Yesterday I ended up with a bunch of dough with which I didn’t know what to do. Then it hit me I could make cinnamon rolls and see what’s all the fuss about. I gotta say, a delicious comfort food, perfect for an old boring Thursday.
- 0,5 kilo of flour
- 1 egg
- 1,5 satchel of dry yeast
- 1 cup of warm milk
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 100 g of butter
- 75 g of brown sugar
- 1 vanilla sugar
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground star anise
- Warm up one cup of milk, add yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar and let it rise. Meanwhile mix flour with salt. Add the yeast mixture, egg and 30 g of melted butter and mix until you get a light, fluffy dough. Cover with a damp cloth and let it proof for 90 minutes.
- After 90 minutes, punch the air out and roll out until 1 cm thick.
- Spread over the dough the rest of the butter, sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and spices and roll up into a cigar. Cut into little rolls.
- Put the rolls on an oiled tray and cover with a damp cloth, and leave for another 45 minutes. Before baking, put a piece of butter on top of each roll.
- Put into a preheat oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Cool them a bit and then decorate with frosting, or better yet ice cream.