I have a very simple and basic ritual every morning. I wake up, turn on the music, open the curtains and do nothing but breathe in bed, and just think. Think about the day, pick up thoughts I had the previous day and explore them further. I drink the first cup of coffee in bed and savour every sip. The second cup is spent with the laptop or phone – these moments are precious and sets the tone for the rest of my day. I tend to achieve at least one big thing off my to-do list by 8 am. If I haven’t, I am assured the day won’t be a very fruitful one – and those are the days you stay far away from me.
Now you understand the crucial-ness of the second cup of coffee. What helps, is a bit of a sugary treat along with it. Since there’s generally a baked treat in the house, a piece or two of that accompanies it. But on this one particular morning, nothing seemed to cut it. The house was craving cinnamon rolls, and Vini and I had made them a couple of times over the month – and my mind kept drifting there. The espresso glaze also kept coming to mind, that went with the Oatmeal Cake, and I started to wonder how to merge the two successfully. You see, these are what my mornings are like!
So I created these rolls, which are instant, because at times, life is about instant – and has coffee in the dough, along with in the filling, and in the lovely glaze as well. The cinnamon is not as strong here, but still has the stronghold on the breakfast table. They are light and fluffy – the dough may seem delicate, but fret not. Vini claimed that she could easily eat three in one sitting without feeling heavy – hence, instant is gratifying here!
Have these with a cup of coffee in the morning, and I assure you, the tone will be set for the day beautifully.