Thursday, January 14, 2010

By Popular Demand

I found a recipe for these to use as a base and then changed it to make it my own and how we like it! But it's taken me all morning to try to figure out what I did though...I hate it when I forget to write stuff down!! But I think this is how it goes....if I forget something, I'll let ya know :)

Dawn Marie's Chewy Cinnamon Rolls:
2 cups warm milk
2 Tbsp yeast
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
3 eggs
1 Tbsp salt
6-8 cups freshly milled hard white wheat flour
1/4 cup vital gluten

Caramel Topping:
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 to 1-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans or whatever...or you could leave them out!)

Cinnamon Roll Mixture
1 cup brown sugar (or rapadura, sucanat, etc)
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted

Combine yeast, vital gluten and 6 cups flour in large mixer bowl with dough hook, Add milk, oil and honey. Mix well for 1-2 mins. Turn off mixer, cover, and let dough sponge for 15 mins. Add eggs and salt. Turn on mixer and add additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time until the dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl. Knead for only 5 mins and keep the dough very soft and manageable. (Stiff dough will produce heavy, dry rolls.) If the dough becomes too stiff while kneading, drizzle water as you knead.

To prepare:
Melt butter and syrup and add nuts. Divide this mixture evenly into the bottom of two 9x13 pans. Divide the roll dough into 2 equal portions. Roll into a large rectangle (shoot for about 20"x28"). Spread 2 Tbsp of melted butter over the dough. Sprinkle with half of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up jelly-roll style (from the long way), seal the seams and cut into 1-1/2 inch thick pieces with dental floss (put the floss under the roll, bring it up and cross the floss on the top and pull in seperate've got a perfectly cut roll!) This will yield about 12-15 rolls. Place rolls in prepared pans. Repeat with other dough. Let rolls rise in a warm place until doubled (about 30-60 mins) Bake at 350 for 30-35 mins or until browned. Remove from oven and let stand in pan for 5 mins. Turn out of the pan to cool onto a rack with tin foil underneath it to make clean up a breeze!

If you want to have freshly baked rolls in the morning without having to get up at 4am to do it, just put the shaped rolls into the fridge to rise overnight (instead of in a warm place) and then in the morning, take them from the fridge and put them into the oven! (Just cover them with plastic wrap while in the fridge)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These look GREAT! Thanks!