Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cinnamon Rolls

Here comes the perfect breakfast to brighten up a grey and rainy Sunday morning! It's the kind of recipe you can put together on the spur of the moment because it only consists of ingredients one has usually got in the store cupboard. The dough is easily prepared and the filling can be customized according to taste. I imagine that dark chocolate or fresh berries would make a nice addition, or maybe a bit of lemon or orange zest - go with whatever you fancy.

(from the wonderful "Home Made" by Yvette Van Boven)

350g flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of salt
75g cold butter
150-175ml buttermilk or milk
1 egg

a big chunk of really soft butter
sugar (white, brown, whatever you like)
raisins (I had none at home, so I used diced dried figs and they worked really well)
nuts, chopped (walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, whatever you have at home, I used a mixture of different nuts)

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add the cold butter in pieces and rub with your fingers until you have a sandy mixture. Slowly add the milk and knead until you have a smooth dough.

Roll your dough out on a floured surface (about 0.5cm thick). Generously spread the soft butter on the dough. Sprinkle on sugar, raisins, cinnamon and nuts. 

Then, starting at the longer end of the dough, roll into a coil. Slice into rolls and place them into a greased baking dish. Whisk your egg and brush the rolls with it. 

Bek your cinnamon rolls for about 25 minutes. Serve with cold butter, cream or crème fraiche.

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