When I try to remember my best childhood moments; almost without fault food and gathering is involved. There is something magical that happens when we gather around a table with our loved ones and share something we took time and effort to make. I gave this homemade cinnamon rolls a try this morning and they were a definite hit so, wanted to share this recipe with you guys!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Makes 12 buns!
250 ml(1 cup)whole milk (3-4%)
100 g(3½ oz)unsalted butter
500 g(4 cups)strong white flour (bread flour)
½ tsp ground cardamom
50 g(¼ cup)caster (superfine) sugar
1 tsp salt
7 g¼ oz)fast action dried yeast (1 packet "instant" yeast)
150 g(¾ cup)light brown sugar
3 tbsp ground cinnamon
60 g(¼ cup)unsalted butter, very soft
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tbsp pearl sugar
1. To make the dough place the milk and butter into a saucepan over medium/low heat and cook until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly and, once lukewarm, mix in the egg.
2. Place the flour, cardamom, sugar and salt into large bowl and mix together.
3. Add the dried yeast and mix thoroughly.
4. Add the liquid mixture and mix to form a rough dough. Tip out onto the worksurface and knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
5. Place the dough in a clean bowl and cover with cling film. Place somewhere warm and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
6. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured worksurface, flatten into a rough rectangle and then roll out until approximately 25 cm x 35 cm (10" x 14").
7. For the filling mix the sugar, cinnamon and butter together to form a smooth paste. Using a spatula or spoon spread the filling evenly across the dough.
8. Roll the dough along the long edge into a sausage. Using a serrated knife or dental floss cut into twelve rounds. Place onto the prepared baking trays and cover with a kitchen towel. Allow to rise until almost doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
9. Whilst proving, preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F, gas 4, fan 160°C). When ready to bake brush the buns with a little beaten egg and sprinkle with pearl sugar, then bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Best served still warm.
10. Pair these buns with our N2 Blend and share beautiful moments with your loved ones <3<3<3
Here is the a link to the original recepie I used: http://www.swedishfood.com/swedish-food-recipes-biscuits-cakes/104-cinnamon-buns
Candid conversations with those we care about are not only important for our health but they are fundamental to the health of our culture. Sharing involved moments humanize us. While taking the time to take care of ourselves is important to share genuine moments with others! Take a moment empathize, its amazing what can happen when we realize that can “we are who we are because of who we all are”. Begin by listening with sympathy!