsalted butter. You can substitute margarine, though, and vegan chips, for a vegan/dairy free version, too (woo hoo!).

I got my hazelnuts from Nuts Online… Well, not Nuts Online anymore…just now.

Anyway. I’ve used for well over a year now and I love them. I’ve gotten hazelnuts (this time I got the pre-blanched, pre-peeled nuts because I’m lazy and they were only $1 more), pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), pumpkin spice malted milk balls, fudge, chocolate covered espresso beans, and chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Plus lots more nuts and seeds that I can’t even remember.

Easy step 1: Combine all of the dry filling ingredients, then stir in the butter until well combined. Set aside.

The dough is made up of all-purpose flour, ground hazelnuts, buttermilk (vegan versions available, or add a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to dairy free milk), unsalted butter (or margarine), baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

Easy step 2: Mix everything together.

Easy step 3: Flatten the dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle, smear on some melted butter, press on (all) of the yummy filling.

Easy step 4: Starting with the short side, roll the dough tightly and place it seam side down, then cut it into eight pieces.

Easy step 5: Place the rolls in a greased pan and brush them with a little more melted butter.

Easy step 6: Bake the rolls.

Hard step 1: Do not eat the rolls until you have iced them.

The icing for these is the least difficult icing you’ll ever make. All you need is heavy cream and Nutella. Or you can use milk. Or dairy free milk. Your call.

Easy step 7: Mix the cream and Nutella together until smooth and drizzle-worthy.

Hard step 2: Don’t eat all of the icing right out of the bowl before you ice the rolls.

Easy step 8: Drizzle all of the icing over the cinnamon rolls while they’re still warm.

Easy step 9: Dig in.

I couldn’t resist these rolls. Not for a second. It’s no secret that I have a major crush on chocolate and hazelnuts, so these little beauties were my BFFs for sure. The rolls are light, sweet, and delicious, with spicy, chocolaty, nutty, wonderful filling, and the perfect finish of Nutella ganache. The fact that they’re fast and easy to make only adds to their tastiness. Plus, they can be prepared, up to the baking point, the day before, and refrigerated until ready to bake. Just be sure to let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking them.

Easy step 10: Enjoy!

Chocolate Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls [Printable Version]
Makes 8 rolls


3/4 cup (191 grams) brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
3/4 cup (105 grams) hazelnuts, chopped
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I prefer mini chips)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, melted (or margarine)

2 1/2 cups (318 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (70 grams) ground hazelnuts
3 tablespoons (38 grams) sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk (can use vegan substitute)
6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, melted (or margarine)

To make the filling: Combine all of the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add the melted butter and stir with a fork until the mixture looks like wet sand. Set aside.

To make the dough: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (220 C). Brush a 9-inch cake pan with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, hazelnuts, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, and stir until just combined. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead until smooth (it may still be soft and a little sticky, but will be smoother and less lumpy). If the mixture is too sticky or wet, place in a lightly floured bowl, cover, and chill for 20 minutes.

Flatten the dough into a rectangle about 12 X 8 inches. Pour 2 tablespoons of the melted butter on and spread around with your fingers. Pour the filling over the dough and spread it evenly over the top, leaving about a 1/2 inch or so border around the outside edge. Press the filling down to pack it on top of the dough.

Starting on the short side of the dough, roll the dough up, pressing as you go, to create a tightly rolled log (be gentle, as this may stick to the counter a bit). Pinch the seam closed and lay the log seam side down. Cut into 8 even pieces, and transfer each roll to the prepared cake pan. Brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack set over parchment paper.

Nutella Ganache [Printable Version]


6 ounces Nutella
1/4 cup (63 ml)heavy cream, more or less

In a medium bowl, stir the Nutella with 2 tablespoons of cream. Mix until the mixture is smooth. If it is too thick, add more cream, a tablespoon at a time, to loosen it up (if you need more than 1/4 cup, just continue adding more in small bits).

Pour the icing over the rolls and serve them warm.

These will keep in an airtight container for about 3 days.

Recipes by Darla

Want to win a $25 gift certificate to Nuts-Online???

It’s easy. Just guess the region of the United States that today’s (and Monday’s…use both clues to get an even better idea!) recipe refers to in the comment section below.

That’s it! The first correct answer wins! I can’t wait to see what your guesses are!

This giveaway is open to international readers.

**The comments will be hidden until I announce the answer, so your comment will not immediately appear.**

The winner will be announced Monday, March 5th, 2012.

I will contact the winner, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section!

Good luck with the giveaway!


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{ 157 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie February 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

Awww, you poor thing! My very first (and only) cavity lead to a root canal. I was petrified, but it really wasn’t that bad. They give you strong painkillers :)


2 Jenn February 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

Eeeeeep! It’s totally the PNW! Yaaaaaay


3 Becca February 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

You’re killing me here! I haven’t had a really good cinnamon roll in such a long time and now you’ve added chocolate and hazelnuts to it. And the sad thing is I’m almost out the door because I have to go to school, so I can’t make these right this instant.

Hmm… Today I will guess that you are in the opposite direction of what I said last time. I think you are more towards the north west of the US. Like in Oregon or Washington or something.

And don’t be scared. You can eat pudding afterwards right? Soft food is good after getting root canal…isn’t it?


4 Kim February 29, 2012 at 10:49 am

I would guess New Orleans area with all the frenchie influence..I learned about Nutella in 9th grade french class haha

Love your blog!



5 Amy in KY February 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

Is it the northeast?


6 Kimberly Wood February 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

I couldn’t find the clues where can I find them?
Thank you!


7 Darla February 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

Hi Kimberly, the clues are the recipes. There is a main ingredient in each recipe (today’s and Monday’s) that are well known to a specific region of the US. I hope this is helpful.


8 TANYA February 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

Pretty sure the clues are 1) marion berries and 2) guess a region not a state


9 Kristy February 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

Sorry about your tooth! I’m confused now, I think you’re headed to the coast between WA and OR. I was wrong in my last post, your hubby is a Coastie, which means you could be anywhere in that area, but I know you are definitely going to be somewhere in the PNW. It’s beautiful there, my homestate is WA and I miss it, although not the rain, because FL where I live has more rain I think than WA ever thought of! Ok, so definitive guess is Lower WA coast.
Good Luck!


10 Kim M. February 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

With the hazelnuts and blackberries, it has to be Oregon, maybe Portland!


11 TANYA February 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

I’m sticking with pacific northwest… that’s a region right?


12 TANYA February 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

How do you not weight 500lbs? Do just not eat what you make? If so can I borrow your self discipline? I went running for the first time in two years last night and then proceeded to eat a HEAPing bowl of spaghetti AND a bowl of lucky charms cereal.


13 Petra February 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

Pacific Northwest, most likely Oregon!


14 Amber February 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

Pacific Northwestern United States (i.e. Washington/Oregon)


15 debra February 29, 2012 at 11:11 am



16 Becky February 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

Oregon! Hazel nuts AND blackberries must mean the northwest.


17 SarahBee February 29, 2012 at 11:16 am

I am going to guess the Northwest…I think both of the products so far are grown commercially there! Best wishes with the move.


18 Kara February 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

North Pacific! Or more specifically, Washington State!! I hope I’m right (for your sake and mine)! I have always wanted to go there and will be pretty envious of you!!


19 Amy Gale February 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

Mid west…how lucky you are if this is it. LOVE Oregon and Washington


20 Erika February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

Don’t stress the root canal. They use a fancy computerized numbing machine, and you don’t really get the blubbery lips anymore. So, not fun, but not too traumatic.

And I think you’re going to the Pacific Northwest.


21 Sugargirl February 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

Ok I know I already guessed region on Monday, but now I am narrowing down my guess (that is allowed right?) I am guessing you are moving to Oregon! If your husband is Coast guard that would mean North Bend most likely. If you are moving to Oregon I am excited, I am a native born and raised Southern Oregonian (I promise I am not a creepy stalker and I don’t expect you to be my new besty or anything, I just love it here!) There are awesome things about Oregon, like Dutch Brothers Coffee, the people are super friendly, it is incredibly beautiful and the rain, we have lots and lots of rain!(We even have a rainbow season!)
Also, those rolls look incredibly good!


22 Debbie February 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

Same guess as yesterday. Pacific Northwest!


23 AndreaClaire February 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

Pacific North-West (which means that if there’s a zombie apocalypse you should head north; I live on an island in Canada and you’re welcome in my fallout shelter… which I have to build… under my apartment building without my building managers finding out. You know what? You should probably just stay put… unless you have your own yacht.)

And I plan to spend the day playing frogger. Isn’t that what everyone does on a leap year?


24 Michela February 29, 2012 at 11:36 am



25 SusanV February 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

I’m still going with Oregon, but do I have to guess it on every post this week? These rolls look delicious, by the way!


26 Danielle February 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

Ooh, ooh, ooh! My guess is Pacific Northwest! :)


27 Andrea February 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

I’m 99% sure you’re moving to Oregon! (yay google!!) PNW FTW!! I can’t wait to make these rolls, they look absolutely delicious. You’re blog rocks, it’s the first place I go to on the interwebs when I want to make something tasty <3


28 Joan Hayes@chocolate and more February 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

I just can’t think straight about the contest, the only thing I can think about right now are these rolls, and when I can make them, what excuse I have for making them, How many batches I will have to make just so I will be willing to share with the kids…


29 Mary Katherine February 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

Okay…so my last guess was Oregon. I’m gonna stick with that. Hazelnuts grow in the Northwest, like Oregon and Washington. Still really hoping I’m right!

Also, this recipe looks amazing!!


30 Laura February 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Easy steps and hard steps. I had to laugh. These look simply delish and I will have to make them Sunday for my weekly Day-to-Not-Eat-Healthy day. Although it has nuts and chocolate *is* technically good for you… hmm.


31 Rosa February 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

I’m sticking with Northwest – Oregon/Washington state area. Yesterday’s marionberry (which wasn’t in the actual recipe, but in the name) and today’s hazelnut makes me more sure.


32 Theresa February 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

Okay, I have no idea but why not try right?

I’m going to guess Oregon, the northwestern (pacific) region of the US due to the fact they are well known for hazelnuts and blackberries.

Also have fun!!!!! :)


33 Stephanie (bake with ginger) February 29, 2012 at 11:59 am



34 Lacey February 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hazelnuts! You are moving to Oregon, aren’t you?!


35 Marcie February 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hazelnuts? Chocolate? Cinnamon rolls? Are you in my head or something?! This sounds incredible. My mouth is watering and I’m desperately trying to think of excuses for why I shouldn’t make this right now and blow my diet.

As for where you are moving to, last post I was pretty sure the west coast, but now I’m thinking central US.


36 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Mmm that ganache!! Lovely.


37 Angie @ Bigbearswife February 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I’m probably way off but with the cinnamon rolls, chocolate, and blackberry clues I’m going to guess you’re moving to the South. South on the east coast that is. GA, SC, NC, AL, LA something like that lol

But on another note, I adore these Cinnamon rolls! I posted about cinnamon rolls today too, and have a giveaway! Good Day for a nice warm gooey cinnamon bun too!


38 Angie @ Bigbearswife February 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

OR you’re moving or the Oregon/ Washington state area! lol one of the two


39 Becky February 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Hi Darla! That looks amazingly delicious, and I can not wait to try it! If my mama was alive I’m pretty certain this would be her most favorite thing, ever. We both share an intense love for hazelnuts :-) Chocolate and hazelnuts are even better!

My guess as to where you are moving to is the Pacific Northwest. Haha, hope I guessed correctly!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


40 Julie February 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

How about the Northwest region, specifically the coastal Oregon-ish area? I hear blackberries and hazelnuts grow there pretty well.


41 Candace Carlson February 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

The great Pacific North West!!


42 Diana February 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Oregon! The cinnamon rolls look amazing.


43 Sam February 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

This is getting interesting. I can’t wait to see where you’re moving. I think I’m going to guess New Jersey this time. I really have no clue.


44 Sarah February 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Has to be Oregon! Since hazelnuts are the state nut and marionberries are a hybrid berry that was developed in Oregon. Hopefully you are moving to my hometown Portland! It is the best :) These cinnamon rolls look to die for


45 Leslie February 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I still say Oregon!


46 Rachel February 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

First, I feel your pain on the root canal. I had one myself a long time ago, and last year finally got a crown for it (which no one had ever told me I needed before). I hope that it goes well for you and that you recover quickly.

Second, based on the blackberries and hazelnuts, my guess is the Pacific Northwest. That’s where I’m from, and those are some local ingredients.

Finally, I have got to try those rolls! Nutella and hazelnuts…yummmmm…


47 Stephanie February 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

The Pacific Northwest!


48 Maria February 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Are you in Oregon?


49 ladywild February 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Region: Northwest…


50 Rachel February 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I’m still going to go with Washington/ Oregon. These look awesome- I love Nutella! My bestie is bringing her family to visit in a couple weeks, these will be great for breakfast!


51 Cathy February 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

ouch! so sorry about your root canal. that totally sucks. and wow! that looks freakin’ delicious! can i come over? :)

i’m still sticking with my guess of the Pacific Northwest region. Oregon is “known” for blackberries AND hazelnuts. well, now it is anyways. i had to look it up to be sure!

even if i dont win, this is so fun!


52 Karen February 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I didn’t want to ruin all the fun by guessing, but I will anyway ;) hehe. OREGON!! And I’m so excited for you because I hear it’s awesome and I’ve never been!! :)
p.s. these cinnamon rolls look amazing and I am drooling all over my computer right now!


53 Lea Ann @ Baking Memories Last February 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

This looks devine, thanks for sharing.


54 Kim C. February 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

OMG! They look so DELICIOUS!! I’ve always made the yeasted cinnamon rolls but I’ve been wanting to make the non-yeasted kind for awhile. I think this recipe is a sign that I need to fix that and make these ASAP. And its a major plus that there’s chocolate and hazelnuts!! :D

My guess for Where in the World is Bakingdom is Oregan.


55 Monique February 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

It looks so amazing and delicious! A great twist on traditional cinnamon rolls! A crunchy filling and Nutella a top, sounds like perfection! Just looking at the pictures is making my mouth water! This is definitely going on my “MUST MAKE SOON!” list. ;)

Also, good luck at your tooth and the dentist. @_@ Hope it all goes well and gets better soon!

As for the contest… Well, hazelnuts in the US are predominately produced in Oregon and Washington, so I am once again guessing the Pacific, or Pacific Northwest to be more specific. :)


56 Melissa February 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

AHHH! The pacific northwest- aka oregon/washington area. Man that would be a change from the islands… but I bet it would be a blast!


57 katie spitaletto February 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

the northwest!!!!


58 Lucia February 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

They look great! I made cinamon rolls with caramel a few weeks ago and they tasted good but yours look delicious Congratulations :)


59 Casey B. February 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

The Northwest of the US! It’s a fun place to be. :)


60 Monique February 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Haha, I getting closer. Hopefully you will start rooting for the Oregon Ducks now.


61 Haley Bays February 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

North west.


62 Lisa February 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Mmmm, I wish I could just grab one of those through my screen! Looks yummy as always!


63 TaraAnn February 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Okay it’s got to be the Pacific Northwest?! My gut is screaming Oregon while I drool over the marionberry recipe from yesterday & the hazelnuts in today’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe!! Btw – your photos are just amazing and I love the step by step (which helps me check myself during baking!) Thank you!! Also, Good luck at the dentist – root canals are NO fun but keep baking, the smells will help you forget about the pain?!


64 Lisa February 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Here is my entry for the giveaway, my answer is still Oregon :)


65 Donna D. February 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I hope your root canal went well, I’ve had one and totally was freaked about it before hand but the worst part was just having to lay there in an awkward position for so long. The part that could have been the worst was he didn’t numb the area enough but ended up okay because as soon as I knew I quickly said “ungh angh uh” and the situation was remedied :)
I’m so excited to make these rolls, they look so delicious!!
I’m still going with Pacific Northwest since it appears the hazelnuts/nutella are the shining ingredients in these rolls!


66 Renee February 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Being in the middle of the ocean and six time zones away from the east coast, I seriously doubt I’m the first, but I just have to say I’m so excited for you guys. Oregon is absolutely beautiful. You guys are going to LOVE it! I can’t wait to hear your about all of your adventures.


67 Melitta February 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Going to take a stab at it and say Oregon.


68 Mary B. February 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

These look delicious! My guess is either Oregon or Washington!


69 Christina Fimbres February 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

You’re moving to Oregon! Such a beautiful state. Where in Oregon will you be living?

-Christina F.


70 Carri February 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Well, I’d have to say the Pacific Northwest as a general region, and being as how hazelnuts are so popular here in Oregon, I’d have to say, Oregon! :-))


71 Siobhann February 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Oregon is were I believe you are moving too


72 Athena R February 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

My guess is the Pacific Northwest…maybe Oregon.


73 Jaycee February 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Umm, I have family in Oregon, and they’re always picking hazelnuts? So Oregon maybe? Like the western of the U.S? By the way, the cinnamon rolls are to-die-for! Loove nutella!


74 Amanda L. February 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’m guessing you’re headed to the Pacific Northwest…Oregon, in particular. Am I right?


75 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I’m guessing the Southeast. Pecans of Georgia perhaps?!? And blackberries grow everywhere around here! My family and I love picking them when we go on bike rides in the summer. :D


76 JULIA February 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

PCNW! Oregon to be exact? Hopefully Portland cause this town is way rad!


77 Lisa February 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I still think it is the Pacific Northwest…Washington or Oregon. Good luck with the move.


78 Berit February 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Just googled US region, so I guess Western region. Still thinking Oregon, though.


79 Harley February 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Hi! Im taking a shot here… is it Northwest Pacific?


80 Sarah February 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Are you in Oregon or somewhere near there? These look delicious!


81 STEPHANIE DUNNE February 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I’ve been a longtime admirer of your website, but am not a blogger nor am I a talented baker, but more consider myself an “undercover”baker or “wannabe”,but this is my first ever comment..EVER,ANYWHERE.
and so,for my guess where youll be headed is….Alabama?


82 malaika February 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

my guess is northwest


83 Treya Mitchell February 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm


OMG I’m so making these for breakfast on Saturday!


84 Laure February 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Hum … Blackberries and Hazelnuts … Oregon ? Btw those cinnamon rolls just look divine … Nutella cinnamon Roll !!!


85 Christy M February 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm



86 Caroline February 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I guess the Pacific Northwest…more specifically Oregon!


87 Baker-in-Training February 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Even though I’ve already guessed, I think I can narrow it down to two states in the northwest. But that is my official region guess.


88 Baker-in-Training February 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm

My guess is still the same: the Northwest. But I think I have it down to two states!


89 Alexis February 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

NORTHWEST!! Oregon!! Blackberries and hazelnuts are plentiful there =D


90 Sarina February 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

i still maintain my guess of the pacific northwest region :P


91 Sarina February 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

and can’t wait to make these! i tried your other no-rise once and they came out fantastic!


92 Suzanne Galanty February 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Ooooh! Hope you’re feeling better! Root canals can be awful!
Ok- I know you’re moving to Oregon for sure now! Hazelnuts are primarily grown in Oregon in the US. I sure hope I win!!! Love all your Harry Potter recipes and aprons, by the way! My kids are in love with your awesome ideas!


93 sara February 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I am going to go with Washington state!


94 Bailey Smith March 1, 2012 at 12:09 am

Can we try twice? If so I pick the Pacific Northwest


95 Shayna March 1, 2012 at 12:11 am

These look SOOOO yummy!!

Here’s my guess – you are moving to Oregon! :D


96 Britt March 1, 2012 at 1:00 am

Those loog delish! I bet you are moving to Oregon!


97 Kim J. March 1, 2012 at 1:20 am

I commented on Monday’s post too, and still think it’s Oregon. I hope it’s Oregon.


98 Stephanie March 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

I’ve never thought of making cinnamon rolls without yeast in them! great idea!


99 April V. March 1, 2012 at 2:56 am

They all look so good. I love to stalk your site. I would say you may be oing to PA?

Keep up the great work.


100 Chandra March 1, 2012 at 3:19 am

My guess is the pacific northwest.

Hope the surgery went well and wishing you a speedy recovery. (I’m pretty scared of a root canal too).


101 Carly March 1, 2012 at 4:35 am

I have a query about these and your other cinnamon rolls; when I made them and put them together in a pan (easy step 5!), they cooked fine on the outside but the parts where they touched each other became a big doughy mess that wouldve have required much longer cooking times. I was forced to take them all out and cook them so the swirl was on the sides, which made them collapse and not be as pretty. Still tasted awesome, but I was wondering what I can do to stop them joining into a dough monster.


102 Jackie March 1, 2012 at 4:59 am

I am becoming increasingly convinced that you’re moving to the Pacific Northwest (Washington/Oregon/ish area).

My sympathies on your root canal! I hope it wasn’t too awful…


103 Kristina March 1, 2012 at 8:02 am


I’m still guessing the Pacific Northwest (Oregon or Washington, but I’m leaning towards Oregon either way, they are ideal places for the Coast Guard)


104 jessie March 1, 2012 at 9:14 am

Look delicious! I’m totally getting the Oregon vibe from these 2 recipes. I’m not sure why.


105 Monica March 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

Could it be that you’re going to Oregon?


106 Anna March 1, 2012 at 9:59 am

Definitely the Pacific Northwest, either Oregon or Washington.


107 Holly March 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

You are moving to a place in the Northwest. Oregon or Washington state?


108 Camila March 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Pacific northwest!!!


109 Annie March 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hi Darla,

My guess is that your family is moving to the NJ/Northeast Region!



110 Cecily March 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

You are moving to Oregon. It is so wonderful here you will love it.


111 Kristin March 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You are moving to Oregon? I’ve always wanted to go to Portland.


112 ML March 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

How about the Pacific Northwest?

Can’t wait to make these rolls…Nutella is bliss…


113 Lindsey L March 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I suspected Oregon after your last post, but now I feel confident you are in the Pacific Northwest, and hopefully the State of Oregon, like me!


114 Tiffany March 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I am 90% sure you are moving to Oregon! :)


115 Sana Mayat March 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm



116 Sheila March 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

My guess is New Mexico.


117 Amber Lyn March 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Marionberries & hazelnut…. Sounds very pacific northwest (Oregon-esque)!
Best of luck with the root canal!


118 Alexandra March 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Wowzers did you pull out all the stops with this recipe. Looks delicious!

Think think think, Hazelnuts and Blackberries. You’re defiantly headed to Oregon, but what city? I’m going to guess Newport Oregon.


119 Chantelle March 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm

You just don’t want me to eat anything connected to this giveaway huh? Blackberries = sadly my tongue doesn’t like them. Nuts of any kind = RIP. lol no worries though, you always have great stuff (fingers crossed for firefly cookies still haha), I’m making your peanut butter sandwiches next week for my dads bday, despite the fact that once again its a recipe I can’t try. Shows just how much I love him ;)
Hmm… my last guess was west coast because of the blackberries, and I think this recipe may center on hazelnuts which would still be west coast


120 Crystal March 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

Blackberries and hazelnuts? Oregon!


121 Tiffany S March 2, 2012 at 2:10 am

I’m guessing Oregon?
I wish you could mail these to me! I am a cinnamon roll fanatic!
Plus you added in chocolate and nutella! Double love :D


122 Erin March 2, 2012 at 2:24 am

Are you moving to the South/Mid West?


123 Alice Gearhart March 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oregon, for sure. Coastal, I’m assuming. North Bend maybe? There’s a town in Oregon called Gearhart that I hear is quite lovely.


124 Lori @ RecipeGirl March 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

California?! I’m drooling over these this AM!


125 Ashley March 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

OMG I’m definitely printing and trying this one out. I love Nutella! :)


126 Maria March 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Love these decadent rolls!


127 Hannette March 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Oregon? And I am so sorry about the root canal.


128 Jessica-Rae March 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Between blackberries and buttermilk, I’m guessing the South!


129 Rachel B. March 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm

You’re going to the Pacific Northwest! It’s so much fun up there, enjoy!


130 Andrianna March 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Are you moving to Oregon/the Pacific Northwest? We have great blackberries up here!


131 Andrianna March 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Oops, I meant marionberries!


132 Kosher Corvid March 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Oregon. The only place in the US where both blackberries and hazelnuts are grown.


133 Anais Keenon March 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

My guess is the Northwest, specifically Oregon (hazelnuts and marionberries!)


134 Kristi DuBay March 3, 2012 at 2:42 am

Your food clues are looking like they come from my neck of the woods, the Pacific Northwest! :)


135 Emily ~So Domesticated~ March 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Looks fabulous!


136 Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie March 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Oh, I forgot to mention – this looks fantastic! Like everyone else, I’m a huge Nutella lover :)


137 Lisa March 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

okay, I guess Maine?? and I cracked a tooth a few months ago. urg. sorry about the root canal. really no fun.


138 Emily March 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Hey Darla! I keep meaning to ask you where you get a lot of your not-so-easy-to-find ingredients! I’m in a pretty remote area myself (think Area 51!) and it’s really hard to find some of the items in your recipes. Is there a good place to order online that won’t cost an arm and a leg to get some of those things?


139 leslie March 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I think I guessed Hawaii! These sound downright amazing! ANything Nutella must not be over looked!


140 Terri March 4, 2012 at 1:49 am

It is looking like you get to move to the Northwest, like Washington State?????? I hope that is correct because I think you will have an absolutely wonderful time there! I love your website. I haven’t baked in a very long time and you have inspired me to reacquaint myself with my kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and delightful creations. :)


141 Becky March 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Hmm, marionberries and hazelnuts? I’m guessing Oregon, or I guess just the Northwest in general. Which is cool – I’m thinking of heading to WA later this year! :)


142 Sydney Landry March 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Ms. Darla, are you moving to the northeast? I’m not even sure if that’s where blackberries and hazelnuts are from, but that’s my uneducated guess!


143 Laure March 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I am so craving those rolls right now … Even thought it’s nearly 1AM in France … It would be so bad to bake them right now … Right ? Maybe I will just eat some Nutella by the spoon before to go to bed until I can bake them tomorrow …


144 Liz Ramamurthy March 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

These look delicious and gorgeous!!! You must be moving to the pacific northwest region of the US. Probably Oregon by the looks of it – happy trails and I can’t wait to make those sweet rolls! Thanks for posting!


145 Milena March 5, 2012 at 1:59 am

My guess is… Oregon, US of A!
P.S. These look delicious.


146 Jen March 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

Pacific Northwest!!!


147 Jen March 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

Pacific Northwest


148 beautydeleon March 5, 2012 at 7:17 am

Oh my Gosh! I might forget that I am on diet today! This recipe makes me shout “Forget your diet, eat it!” Lol! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


149 Theriz26 March 9, 2012 at 2:37 am

Wow! They look so delicious. I would love to give this a try. Thanks for the mouthwatering recipe and for the procedure that you’ve shared with us here.


150 Linda March 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Hi there,
I started reading about the recent copyright issue regarding Pinterest. I do not want in any way to infringe copyright. I’m going through ALL of my pins now and checking whether the source pages have a pin it link and then I want to check with them that it’s ok to pin their images. So, in the interest of this issue, could I ask for permission to pin this recipe?

Thank you!


151 Darla March 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Thank you for asking! That’s incredibly thoughtful! I would be very happy if you pinned my original post. Thank you again for asking. :)


152 sandie March 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

How do you stop yourself from eating the entire pan (by yourself)??


153 Lior March 25, 2012 at 12:01 am

O M G !!!
it looks sooooooooooooooo tasty!!


154 Janet April 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I love your recipes! Will you make a YouTube account? I think it would be super helpful and also really inspiring for self-taught bakers like me. :]


155 Janet April 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Disregard the photo I just sent ;]


156 Yiotta November 10, 2012 at 1:27 am

Hi can i make these and put them in the fridge then bake them the next day so they are warm?



157 Malin November 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm

OMG! I´ve made nutella rolls once before, but I didn´t think of stuffing them with delicious hazelnut-filling! But I looove hazelnuts, so why didn´t I think of that….? I need to make them again! ;)


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