Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

My latest experiment is to see how many different pastries and treats I can make using my basic recipe I use for sourdough croissants.

Like every experiment it starts unexpectedly. In this particular instance it was due to my forgetting I’d made the dough and thinking about it later in the evening. I wasn’t prepared to start the lamination process at that point.

I didn’t want to spend the time laminating nor did I want the dough to sit in the fridge until the next day before deciding what to do.

My solution: make cinnamon rolls!

Cinnamon rolls waiting to be taste tested!

I rolled out my dough and mixed up some filling of sugar cinnamon and sultanas (golden raisins). Before I sprinkled this filling I painted the dough with some melted butter. I’ll save for another post how I got distracted and exploded butter all over my microwave and had a mess to clean up!

Ad hoc filling added

I rolled it up, cut with monofilament and placed the rolls into a pan to rest overnight.

I baked at 375°F for 16 minutes and then glazed with apricot jam while warm. After fully cooling I whipped up some cream cheese vanilla frosting and added to each. Why not? In for one calorie in for a 1000! Ha!

I put out a call to friends for “volunteer taste testing”. Going to have a stream of folks showing up this evening.

First come, first served!

Published by Jim Hayden

Enterprise Transformation Consultant by day; Baker by night! Learning all the time! Iterative and incremental improvement always!

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