Shlomi Ziv’s Cinnamon Scrolls

Ingredients (12-15 individual pastries)

For the dough:

500 grams (3 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
40 grams (4 tablespoons) granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
10 grams (1 tablespoon) dry yeast or 30 grams fresh yeast
125 grams softened butter
150 ml (¾ cup) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

For the cinnamon and pecan filling:

100 grams very soft butter
200 grams (1 cup minus 4 tablespoons) dark brown sugar
1 generous tablespoon ground cinnamon
50 grams chopped natural pecans

For the maple glaze:

50 grams (¼ cup) granulated sugar
30 ml (2 tablespoons) maple syrup
60 ml (¼ cup) water
For brushing: 1 beaten egg


Preparing the dough:

In a mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook, mix together flour, sugar, salt, yeast, softened butter, sour cream, vanilla extract, and eggs. Knead for about 10 minutes until you get a uniform, slightly sticky dough. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size (about 1 ½ hours). Alternatively, refrigerate the dough overnight.

Preparing the cinnamon and pecan filling:

Cream the softened butter until it’s smooth. Add sugar and cinnamon, then mix until well combined.

Shaping and baking:

Roll out the dough into a rectangle about ½ cm thick. Spread the filling evenly over the dough. You can use parchment paper or a spatula for easier spreading. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the filling.

Roll up the dough tightly into a log. Cut the log into 12-15 equal pieces. Place the pieces on a lightly greased baking tray or use a muffin tin.

Allow the pastries to rise for about an hour or until they almost double in size. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F). Brush the pastries with beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden and fragrant.

Maple glaze:

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, maple syrup, and water. Bring to a boil. Brush the baked pastries with the glaze as soon as they come out of the oven. Let them cool for about 15 minutes at room temperature before serving warm.

Recipe courtesy of the family.

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Shlomi Ziv (41)

Shlomi, aged 41, worked as an usher at the Nova party in Ra'im. Shlomi was someone everyone wanted to be around. Extremely charismatic, with a strong presence, wise, knowledgeable, and an engaging conversationalist, Shlomi loved acquiring knowledge in various fields, always prioritizing others. He possessed an intellect that every woman dreams of having in a partner, nurturing, caring, loving, generous, surprising, and respectful.

Three years ago, he decided to pursue a dream and started studying interior design, a field he had always been passionate about. He successfully completed the program but had not yet received his certificate. According to reports received on the morning of October 7th, Shlomi calmly and quickly evacuated the party attendees, reassured all those who were anxious, and tended to the wounded. We pray and hope for Shlomi's return and for the return of all the kidnapped.

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